Revolutions Per Minute presents “THIS BAND DOESN’T SUCK” – a look at a contemporary artist who is helping dispel the notion that music in the 21st century is a desolate wasteland of suckitude.
This episode features the twisted genius of Whittier, California-based art punk band PLAGUE VENDOR – a band of undeniable power and dark charisma. They’re unlike any other currently active band. There’s no contrived punk posturing, no cliche power chord noise, no transparent attempt at a pandering “anthem song”. Everything is the real deal. You can tell right away when a band has got it and when they don’t. It’s an intangible thing that immediately disappears when an act is trying to be anything other than authentic. The moment you try to be cool? That’s the moment coolness is impossible. Plague Vendor is undeniably cool.
Frontman Brandon Blaine sat down with Jeff Nolan backstage before their gig in Orlando, Florida for a wide-ranging, insightful interview that captures the spirit of a young artist as he’s just starting to realize he has no creative limits.
11:03 Brandon Blaine interview begins