Planes Mistaken For Stars - Up In Them Guts (Cover Artwork)

Planes Mistaken For Stars

Planes Mistaken For Stars: Up In Them GutsUp In Them Guts (2004)
No Idea Records

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Sometimes inspiration will come on a dark rainy night as you're walking home from watching a movie at a friends house, jump up from the bushes and kick you in the stomach, it is in that instant of terror - your pituitary gland sends a signal to your brain ?? and you have to make a choice, fight or flight? Do you run or stand your ground? If you've happened to be listening to your headphones with PMFS spinning - you begin to levitate, a light saber appears in your hand, laser beams shoot from your eyes and a Bahamut screams from the heavens to blast the enemy with ancient and powerful magic. The inspiration becomes part of you, no longer a phantom lurking in the bushes ?? it has been assimilated. Without such a nerdy revalatory metaphor of course!

Now what does one do with that inspiration? Such vague and ethereal metaphors are for space cadets and poets, or coffee house wordsmiths that like to listen to themselves talk (and Magik the Gathering Alumni). That inspiration, that music that comes from Planes Mistaken For Stars gets in your soul, mingles with your hopes and aspirations and becomes the driving force behind your work day, bus ride, trip to target to purchase toilet paper ?? whatever. Garedmikeymattchuck make rock and roll palpable, they make it that much more edgy. A serrated blade drug slowly across an exposed mid drift. They are making Rock and Roll dangerous again.

A cello opens the track "Spring Divorce" and the pummeling drums of Bonzo incarnate, Mikey Ricketts (AKA Mongo) is like listening to a tornado in 5.1 digital surround. "Bastards" follows two tracks later and doesn't stop the rock, it intensifies it, if that is even possible in this rock and roll riot. Up In the Them Guts was recorded at the Mogis brother's Presto Studio's in Lincoln NB, and the untold talent of the entire group was finally fully realized. AJ Mogis was instrumental in contributing to Cursive's, The Ugly Organ and now with Up In Them Guts, he is destined to become the most sought after production man in the indie rock world. Its an anolog grit Mogis adds, and its brilliant so long as Planes never ends up sounding like some overproduced version of 'gasp' Funeral for a Friend.

Each song on Up in Them Guts is more impressive than the next. I'm breathless, it's on the second (third, fourth) spin right now and I can't even indulge anymore metaphors. Well, maybe one more - their music is blood, drink it in small doses.


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Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

These guys actually do rock out with their cocks out....
no joke... if you have read that interview you will know wat im talking about....

I was pretty disturbed after hearing them say who better to suck your cock than your best friend...

but wat ever tickles their fancy... or tonsils


Anonymous (September 18, 2004)

Instead of giving metaphors, you should writing a review. this review didnt tell me much about this album, other than the reviewer is in love wtih it

Anonymous (September 17, 2004)

Gayest review ever. Fall onto a knife.

Anonymous (September 17, 2004)

best album of the 21st century.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

best album of 04

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

i listned to their ecard and started jerking off immediately.

when something like this comes out i dont even know what to do with myself. this is so beyond the scop of modern music that every other band on earth should be ashamed they cannot even come 100 miles close to this. in other words, holy mother fucking shit.

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

"Each song on Up in Them Guts is more impressive than the next"
Does that mean the last song is the best? and that i shouldnt listen to the first song?

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

if you want bands to sound exactly like they do on CD then you prolly wont like them live. if you like to see bands practicaly kill themselves on stage and deliver one of the most intenst performances you'll ever see, then you will like them live.

pmfs are not shiny and happy and easy to swallow. they are what every other band wishes they could be but are too afraid to be, in fear of not being accepted by little girls who spend the most money on their merch.

sweetsugarpezz (August 2, 2004)

this is dirty rock and roll, and i love it.

hubitcherkokov (August 2, 2004)

Are they better on album? I, personally, thought they sounded like shit live in Cleveland.

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

Hi i'm this record,
i suck

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

i'd like to open you up with a straight razor and see what your imagination looks like. its okay if you don't get it, don't take offense just write you own review, form your own opinion, then other boring people can comment on what you write and toss around terms like wit and retarded in the same breath. wanker.

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

Stop it with these terrible reviews. These vain attempts at wit and intellect are fucking terrible. Tell us what the album sounds like, not how your retarded imagination interprets it


Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

Way to make shit way too complicated.

Planes have been one of the best recorded and live bands for about 6 years now. To call them "indie rock" is a little rediculous when you consider how perverted that term really is now.

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

fuck off, this band is ILL, NUFF SAID

SethCohen (July 30, 2004)

When you say "nuff said" you sound like a WWF superstar

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

shut the fuck up, this band rules, this record rules, nuff said.

