Leave it to the damned humans to celebrate the darkest day of the year. It seems right and proper to share a punk band that isn’t a caged hamster spinning the wheel on this day of the year. Sisyphus, this band isn’t it seems to me. I really dig what they are creating.
Plague Vendor is from uptown Whittier, California which is in the shadows of Hollywood. Whittier is home to The Rusty Monk, where one of the best burgers in the world can be had. This group of creationists has been jamming together since 2009. They recently opened up for the Deftones and are currently signed with Epitath Records.
One thing that I noticed, is that the band has a tune on one of the skater video games. I have listened to a few parents complain about their kids playing video games instead of making sand castles and throwing rocks at cans. One of the possibly good things to come of video gaming is the wide range of music that children can be exposed to. Now depending on how pious one wants their children to be, that could be more bad than good, but I’m one that doesn’t care to carry around the stench of piety with me.
Links to the band
The first video is their most popular video release to date. Happy Solstice.
The second video is a demo from their upcoming second album. Use care with the volume, it might get loud… and lovely.
The third video has me wanting to make love in the courtyard. I can’t find anything wrong with this band’s sound or mood.
Here is a nice little video of Hunter Thompson bout burning his house down while burning his Christmas tree after an all nighter with scotch and gin. The Dr. was about as punk as punk can be.
“We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world—a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us. . . . No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we’ll kill you.
Well, shit on that dumbness. George W. Bush does not speak for me or my son or my mother or my friends or the people I respect in this world. We didn’t vote for these cheap, greedy little killers who speak for America today—and we will not vote for them again in 2002. Or 2004. Or ever.
Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush?
They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us—they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis.
And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them.” Dr. Hunter S. Thompson