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Becoming Double

by Plates of Cake

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"Pure Gold." -Grant Purdum, TINYMIXTAPES

"Not sure if Plates of Cake really fits into any current scene, but that’s just as well — they might be more at home with the early 80s Postcard Records roster: Orange Juice, the Go-Betweens and Aztec Cameras. Wherever you slot them, Plates of Cake deserve your attention." - Tyler Wilcox, AQUARIUM DRUNKARD

"RECOMMENDED - It’s seemingly evident that no one else is gonna stand up for the band Plates of Cake, so listen up before I grab you by the collar and pull. These guys have grown up in public, schoolboys in disgrace if you will, learning the insides out of classy, boarding school-bound rock from troubled cases, from Nick Lowe to Robyn Hitchcock to Verlaine/Lloyd, whose influence really stand up on their third and best album Becoming Double." - Doug Mosurock, STILL SINGLE

"Plates of Cake is on its third album, and a quick listen to the earlier ones reveals a trajectory from spare, punk-ish minimalism to a more elaborate glam stance. Becoming Double is, perhaps the logical continuation of this trend, offering mannered exercises in syncopated tempos and falsetto registers. The guitar work is good, in a warm, 1970s power pop way that will remind you of Queen, the Raspberries and Thin Lizzy, but it feels like the only sharp element in these soft breezy songs. Over at Still Single, Doug Mosurock heard Nick Lowe (yes), Robyn Hitchcock (maybe) and Television (??) as influences, but I’m leaning more towards post-punk oddities like the Monochrome Set and, maybe because he’s top of mind these days, David Bowie (especially on “Old Time Brutes”)." - Jennifer Kelly, DUSTED MAGAZINE

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released January 15, 2016

JONATHAN BYERLEY - VOCALS, RHYTHM GUITAR, VIBES
JOSHUA CARRAFA - LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS
IAN BURNS - DRUMS
GANN MATTHEWS - BASS GUITAR, VOCALS

RECORDED BY PLATES OF CAKE
MIXED AND MASTERED BY JASON MCDANIEL
PIANO AND ORGAN PERFORMED/RECORDED BY GREGORY HILL
SONGS WRITTEN BY JONATHAN BYERLEY
AND ARRANGED BY PLATES OF CAKE
EXCEPT BOYFRIENDS (BYERLEY, CARRAFA) AND
CHURCH WOUNDS (BYERLEY, CARRAFA, MATTHEWS)
© & ℗ 2015 LINCOLN OF EUPHORIA (SESAC)

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Plates of Cake Brooklyn, New York

NYC band since 2009. Disgruntled waiter music purely for the back of house. The audial equivalent of spitting in your entree. Our shifts over, staff drinks drained, gonna stay out all night. Let’s not deprive each other: We have a seat at the table, try to make polite conversation. Still out of place. Decline and Fall speaks for itself. Critically acclaimed, criminally undersold - Plates Of Cake. ... more

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