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Planes Mistaken For Stars formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1997. From the outset, they were an artistic anomaly; carrying both a worn rust belt heart a warm midwestern soul. Collectively they combined different kinds of musical rebellion: hardcore aggression, punk energy, and gritty rock n’ roll spirit into their own special noise, ultimately laying the blueprint for today’s emotional punk rock resurgence. Planes Mistaken For Stars released three full-length albums in that decade: 2001’s Fuck With Fire, 2004’s Up In Them Guts and 2006’s Mercy, before quietly disbanding in 2007. In 2010, Planes Mistaken For Stars reunited for The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. In 2012, the band also reunited for a successful East Coast Tour. Since then, they re-released their landmark album Mercy last year on Deathwish and have been quietly and persistently working on new music.
Their long awaited fourth studio album, Prey, will be released on October 21st, 2016 (Deathwish Inc.). Produced and engineered by Sanford Parker (Wovenhand, Leviathan, Yob), Prey is a beautifully haunting return to form for Planes Mistaken For Stars. In need of isolation to finish writing the album, founder Gared O’Donnell took to the road alone. Instead of finding a predictable muse, he found himself driving deep into the crumbling heart of middle America. There, Gared took up residence in decrepit motels, finding inspiration in the descending darkness surrounding him.
Prey features ten songs that are seemingly instant Planes Mistaken For Stars classics; particularly “F*cking Tenderness” (listen now on AV Club) – it’s multi-layered, melodic, and infectious in a way that only they can be. Prey signals that the figurative slumber is over for this off kilter and brilliant cult status band.
In support of Prey, Planes Mistaken For Stars have announced a handful of tour dates in the U.S. from October 26th to November 4th.
PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS, TOUR DATES:
October 26 Chicago, IL @ Township
October 27 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
October 28 Savannah, GA @ Dollhouse Productions
October 30 Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly – THE FEST
October 31 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
November 1 Nashville, TN @ The End
November 2 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
November 3 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
November 4 Austin, TX @ Sound On Sound Fest