The Plums toiled for about a decade before they put out a proper album (last year’s quasi-comprehensive White LP), and now the floodgates are totally freaking open for the D.C. noise band.
Brooklyn label Prison Art has released the two-song, 32-minute Nixon’s Mess, which provides a reasonable Plums entry point for anybody who likes epic indie rock but might be frightened by the concept of improvisational guitar-oriented music. The album exists in the corporeal realm as a cassette-only* run of 60 units, but the music can be heard in its entirely on Bandcamp.
* The label characterizes its aesthetic as “sparse, weird, heavy.” In that sense, it’s not totally “Brooklyn.” Putting out cassettes is definitely “Brooklyn,” though. D.C., to be fair, is no stranger to that kind of Brooklyn.