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

uh, ok...uh

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

uh, no, a small minority is talking shit. i didnt say a small minority doesnt like the band. i think most of the people who take the time to check out their music end up liking them though, because i've met very few people who've actually heard them who dont like them.

jamespastepunk (July 30, 2004)

Magic the Gathering rocks your ass.

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

a "small minority" of people don't like this band?? riiiiight...

CrankWillDestroy (July 30, 2004)

'im talking about the obvious shit talk that has nothing to do with their music, not people who can intelligently say if they think its good or not.

it doesnt matter anyway, those people are in a very small minority.'

Agreed. Some people just need to talk shit about good bands so they feel better about listening to bands like brand new and story of the year.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

Magic The Gathering rocks.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

im talking about the obvious shit talk that has nothing to do with their music, not people who can intelligently say if they think its good or not.

it doesnt matter anyway, those people are in a very small minority.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

hmmm....maybe not everyone thinks they are good...


Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

the cover art of this folds out into a bigger picture

and isnt it odd how a few people always have to pop up and talk shit about something that everyone else thinks is good?

when people say good thigns about planes, it isnt because they are the new trendy flavor of the month band and they have cool shoes and neat haircuts, they say good things because they actually like their music.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

i think this is their newest member...


Anonymous (July 29, 2004)


Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

Also, it might just be me, but that cover really reminds me of the Lawrence Arms album cover with the guy lying in the corner...

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

How can anything sound more over-produced than Funeral For A Friend anyway?

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

so rock = suck then??

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

it rocks only in the way that planes can make it rock. use that definition and you'll be ok. :)

thriceequalsgod (July 29, 2004)

sorry, but that review was pretty bad. All I know about this album is that it "rocks", and there are many definitions for "rocks."

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

one of the best records that will come out this year, and certainly the most human.


Anonymous (July 29, 2004)


I just read the interview and all i have to say is WOW. These guys are the homosexual version of Jackass. Instead of throwing flour on your face, they will run up and stick a dick in your ear.

Wow, im really fucking disturbed right now.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

wheres the new velvet teen review

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

then get their records, listen to their music, read their lyrics.

and if you still dont get it after that, wait till you grow hair on your balls and you'll get it after that.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

i dont get the big deal about these guys

wrongstring (July 28, 2004)

weird, i didn't think this would actually get posted as a review. with so many dumbshit bands doing the same dumbshit things, most reviews end up sounding exactly the same - stupid and contrived and about as typical and boringly informative of their derivative rock band they are reviewing. i guess i was going at it from a different approach. i was listening to the ecard when i wrote it so thats what came to mind. I'm going to try listening to it after i smoke a joint and beat Zelda the windwaker for the 8th time. nerds like punk rock too. now if i can just get the people from no idea to send me a check for all the hard work i put into it, i'll be able to buy San Andreas when it comes out in a couple months. i just popped like sixteen boners.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)


read this interview it will blow you away!

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

i cant say i wasnt scared because i had high hopes for this one. self titled and knife in the marathon are classics, and i could never really get into fuck with fire as much as some people. im proud to say i listened to the ecard and i will be able to sleep well tonight knowing that my favorite band put out yet another classic.

CrankWillDestroy (July 28, 2004)

Can't wait to cop this record, can't wait to see them Tues. granted I get work off. Arghhhhhh

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Check out the "The Pretty Weapons" on Uprising Records.

sleepwalk (July 28, 2004)

I'm having a little trouble getting much sense of a review out of this! I can tell you like it though.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

If only it were true...

-Disenchanted in Des Moines

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

do marketing agents come off like they smoked a pound of grass before they write things? because this is how the review comes across to me, and its the furthest thing from what i would think a marketing agent would write.

either way, this record rules.

SilentStorms (July 28, 2004)

I have Fuck with Fire, it's alright. I've heard some mp3s from this album, they're pretty good. Next time don't post a review as if you are the bands marketing agent.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

stupid trying-to-sound-smart review...

i am guessing his knowledge of magic the gathering is of the firsthand variety

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

band mistaken for good

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Posted by sickboi on 2004-07-28 14:08:40
My Score:
How is the production? These guys are notorious for shitty production.

i dont think they are notorious for it, i just think the no idea stuff has been like that.

the production on this is better than fuck with fire, but not as polished as self titled. some people dont like polished though, so that doesnt matter. overall the songwriting, arrangements, and things like that are the best out of any of their records. the vocals are a little gruff in some spots, but i would say as musicians this is by far their most progressive work.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

1 for the review. Is there even a review in this?

sickboi (July 28, 2004)

How is the production? These guys are notorious for shitty production.

