Planes Mistaken For Stars
Territories Represented: North America
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.
Their long awaited fourth studio album, Prey, was released in October 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.