Pllush(photo: Nick Lomboy)

San Francisco quartet Pllush are finally set to release their debut LP this week, having joined forces with one of the Bay Area’s most vital independent labels. Join the local favorites for their June 8 record release show at Bottom of the Hill, celebrating the Friday release of Pllush’s Stranger to the Pain LP on Father/Daughter Records. Put on some headphones and let the climax of their knockout single “Big Train” rip the tears out of your eyes, then check out “Shannon” and “Ortega” below.

Pllush (fka Plush) have established themselves as Bay Area mainstays since they formed in 2014, with captivating live sets and digital song collections including Pale, Pine, and Please. Although the band has since added an extra “L” to their name, the roster remains the same with singer-guitarist Karli Helm, guitarist Eva Treadway, drummer Dylan Lockey, and bassist Sinclair Riley continuing to build upon their dreamy yet decisive, shoegaze-inspired rock sound. The expansive guitar tones carry the weight of Helm’s emotional lyrics and powerful vocal performance, making Stranger to the Pain an essential entry among Bay Area album releases this year. Pllush’s debut LP is available for pre-order via Father/Daughter.

San Francisco post-punk band Spiritual Cramp (featuring Michael Bingham of Creative Adult) is on tour with Boston’s Fiddlehead, and will support Pllush’s LP release party along with World Smasher (featuring Hannah Valente of The She’s). If you’re excited to hear all the new bops from this mostly local lineup, go ahead and RSVP for Friday’s all ages show at Bottom of the Hill on Facebook and buy tickets here.

Pllush, Spiritual Cramp, Fiddlehead, World Smasher
Bottom of the Hill
June 8, 2018
8:30pm, $10