In cellars and concert halls across the rust belt and beyond, the palatably provocative four-piece known as Plateau Below explores the emotional and physical territory of the American experiment using the only tools they know: the tender cynicism and twang of lyricist Logan Carithers, the technical flair of lead guitarist Travis Brown, and the complex time signature mastery of bassist Jacob Gumbel and drummer Kate Samson.

Plateau Below began in 2012 as a peace agreement between Logan and Jacob’s high school bands from small-town Kentuckiana. This early iteration of the band solidified their punk-flavored doo-wop sound on the 2014 debut Still Paradise and the 2017 EP Sun Don’t Shine So Bright, both available through Jurassic Pop Records. Plateau Below blossomed into its current form with the additions of childhood friend Travis and college DIY comrade Kate in Spring 2018.

Rooted in Chicago, these four freaks are having a hell of a time weaving chaos into pop structure and touring around to bring the sweet sounds of primordial shriek-folk to the good people of the American Midwest.


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