Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun / Press

“Their Planes tries to emulate the essence of the human soul and manage to do this in a rather original and refreshing manner. Take for example the track “Teflon Kids”. The feel of this song speaks indie pop but the lyrical intensity at times projects and sells itself as emo rock (and no, not like how some consider Fall Out Boy to be emo). The song details going out and living life despite whether you will succeed or fail at it. Some of my favorite lyrics of this track are actually the opening lyrics : “my cause? You got me, don’t know what it is man. In my heart it’s just there”. I believe these lyrics rival the lyrics of “Some Nights” by fun.: “What do I stand for? Most nights I don’t know anymore”. I enjoy how Their Planes uses “Teflon Kids” to approach the concept of not being sure of what one stands for anymore. Instead of just lying there confused, the song inspires the listener to be content with not knowing what they strive for and to just fight the goo”

“The band has recently released a new single “The Hunter” (available for free download on their Soundcloud) from their upcoming album Brasil I find “The Hunter” to be both upbeat and somehow sad. The fast drum line and plentiful cymbals, as well as replicated human clap sounds keeps the song very positive. However, Fernandez’s voice is, as usual, powerful yet depressing (though not necessarily in a bad way). I listened closely to the lyrics and found them to be both silly and serious, optimistic and sad. The song is about (you guessed it!) a girl, but it’s neither the overly romantic take on love nor the bitter resentment of a broken heart. Lyrics such as, “I just want to see her jump for joy like she used to/ And wrap herself up in my silly hands,” reflects the complicated sentiments that one feels when in love: nostalgia for “the good old days,” sadness over changes, protective urges, optimism, and goofiness.”

“Have you looked behind yourself recently? You never know... someone could be watching you. Sorry to worry you, but if the new LP from Jersey group Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun is any indication, we may have a lot to bre concerned about. From the voices in my head found at the end of new single 'The Hunter' (streaming below) to mysterious 'Tumors' found in one of my fave groove-based math rock tracks from the album 'Brasil,' listening to these guys music reveals a band in a very thoughtful and rather bleak mood. Compared with previous records, the band's latest delivers a focused bang on the head, caught between Interpol-like paranoia, and jazz-inflected grooves The Dismemberment Plan would have been proud. You can see the band live on 12.05 (tomorrow) at Pianos with other NYC acts Chamber Band, Julien Funk and We Run; in the meantime... check out their record on their Bandcamp - and make sure no one's following you until then”

“I think the track is really good. When listening to 'The Hunter' I can really hear the influence of the 60's garage rock music intermingling with a shoegaze twist. As I sat at my desk I put on this musical cocktail, lit a joint, and let my mind wander. The dreamy aspects really allow the lyrics and melodies to take you on some journey of self discovery. Which I think was the point.”

“With their distinct rock sound, the indie-rock group are something b etween the older stuff by Airfare and Joy Division. Described to have catchy riffs and edgy vocal sounds, Their Planes will Block Out the Sun are worth listening to and it is said that they never play the same set twice so catch one of their mighty energetic gigs when you can!”

“The New Jersey-based band Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun write music that finds inspiration from the life experiences of all five of its members. Each member has a voice within the group, which gives insight behind the band’s name. Its members are symbolically represented as planes flying separate courses, and when they eclipse each other’s light, they reach their intended result of gaining full attention, even if it’s just for a moment. The band plans on releasing a new LP, Brasil. Learn more about them and download a new single in this edition of Fresh Wax. Made up of members John Falcone, Vic Fernandes, Wayne Green, Craig Monaco, and Paul Falcone. Each person has their respective positions within the group. Craig Monaco handles the hard rocking guitars. John Falcone and Wayne Green assemble an exciting jazz driven rhythm section. Paul Falcone lends his classically trained piano skills. Vic Fernandes rounds out the group as the band’s messenger, delivering Their Planes”

