By on September 24, 2011


First Performance in Over A Decade at Riot Fest East on September 24

Double Vinyl Gatefold Cover Available in October, Limited Edition Six Panel CD Available at Riot Fest

PLOW UNITED Photo credit: Shawn Scallen

Philadelphia, PA – Paper + Plastick Records is proud to announce the release of influential pop-punk band PLOW UNITED’s collection Sleepwalk: A Restrospective. Available this weekend as a limited edition six panel CD at the inaugural East Coast edition of The Riot Fest, the retrospective will also be available as a double record with gatefold cover this October.
After a five-year run that came to an end in 1997, rumors of reunion shows and a new album circulated in the punk community, but were quickly dispelled by the band, who disbanded on friendly terms. The three band members last shared the stage in 1998, though there were many offers to play shows over the past thirteen years. Plow United bassist Joel Tannenbaum notes a few factors that lead to the band’s decision to reunite at Riot Fest East this weekend. “Everything fell into place – the show itself, the timing, [vocalist/guitarist] Brian [McGee] moving back to the mid-Atlantic and his solo career starting to take off, just everything,” he says, adding “And who in their right mind would say no to sharing a stage in Philly with the Descendants and X?”

SLEEPWALK artwork Click for hi-res

The four-sided vinyl features the band’s three full-length releases, the self-titled debut (Creep, 1995), Goodnight Sellout (Creep, 1996), and the posthumous Narcolepsy (Creep, 1998). The D-side of the retrospective features songs from various compilations or singles the band released, including the unreleased instrumental “Monte.”Though rumors have swirled about for over a decade regarding new material, the band can finally confirm they are working on new music. “There will be another album,” admits Tannenbaum. “It’s about half written. I think that’s actually what the three of us are more psyched about than anything. Writing songs was always our favorite thing in the whole world.”
With a highly anticipated hometown show, and their first performance in over a decade, Plow United are excited to play to friends and fans, both old and new. “We know that there’s going to be a contingent of people at Riot Fest in front of the stage going totally wild,” comments Tannenbaum. “What we don’t know is how big that contingent will be. I think most of them have roots in PA, Delaware or Jersey, even if they don’t live there anymore. If the internet is anything to go by, quite a few people are flying in for the show.”
Plow United is Brian McGee (vocals, guitar), Joel Tannenbaum (bass), and Sean Rule (drums).

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.