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Mustard Plug – Aye, Aye, Aye

Mustard Plug in Chicago, 2005

MP3: Mustard Plug – “Aye, Aye, Aye” (mediafire)

This is the first new Mustard Plug since 2007’s In Black and White (review). The band recorded it themselves and had it mixed at Bill Stevenson’s Blasting Room Studio (ALL, Descendents, Black Flag), where they’ve recorded most of their recent stuff.

Get it now. The song is being made available for free to coincide with their April UK/Europe tour and Groezrock music festival and will be taken down at the end of the tour. Dates below…

Mustard Plug: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, web, Facebook, MySpace, twitter.

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New Mustard Plug Documentary

Never Get Out Of The Van: The Story of Mustard PlugNever Get Out Of The Van: The Story of Mustard Plug is an 84-minute documentary that traces the ska-punk pioneers “from their humble roots in the basements, bars and punk clubs of Grand Rapids, Michigan and follows them on a 17 year journey across the world.” Over two hours of bonus material includes audio commentary, deleted scenes, interview outtakes, six music videos, and live footage of nine songs.

The band claims that the DVD chronicles their “meteoric rise to traveling in a van and their subsequent continuation of traveling in said van.”

Under the Influence Vinyl Singles

Mustard Plug vs. FugaziSuburban Home/Vinyl Collective has announced its new Under The Influence Series where they’ve asked several bands to record cover songs that have influenced their songwriting. They’re being released as split 7″ singles that will include coupons to download mp3s. Cool idea.

So far they’ve got Mustard Plug covering Fugazi, Bomb the Music Industry! doing Pavement, Whiskey and Company covering the Pogues, and more. Upcoming releases will include Two Cow Garage, Minus The Bear, and several more. You can stream the first three releases, and they sound good.

Via punknews.

Also, just for fun, here’s Mustard Plug’s shit-eating cover of their homeboys’ biggest hit:

MP3: Mustard Plug – “The Freshman” (Verve Poop cover)

Mustard Plug – In Black and White

Mustard Plug - In Black and WhiteMustard PlugIn Black and White (Hopeless)

I love these guys, and it would probably be wrong not to disclose that I’ve been friends with them for years, attending weddings, sharing rounds of Old Style longnecks at Mulligan’s, etc. I’ve already said everything I need to say about this band and the anti-ska snobs who hate everything, but the new album, In Black and White, is the best thing they’ve done since 1997’s Evildoers Beware!

You’re always afraid after a band releases a greatest hits compilation that it’s all downhill from there. Thankfully, that’s not the case this time. They sound re-energized. Colin Clive’s guitars are bigger and badder than ever. Dave Kirchgessner’s vocals and lyrics have a new sense of anger. They’ve got a new drummer (again — what is this, Spinal Tap?) And the horns are actually in tune most of the time! Just kidding, but I know they can take it.

MP3: Mustard Plug – “Hit Me! Hit Me!” from In Black and White

New videos and some older MP3s after the the jump…

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Mustard Plug: Better Than Alcohol

The Mustard ManMustard Plug with the Planet Smashers, et al

May 31, 2003, Metro, Chicago

How come ska gets no respect? Why is it?

Is it the matching outfits? Can’t be. The Hives wear matching outfits and everybody loves them. So I don’t know.

But I do know that on a Saturday night at the Metro in Chicago, about 1,200 kids were totally getting off on the music of the Planet Smashers and Mustard Plug. These kids were going nuts. It was exhilarating to watch from the relative safety and calm of the balcony with the rest of the people too old or just too exhausted to be involved in the mosh pit that consumed the entire floor.

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