July 24, 2016

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People in Planes take off: Musical act makes July 1 stop at the Agora


Special to The Gazette

Modern rock act People in Planes was supposed to take off a year ago with the release of its sophomore effort for Wind-Up Records.

After experiencing a successful stateside tour, the five-piece had the lion’s share of the new album ready to record when the decision was made to put off going into the studio. The band then spent several months honing its already written material while rounding out what would become “Beyond The Horizon,” which is due out this September. Among the band’s favorites tracks on “Beyond The Horizon” are the upbeat “Mayday (M’aidez),” the down-tempo “Get on the Flaw” and the dynamic “Pretty Buildings.” The latter track, which will be the new album’s lead single when it’s released to radio in the next few weeks, really stands out in defining how People in Planes has evolved from its 2006 debut effort, “As Far as the Eye Can See.”
“We tried to use a lot more influences to make a more soundscape-like record,” Jones said.

Fans can see and hear the difference for themselves when the act returns to Northeast Ohio for a July 1 show at the Agora Ballroom. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of sale at Ticketmaster outlets.

Benson may be reached at ididhear@aol.com.