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Albums Of The Week: These Wild Plains | Thrilled To Beer Here

The scrappy Boston roots-rockers make a night of it with an enjoyably loose live set.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Like most everyone crowding the exit of 2019, These Wild Plains had big plans for the new year. Thousands of miles were to be logged, setlists as long as your arm were to be executed, and many, many libations were to be guzzled in all of their favorite dimly lit rooms nationwide (both carpeted and non) in support of their 2019 full-length Thrilled To Be Here. Of course, you don’t need to be a history buff to know what came next …

All things considered, 2020 wasn’t a total wash. The boys (with a little help from New England legends Rachael Wolff and Cody Nilsen) managed to get a few shows in before the world stopped turning. These shows served as the source material for Thrilled To Beer Here: A live document of what briefly was, would’ve and should’ve been, but ultimately wasn’t the 2020 edition of These Wild Plains’ road show.

Mixed and mastered by the band’s own Ben Vosk, Thrilled To Beer Here is as close as you can get to seeing these guys at your favorite local watering hole and then having to sleep it off in the parking lot without actually doing it. Speaking of doing it, These Wild Plains are now back on the road and they’d be thrilled to see you. Check your local listings.”