PLURALS, THE: An Onion Tied to My Belt: CD

Nich, Hattie, and Tommy make up The Plurals, bringing really good songwriting and tight musicianship from Lansing, Michigan. They immediately remind me of another Midwest band, The Replacements. The back of the CD announces, “For fans of Hüsker Dü, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.” Like all those bands, there is no compelling need here to be any genre, any thing, any level of cool. This is just sonic pleasure with a teaspoon of dry, center-of-the-country sense of humor thrown in. Standout track: “Fine.” 

 –John Mule (Diet Pop, dietpoprecords.com, GTG, gtgrecords.net)