"The most primitive and feral elements of its style... John Bonham kick tone, smashed-to-shit vocal distortion, gravel-throated bass tone and a couple guitars that sound like they're being picked with glass shards... Cruelly effective."
"Rising Philly noise rock royalty Plaque Marks... Nasty in all the right ways."
"Philly noise rock royalty" Plaque Marks will hit the road in November as main support for the legendary Unsane on a large chunk of the band's coast-to-coast North American tour.
Unsane, Plaque Marks:
Nov 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Nov 18 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Nov 19 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Nov 21 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Nov 25 - Austin, TX @ Lost Well
Nov 26 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Lounge
Nov 28 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 29 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Dec 1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Dec 3 - Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Dec 4 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's
Dec 5 - Seattle, WA @ Highline
Dec 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
Dec 7 - Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
Dec 8 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Dec 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Dec 10 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
The self-proclaimed "stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene," Plaque Marks is a new quartet comprising members of Creepoid, Fight Amp, Ecstatic Vision, and The Powder Room. Debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship is set to drop October 27th on Minneapolis label Learning Curve Records.
Listen to new song "Plaque Marks," here:
Caveman drumming, tooth-rattling bass, painfully distorted guitars, and buried yells are the elements at play, and on Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship they sound like they were recorded with one lone mic, hanging from a noose in a Philly warehouse. Lyrics are from the perspective of a rogue's gallery of characters – a corrupt cop, a cough syrup addict, a Christian zealot.
Plaque Marks credit Texas legends Rusted Shut and Cherubs for inspiration, as well as the early works of contemporaries Pissed Jeans and tourmates Unsane – but the Plaque Marks racket is in a league all its own, over in the darkest corner of the noise-rock room. As a review on Stereogum put it, the band deals only in "the most primitive and feral elements of its style."
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Photo by Dante Torrieri