After ten years of making wonderfully chaotic post-hardcore, Denver’s Planes Mistaken For Stars called it a day in July of this year. They promised one final tour, and made good at the end of November, making their way across the U.S. and Canada before planning to jump across the pond to Europe. A family emergency early this month forced the band to cancel all of their overseas dates and several U.S. ones; in Toronto on November 21, though, they were still in high spirits. In the name of giving fans the final word, Exclaim!TV asked those in attendance at the Reverb that night what they would like to ask the soon-to-be-departed band.
Planes may never have been as popular as many of their musical peers, but their grunge-y approach to old-fashioned screamo and, more recently, fuzzed-out stoner rock, garnered them the respect of anyone who took the time to listen, making them a perennial favourite of punk (and non-punk) critics and some of the genre’s biggest names. Toronto is lucky we caught one last glimpse of the band’s stormy sonic vision.
Video by Sam Sutherland / Exclaim!TV.