LISTEN TO PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS’ TRIUMPHANT NEW ALBUM ‘PREY’ Their first new album in a decade out this Friday from Deathwish - stream it now on Noisey

Their first new album in a decade out this Friday from Deathwish - stream it now on Noisey
" album that celebrates the relevance and importance of honest rock and punk music." - Music & Riots
"...finds the band barreling through the heartland from which they first arose, taking leaden swings at every sound they can find, be it gritty Americana or angular math-rock." - CLRVYNT
"...the bleakest, most harrowing thing they’ve ever recorded, but also the most nuanced and beautiful. It still hits like a slapshot to the jaw and rips like a dirtbike over dunes, but the sadness that always lurked in the corners has moved closer to the center." - Stereogum
Planes Mistaken For Stars formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1997. From the outset, they were an artistic anomaly; carrying both a worn rust belt heart a warm midwestern soul. Collectively they combined different kinds of musical rebellion: hardcore aggression, punk energy, and gritty rock n’ roll spirit into their own special noise, ultimately laying the blueprint for today’s emotional punk rock resurgence.  Planes Mistaken For Stars released three full-length albums in that decade: 2001’s Fuck With Fire, 2004’s Up In Them Guts and 2006’s Mercy, before quietly disbanding in 2007.  In 2010, Planes Mistaken For Stars reunited for The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. In 2012, the band also reunited for a successful East Coast Tour. Since then, they re-released their landmark album Mercy last year on Deathwish and have been quietly and persistently working on new music.
Their long awaited fourth studio album, Prey, will be released on October 21st, 2016 (Deathwish Inc.). Produced and engineered by Sanford Parker (Wovenhand, Leviathan, Yob), Prey is a beautifully haunting return to form for Planes Mistaken For Stars. In need of isolation to finish writing the album, founder Gared O’Donnell took to the road alone. Instead of finding a predictable muse, he found himself driving deep into the crumbling heart of middle America. There, Gared took up residence in decrepit motels, finding inspiration in the descending darkness surrounding him.  
Prey features ten songs that are seemingly instant Planes Mistaken For Stars classics; and in the words of Noisey - who are streaming the album in full today - “They’re back.  Holy fuck are they back.”  
October 26 - Chicago, IL @ Township
October 27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
October 28 - Savannah, GA @ Dollhouse Productions
October 30 - Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly - THE FEST
October 31 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
November 1 - Nashville, TN @ The End
November 2 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
November 3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
November 4 - Austin, TX @ Sound On Sound Fest
December 14 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
December 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
December 16 - Reno, NV @ Studio On 4th
December 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
December 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
December 19 - Mesa, AZ @ Underground
December 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Prey Track Listing:
1.  Dementia Americana
2.  Til' It Clicks
5.  She Who Steps
7.  Black Rabbit
8.  Pan In Flames
9.  Enemy Blinds
10.  Alabaster Cello
* top photo by Angela Owens