Thursday, November 16, 2017


Having kicked off their coast-to-coast US tour this week, Plaque Marks now team up with Unsane for a three-week stretch before solidering on for even more headlining shows. The Unsane leg begins Friday night in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus.

The perfect tourmates, Unsane are elder statesmen of the caustic noise-rock nightmare for which Plaque Marks carries the torch. Founded in New York City in the late '80s, their brutal sound remains intact: between the realness and rawness of New York hardcore, the muscle of Helmet, and the existential horror of Swans.

Nov 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Unsane
Nov 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar 
w/ Unsane
Nov 19 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 
w/ Unsane
Nov 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl 
w/ Unsane
Nov 21 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa 
w/ Unsane
Nov 25 – Austin, TX @ Lost Well 
w/ Unsane
Nov 26 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Lounge w/ Unsane
Nov 28 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Unsane
Nov 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 
w/ Unsane
Dec 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 
w/ Unsane
Dec 3 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp 
w/ Unsane
Dec 4 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s 
w/ Unsane
Dec 5 – Seattle, WA @ Highline 
w/ Unsane
Dec 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt 
w/ Unsane
Dec 7 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge 
w/ Unsane
Dec 8 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux 
w/ Unsane
Dec 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records 
w/ Unsane
Dec 10 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive 
w/ Unsane
Dec 11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor
Dec 12 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Dec 13 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers
Dec 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville
Dec 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles #34
Dec 16 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Dec 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class

The self-proclaimed "stain on the smile of the Philadelphia music scene," Philly noise-rock dream team Plaque Marks comprises members of Creepoid, Fight Amp, Ecstatic Vision, and The Powder Room. Caveman drumming, tooth-rattling bass, painfully distorted guitars, and buried yells are the elements at play, and on debut EP Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship (out now on Learning Curve Records and Reptitlian Records) they sound like they were recorded with one lone mic, hanging from a noose in a Philly warehouse. 

Listen to the EP in full and buy, here:

"Even comparatively barbaric noise rock bands like Unsane sound positively reserved and sophisticated compared to this squall... Cruelly effective."

"Rising Philly noise rock royalty Plaque Marks... Nasty in all the right ways."

"Brimming with crusty swagger, Anxiety Driven Nervous Worship rages like Pissed Jeans at their most shambolic... With machine precision, the three-piece stomp and gnash, lurching propulsively..."

"Highly combustible, jam-packed with jagged disharmony and overdriven to the brink of collapse. Plaque Marks sound absolutely filthy here. The distorted crunch that hangs over the entire production has enough character to be an instrument unto itself..." 
–Invisible Oranges

"A Philly band with members of Creepoid, Fight Amp, and Ecstatic Vision. Their sound takes cues from the style Unsane helped define..."

"A new musical outfit out of Philly that reminds me of the sonic brainfuck of bands like Hell No, Jesus Lizard, and Glazed Baby."
–No Echo

Photo by Dante Torrieri

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