Plain White T’s
The Plain White T's join the #2015bmf Main Stage lineup!
Boasting the 18th most downloaded song of all time, “Hey There Delilah” is still one of the most recognizable songs of modern times. Hailing from the Chicago suburbs, the Plain White T’s have a unique sound of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock & roll. Rock & roll dreams are made in basements and garages, and the Plain White T’s haven’t left their basement roots, dreaming up new sounds. It’s from that place that the Plain White T’s have put the finishing touches on their new album, American Nights – the band’s first independent album since 2001.
At its core, America is all about independence, rock & roll, and those American nights. Even when with a label, the Plain White T’s thrived on doing things their own way. From using old friends to produce their albums to asking high school classmates to direct music videos, the Plain White T’s have always been about independence and staying true to themselves.
The result is American Nights, an album that focuses on everything fans have come to expect from the Plain White T's — summery anthems, heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics, acoustic love songs — while still breaking new ground. It's an album about freedom. An album about looking back while still moving forward. It's also the most collaborative thing the guys have ever done, with three of the band members contributing their own songs to the track list. Higgenson wrote six. Guitarist Tim Lopez, who sang the Top 40 single "Rhythm of Love" on Wonders of the Younger, wrote four. Guitarist Dave Tirio wrote one.
The Plain White T’s are sure to give #2015bmf a dose of the past, while reminding us to live in the now with tracks from their new album American Nights.