“Maybe it is just that today as I write is particularly chilly as winter begins to draw down its cloak, but not only does Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun suit the mood, but they also make it seem as though I have a warming fireplace glowing in the corner. Which, where I am perched today in the smokeless zone of London just raises a sense of nostalgia. I enjoy the sounds winding their ways in to my ears which draw as their source a diversity of thematics from the ’50s which they transpose forward by 60 years to the current world. It is like small-town America finally maturing and the white-picket fences growing some moss. A mélange of instrumental influences is given permit to inculcate the framework of the compositions to provide the filler that resonates of sentimentality, providing the real interest to the out-put. The dreamy qualities enable the storyline of the lyric to gently unfurl like glowing embers in the fireplace and the listener is drawn to visual imagery sparked i”

“Sometimes clouds provide a sense of calm and ease, other times they portend impending thunderstorms. With The new E.P. by Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun, it's hard to tell which direction the weather is going. While the band's name sounds ominous enough, the music frequently brings you to the edge of the storm before backing off instead, and providing some relief in its whirling guitars and washed out vocals. Like Radiohead, the band is at their finest with equal parts paranoia and bliss. Opener 'their planes' lies at the brink of splitting in two before coming back to earth near the end of its epic turns. 'Brasil' keeps the ground shifting under you before a maddening march of pounding drums explodes all over the track's calamitous end, while closing track "Cut and Run" (streaming below) slowly builds and develops on an intricate web of guitars, vocals and gently drum hits. The E.P. is full of these surprises, and rewards with a constant upwards lift toward the heavens.”

“Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun makes serious music, as I’ve noted before. Their most recent EP adds to their oeuvre, as “Cut and Run” features more of the interlocking, calculated style of rock. The moods shift more easily than in their previous work, calling up comparisons to a less-bombastic The Walkmen. “Brasil” is a tense and quiet tune, reminiscent of the paranoia-filled moods invoked by OK Computer. But it’s the band-title song “Their Planes” that makes the deepest impact, as the members give in to their melodic tendencies and lets some emotions spill out. The mournful vocal line of “Their planes … will block out the sun/everything will be alright” over warm bass, trilling treble guitar, and snare clicking creates a song that I can’t get out of my head. They’re definitely a group to watch. Fans of The National and the aforementioned bands should give this a spin.”

“First this week are New Jersey band Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun. The band's free EP (available from their bandcamp) is decidedly indie, with slightly darker elements also touched upon. The influences are quite apparent over the four tracks. 'Brasil' is heavily indebted to Radiohead, while highlight 'youth and angels' could easily be mistaken for a more solemn Interpol cut. It's an impressive EP, combining gloomy lyrical tendencies with precise production and brooding sometimes Jazz-like instrumentation. Entirely listenable and largely enjoyable.”

“Pressing play on their album White Dancer sets off a journey that is partly Elbow, a little Editors, a hint of Arcade Fire, a touch of Muse, and a slight nod to the inevitable Radiohead. All of this is tightly knitted together with a host of other things just below the surface that helps create a sound that is very much their own.”

“With an upbeat, yet mildly dry rock sound reminiscent of Doves or Starsailor, they are certainly apt to meet the needs of road trips, parties, and soundtracks! Dare I say ‘White Dancer’ is incredible…? Buy it at cdbaby, on iTunes, or Insound. And wouldn’t you know it, our very first nominee for LoveSound’s ‘Album Of The Year’ so far in 2010!”

“..have their sound down starting off with a mood cornerstone, like a guitar riff, a synth, or a piano, and build on it. A snappy drummer adds the backbone of the sound. Buoyant bass lines bring a lot of energy, guitars add mood. Vocals dispatch the lyrics with a disaffected,almost sinister..”

“Delivering eight sizzling tracks that deftly blend elements of groovy jazz and galvanizing rock into a very punchy and exciting synthesis, this album certain hits the stirring spot somethin’ sweet. The ringing guitars, sturdy drums, and percolating basslines keep the snappy tempos and constant beats rousing and dynamic throughout. The smooth vocals are likewise quite pleasant and captivating. A really solid and satisfying album.”

“totally new comparison that we've never used before. Their Planes.. write smart modern pop that sounds something like a cross between Stackridge and The Solipsistics without ever sounding very much like either.it seems obvious that the folks in this band have very esoteric taste in music...”

“Their Planes Will Block Out The Sun-White Dancer [self-released] Melodic stuffs with a some fancy unique guitar work twinkling around here and there. Has the style of vocals sort of like Interpol and the National and a dash of crooning on top of it all.”