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I just can’t seem to type out San Diego’s Plateaus without backspace deleting and trying all over. So screw it, I’m copy pasting the name in (Damn you triple vowels lined up with each other!)

I remember scrolling through M Theory Records here in San Diego two years back and eventually coming across a die-cut furry Toy Machine looking album cover with a splatter record smacked inside. I was working as a busboy then, so my blind buys were super limited (still are -_-) and I went home to check the Plateaus out. It sounded cool, it sounded like the stuff I was used to hearing from San Diego’s garage scene; Teenage Burritos, The Soft Pack, The Anasazis, Christmas Island, Wavves even.

I liken “Wasting Time” with 1 part garage rock, 1 part Big Red soda pop & 1 part a sour d joint. It does the job!

For a single sided 10” translucent splatter vinyl record die-cut album $12.50 shipped in the U.S. (if you buy direct from mtstmtn.com you will find other goodies @ Mt St Mtn that I’ll post about sooner rather than later!) Not too shabby!

I will be linking the Midheaven purchase link with the official “buy” button down below due to the fact that there is no direct link to this particular album through Mt St Mtn.


The Details

Circa 2013

San Diego's Plateaus are back and following up their acclaimed debut LP on Art Fag with a limited one sided 10" coming from Mt.St.Mtn. Plateaus have a laid back minimalist sound doing more with less with a niche for catchy song writing and melody. Hazy guitar tones, pounding drums, fuzzed out bass, and blown out vocals they deliver a sonic sound scape your ears with be thrilled to hear. With a range of influences from The Clean to The Wipers to Guided By Voices to Harry Nilsson to The Country Teasers, their sound is hard to pigeon hole into one specific genre. Cover artwork by Jay Howell, design by Mark Kaiser.

"San Diego's current wave of underground snarlers comes to us in the form of Plateaus, a furiously laid back pop band with that special something everyone is striving for, clearly bleeding through and visibly staining their jeans for all to see. This band offers no hidden agenda, no life-changing song structures, or ear-bending production, just incredible sloptastic pop that hangs off the cliff of irresistibility like no tomor- row. It's always more impressive when bands can do more with less, and Plateaus fall squarely into that arena, knocking out hit after hit without breaking into any sketchy territory, and locking down the adora- tion of anyone lucky enough to cross their path. From the moment we heard their debut tracks on the Art Fag 7", it was true love: sharply ripped, revved-up pop songs that bring to mind the early dual vocal stomp of Red Cross and The Simpletones, crushed into perfect blasts of that modern "punk ambrosia," of which we just can't ever get enough. Yes, Plateaus are a band you can fall for quick. There's just something about their perfectly disheveled pop that's so massively lacking these days, but we're glad to be able to shove them into your life." – Victimoftime.com

Price $17

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