By JOHN BENSON
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 lionâ€™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 â€œBeyond The Horizon,â€ which is due out this September. Among the bandâ€™s favorites tracks on â€œBeyond The Horizonâ€ are the upbeat â€œMayday (Mâ€™aidez),â€ the down-tempo â€œGet on the Flawâ€ and the dynamic â€œPretty Buildings.â€ The latter track, which will be the new albumâ€™s lead single when itâ€™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, â€œAs Far as the Eye Can See.â€
â€œWe tried to use a lot more influences to make a more soundscape-like record,â€ 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.
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