Plum – “Light Years, Dark Years”

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Plum is a modern group with a firm grasp on rock ‘n’ roll of the past, much like Brian Jonestown Massacre, Foxygen, or The Dandy Warhols. Like those groups, the psych-driven guitar-prominent production of Cream is a prominent influence, resulting in a full-bodied sound with suave vocals and soaring electric melodies. Plum’s generally nostalgic sound results in plenty of excitement on tracks like “Light Years, Dark Years”, which touts a beefy chorus with plenty of phaser-friendly production and sweet-licking guitar solos in the bridges. The structure is conventional and the instrumentation doesn’t defy the norm of the nostalgia-driven stylistic appreciation, but Plum’s sound remains well-done and consuming nonetheless.

Stream the other four tracks off Plum’s EP of the same name below:

Mike Mineo

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