"Ethereal pop with sultry vocals and a left hook." -CDBaby.com
Plumerai is a post-pop band from Boston, MA. Equally
influenced by 80's punk/postpunk, early 90's british alternative,
& modern art-rock; the results are shoegazing guitars, Patti
Smith style vocals, tight drumming, & driving bass lines û
everything you could want from pop oriented music.
Despite the fact that they put out their first album nearly two
years ago, Res Cogitans marks their true debut. After several
line-up changes in the past two years, the band has become
solid & tight after a few short tours consisting of Elizabeth Ezell
(vocals), Todd Richards (drums), & brothers Martin Newman
(guitars & keyboards) & James Newman (bass). Ezell brings
sultry vocals to the mix in a genre populated by sweet sounding
singers. Richards gives us drums that swing rather than
becoming mechanical back beats. Martin Newman provides the
heavily reverbed guitars around which the songs are built. James
Newman brings the percussive bass lines that help hold things
Res Cogitans marks a very special point in Plumerai's career.
This is the first time they've taken control over their own
recording process adding elements like accordion that might be
frowned upon by many rock-producers. They recorded the band
live with minor overdubs to capture their energy rather than
castrating the music with a click-track. This EP makes promises
for a great album in 2007.