The Plurals / Press

“Certain artists pull you in. Hearing them makes you say “I could do that. I should do that!” The Ramones. The Minutemen. The Plurals belong in this company. Seeing them live is revelatory. They’re one of the few groups today whose influences aren’t merely contemporary, yet they don’t fall into some retro trap either.”

“No-frills pop-punk, Midwestern rock ‘n roll, screaming post-punk, and obnoxiously wonderful singalongs…these are the elements that can throw you for a loop. The Michigan power trio’s album is a great and balanced mix of songs that alternate between screaming obnoxiousness and lo-fi honesty. The bitterness I love in my sense of humor, combined with the earnestness and slight sense of hope we all have to have, manages to turn what could be a pretty generic-sounding punk record into one of the most unique albums I’ve heard in a long time.”

“Coated in varying degrees of garage fuzz, pummeled by crash-tastic drumming and a whack load of we-don’t-give-a-damn vocals, The Plurals are like those slightly off-kilter cousins that make cameos exclusively at family reunions. And just like those relatives, it can take some time to warm up to their antics. But once you loosen up to their company you can’t wait for them to pull up a chair.”

"This is exactly the kind of band you should be supporting when their van pulls into your town. 90's guy/girl alternative vocal rock is an endangered species. Which makes the Plurals a dying breed. No doubt influenced by the Pixies, the Breeders, Sonic Youth, and probably Nirvana, the Plurals experiment with all types of punk, grunge and rock 'n roll"

"Lansing's The Plurals take the 'pop' straight from ''90s pop punk' and smash it together with the guitar noise of Dinosaur Jr. and the low-fi aesthetics of Sebadoh. Tommy McCord's voice lays smoothly over the rocky, sharp guitars. Nich Richards' screams and occasional backing melodies add an element of surprise. 4 out of 5 stars."