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The time was nineteen-ninety-something, the place was the small town of West Chester, Pennsylvania. PLOW UNITED quickly earned a place in the collective heart of punk rock for their furious melodic punk anthems that documented suburban life in a way that set them apart from their Fat Wreck and Epitaph contemporaries. They came, they made their mark, they left.
But that's only part of the story. Fast forward to the year 2011, when the band caught their devotees by surprise when they announced that they'd be reuniting to play at the Riot Fest in Philadelphia. Defying the stigma that comes with reunions, Plow United made it immediately evident that there was nothing crass, nothing insincere about their desire to bring their signature brand of punk to a new generation. Similarly, it's clear that the creative vehicle has undergone a full tune-up and has the kind of mileage to bring them through the present tense with legitimate conviction and a new perspective entirely.
If the staying power of their own songs is any indicator, it's safe to say that Plow United will have no problem writing records that resonate with punks in the 21st century. Like the bands to which they were often compared (BOUNCING SOULS, NO USE FOR A NAME, LIFETIME, etc.), they have the distinctive ability to exist in any time or place and not be lost in translation. Here's to a new beginning. [Sean Morris]