Plax is a new Austin band that shares members with a few veterans of the local punk underground: OBN III’s, Spray Paint, Dikes of Holland, and more. Their debut album, Clean Feeling, sounds lived-in too, despite the band’s young age. Singer Victor Ziolkowski–who can also be seen playing drums with Austin rockabilly queen Rosie Flores–is a gravel-throated force at the center of the Plax’s tightly-coiled songs. Despite the punk pedigree, Plax is a sharper band instead of an overwhelming one. “Boring Story” is quick and incisive, scratchy and catchy. It has the sound of a young band that knows exactly what it wants to do.
“Boring Story” appears on Clean Feeling, out now via Austin’s Super Secret Records.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX