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PLAGUE VENDOR Announces New Album ‘By Night’ + Shares Video for “New Comedown”

Plague Vendor just announced their new album By Night, produced by John Congleton(St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe) and recorded at legendary EastWest Studios (Brian Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop). The follow up to their 2016 debut full-length BLOODSWEAT and their widely-acclaimed debut EP Free to Eat is set for release on June 7 via Epitaph Records. The 10-song set kicks off with the raw, vital track and first single “New Comedown.” Hear the song and watch the Dan Monick-directed video HERE.

“When we were writing ‘New Comedown,’ there were a lot of colors and themes that were coming through, so we thought it best to finalize the verses once we were in the recording studio,” notes the band’s frontman Brandon Blaine. “The energy, urgency, and excitement there was unmatched. We caught lightning in the booth and trapped it in the recording.”

Plague Vendor is Blaine (vocals), Michael Perez (bass), Luke Perine (drums and percussion) and Jay Rogers (guitar). A fearless our-way-is-the-hard-way work ethic and famously physical live shows won the Southern California-based band a ferocious fan base and place of pride on the Epitaph Records roster. They are currently on the road taking their live show to venues around the country–supporting All Them Witches now, with select headline shows set for this spring. See tour dates below.

By Night sees Plague Vendor stretch and warp their songs, discovering a merciless sense of tension and apprehension that set every moment on edge. It captures the feeling of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at the night with nothing but pure electricity. And, with Congleton’s precision production, they found their own way between the powerful-but-too-polished sound of right now and the engaging-but-aging reinterpretations of classic punk/rock albums of the 60s and 70s. Congleton’s limitless encouragement also led Plague Vendor to do things they never did before: chorused bass in endless waves, lightning-strike flashes of synth, motorik man-machine drums that sound inhuman and human at once and even a string section that’ll be a surprise if they ever do it live.

On By Night, Plague Vendor broke out new vocal ideas, new vocal styles, new depths of imagery and intensity that feel like flashbacks instead of pop songs. If BLOODSWEAT was a primal scream, By Night would be a precision attack.


01 – New Comedown

02 – Nothing’s Wrong

03 – All Of The Above

04 – Let Me Get High\Low

05 – Prism

06 – White Wall

07 – Night Sweats

08 – Pain In My Heart

09 – Snakeskin Boots

10 – In My Pocket

Album Pre-Save / Pre-Order: https://kr-m.co/plague


Mar 19 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground +

Mar 20 Boston, MA – The Sinclair +

Mar 21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom +

Mar 22 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church +

Mar 23 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel +

Mar 24 Raleigh, NC – Motorco +

Mar 26 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe Live

Mar 28 Nashville, TN – The End

Mar 29 St. Louis, MI – Fubar Lounge

Mar 31 Dallas, TX – Three Links

Apr 01 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Apr 03 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

Apr 06-07 Dana Point, CA – Sabroso Festival

+Notes dates with All Them Witches

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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