It's Alive (2014)
Of all of the 90's bands that have reunited, Plow United is the one that I may secretly be most excited about. Sure, a new Rocket From The Crypt or Bum record would blow my mind, but Plow was always the closest thing to a great local band that we had when I was younger. Yeah, they're from Pennsylvania and I'm in New Jersey, but they played so many of the shows around here that it's hard to not think of them as one of ours. I mean, if I don't claim Plow, who am I going to claim? Bigwig? No thanks.
The Delco 7" is the first record since their fantastic Marching Band LP from last year. To me, the production was a bit tighter on Marching Band and that gave those songs more of a biting edge. I think as a whole the 4 songs on Delco sound a little softer in comparison. Maybe things just sound a bit more relaxed, but the songs themselves are still as great as ever. Well, the 3 main ones anyway as lead off "That Was Awesome" is pretty much just a 45 second intro/throwaway.
Once the start/stop guitar riff of "All For You" punches in, this 7" just flies by. Impassioned vocals and dynamic drumming are Plow United staples and they're in full force here as well. If you like Plow, you're crazy not to pick this up. If you're new to them, I don't know that this is the absolute best place to start. I'd grab last year's Marching Band LP or my favorite album of theirs, the recently rereleased Plow II LP.
Plow United - Delco 7":