In 2015, after years of eating irony for all three meals and as a nightcap, one must take a leap of faith and assume that an act like Platinum Boys genuinely like to party down. They are from Milwaukee afterall, so it’s not like they haven’t been consuming beer spillover along with flouride since they first learned how to brush their teeth, which, from the sounds of this debut LP, Future Hits, was about two years ago. Featuring former members of regional dust-ups like Catacombz, Rio Turbo and the Fatty Acids, it’s not all just riff-chug. The band can bring it down to scruffy love ballads (Wild Child), noodle-boogie (Ride Free) and of course straight-up Ramones-ing (Cruisin’ USA). So maybe it is all just riff-chug, plus lyrics like, “In the back of a car, you show me who you are” to boot, and so be it.
Future Hits comes out March 10 on vinyl/digital through Dusty Medical and on cassette via Forged Artifacts, but you can stream the album firsties right down there, and check the regional gig dates below that. Plus, check the bonus video below that even for more proof of their passout proclivities.
Tour Dates For Platinum Boys:
03/06 – Milwaukee – Hotel Foster (record release show)
03/22 – Milwaukee – Circle-A
04/12 – Milwaukee -Cocoon Room
05/04 – Chicgao – Empty Bottle
05/25 – Milwaukee – Quarters (tour kickoff party and BBQ)
05/26 – Minneapolis – TBA
05/27 – Iowa City – TBA
05/28 – Kansas City – Green Desert
05/29 – St. Louis – TBA
05/30 – Quad Cities – TBA
05/31 – Chicago – Situations