Cos (July 28, 2004)

The only yardstick that matters:

Is this as good as "Fuck with Fire"? Or should I just keep waiting?


Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

this is noise...DEP is noise

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

bad review (even though it was positive, it was just poorly written), amazing band, amazing record. fin.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

After reading that interview, I proclaim these men... douches.

hey_sailor (July 28, 2004)

HOLY SHIT! I'm speechless after reading that...

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

not sure if i like this better than self-titled or fuck with fire yet, but those are my two favorite albums of all time. this may actually take over top spot. im on my third listen and its just finally sinking in how amazing this is.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)


This is the site where you can read the fucked up interview w/planesmistakenforstars! If you can't access it that way it is in the October 2001 edition of gossip of Buddyhead. It is some far out shite!

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

These guys are crazy, good tunes, but crazy. If you don't believe me go to buddyhead.com and look in the gossip archives section. I don't remember what issue so your going to have to do your homework, but if you find the interview they do with buddyhead it will floor you! It is about what some of the band members did to some dude to get money for tour. Insane story!

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

ive been waiting for this record to come out for a long time, and from what ive heard of it on the e-card, its definitely not a disappointment. going to order it now.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

this record is fucking brilliant.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

"why do people keep asking what this record is like, if you took 10 seconds to go to their site it is very apparent that they have put the whole cd online so you can hear it for yourself"

Thank you. 2 seconds after I asked I figured it out.

ElVaquero (July 28, 2004)

fuck shit up.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Aubin called it!

GYBE (July 27, 2004)

Score is for Final Fantasy reference.

aubin (July 27, 2004)

Outstanding release; if you want to hear what music is going to sound like in five years, just pick up Miss Machine and Up in Them Guts today.

gladimnotemo (July 27, 2004)

No Idea can do no wrong.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

best record ever

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

one of the best things about this record is it sounds like nothing else out there, not even their own records, which is a true testament to this band and their perseverance to evolve.

the only time a planes record sounds like something else is when the thing it sounds like comes out after their records do.

god bless 'em i say.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

What. the. fuck.

Bosco (July 27, 2004)

Doh, meant "as well written as this review is"

Bosco (July 27, 2004)

As well-written as this album is, it really doesn't say much at all about this album other than that it's dark and scary. The first time I spun up PMFS was on a No Idea comp, and I kinda filed them away under "check out later." Everyone started talking again once they released the e-card for this one, so I decided to give them another chance. Fucking blown away.

This is probably my favorite of the year so far, edging out the new Dillinger Escape Plan and Only Crime. I only hope that the Hot Water Music album can beat this.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

the vocals are kind of rough on some songs, but on others they are more like self titled, but why do people keep asking what this record is like, if you took 10 seconds to go to their site it is very apparent that they have put the whole cd online so you can hear it for yourself





enuff already, just go listen to it yourself, its amazing!

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

no idea is continuing to put out some good shit, just wait for the new hot water music album, you will ruin whatever pair of pants you are wearing at the time

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

The self-titled CD is their best work thus far, although I have not heard this CD yet. How are the vocals? I heard the song that No Idea had available for download and I didn't really like the vocals. Is the CD like that?

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

Horrible review.

I have to know, what's better: new DEP or this?

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

i agree. the review is awkward and doesnt make a ton of sense. it only talks about 2 songs.

just delete everything and leave "planes mistaken for stars is making rock and roll dangerous again" and leave it at that.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

This album is incredible. The PMFS website says that unless you preordered it from Interpunk or No Idea it'll take a little while more to get it in stores. Nonetheless, this album is amazing. Go pick it up as soon as you can and while you're at it, pick up their selftitled album and fuck with fire...

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

horrible review. next time, enough with the biology lesson and give us actual descriptions of what the band sounds like beyond a couple sentences.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

this is way better than fuck with fire, the production is allot better too.

you can hear it here they put all the songs online


mykindofmurder (July 27, 2004)

i really want to hear this album, but ive never heard the band i dont think, so i wouldnt know what to expect. how does "fuck with fire" compare to this album? there was plenty of that album on slsk. any song reccomendations?

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

you m ust not looked hard if you cant find it


look at best selling music at the top, its right there, youre welcome.

colin (July 27, 2004)

one of my favorite bands.

haven't been able to find this album anywhere and all i've heard is the bad quality e-card.

even then it was amazing. "fuck with fire" is still probabyl my favorite...

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

A fun, interesting, well-written, though utterly uninformative review. Good job (seriously).

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

actually you basically summed it up quite nicely in one part:

"They are making Rock and Roll dangerous again. "

that is the essense of all that is planes. and thats really all that needs to be said.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

this will easily be record of the year for a lot of people including myself.

that review kind of threw me though.

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