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Singled Out: Plushgun


10/02/2008
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(antiMusic) Welcome to Singled Out where we ask artists to give us the inside story about their latest single. Today's edition comes from electrorockers Plushgun. The band's mainman Dan Ingala tells us about the song "Just Impolite," a tune with a theme that just everyone can relation to. Here is Dan with the story:

The song is simple: boy meets girl, girl breaks up with boy, back together again, boy breaks up with girl, back together again, end and repeat. Now mix that up with post-graduatorial angst, deciding against law school, and still interning for the occasional free lunch while living in a closet, and you get "Just Impolite."

At the time the song was written, Plushgun did not exist. I was haphazardly attempting to compose for indie flicks, interning at a recording studio, and (when motivated enough) temping for rent. Confused 23 year old post-grads excel at data entry. The only stable part of my life was the predictable fluctuation of my love life, and essentially its breakdown is what caused "Just Impolite." I was confused, as is the song. Happy sounding music with rather defeatist lyrical embellishment serendipitously led to a song that was much deeper than its poppy melody.

I showed the song to my brother, who above all else, can spot a cultural trend a mile away, he convinced me to actually come up with a band name and put the track out there. One day I was approached by Steve Tsapelas, writer for Rag Tag's We Need Girlfriends to use the track in an episode, they decided to use it during a rather critical scene (Henry finally kissing Jenny.) This, apparently, led to hordes of their fans flocking to my still-naked myspace page, inflating my fan base exponentially Keep in mind, the band was still just me, in my bedroom. I had yet to play a live show. So instead of staying trapped in the matrix, I got a band together, and here we are, about to go on tour.

Thank god I didn't go to law school.

Now that you know the story, go hear the song! Plus get the dates to that tour Dan mentioned and learn all about the group on their
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