You can now take the “ex” out of ex-members of bands Rocket From The Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Pinback, Against Me!, and Mrs. Magician... because now they’re members of the new punk supergroup PLOSIVS… no "ex" necessary!
Presenting PLOSIVS, the brand new punk outfit featuring John Reis (Hot Snakes / Rocket From The Crypt / Drive Like Jehu), Rob Crow (Pinback), Atom Willard (Against Me!) and Jordan Clark (Mrs. Magician).
Said John Reis about the formation of the band, “I think part of why we started this group is that we needed a positive reaction to combat the overwhelming uncertainty of life. We need to make stuff with guitars and voices to feel normal.”
Denoting consonants that are produced by stopping the airflow by using the lips, teeth or palate, followed by a sudden release of air, the misspelling of PLOSIVS is intentional. Their foundation is built on the songwriting collaboration of Rob Crow and John Reis, both with long rap sheets of musical exploits dating back to the late '80s and extending to present day.
Crow is probably most recognized as half of the duo Pinback
and has also helmed groups Heavy Vegetable, Goblin Cock, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place as well as literally 45 other recording projects. Reis is known for being Hot
Snakes‘ riff architect and axe slinger, Rocket From The Crypt’s carnival barker and Drive Like Jehu’s guitarsonist.
Enter “percussionist to the stars” Atom Willard, longtime drummer of Rocket From The Crypt who also played with Social Distortion, Angels And Airwaves, The Offspring and currently Against Me!. Providing the youthful exuberance from where these elder statesmen would drink, bassist Jordan Clark of Mrs. Magician rounds out a band that was born during a year of cancelled tours, postponed record releases and a vast horizon of unemployment to create a new sound in the “distance rock” movement.
Their Swami Records debut includes the recently released single "Hit The Breaks," as well as the follow-up "Broken Eyes," which continues down the fiery Pinback-meets-Hot Snakes-meets-RFTC path of the lead single.
"To me, an obvious universal psychological protocol should be to remember there are as many perspectives to any event or situation as there are sentient beings affected by the experience, as opposed to the apocryphal notion of ‘two sides to every story,'" Rob Crow said via press release. "For a person to claim an absolute based on the one experience and perspective they can ever truly know seems irrational."