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"Quotes from Local Celebreties"

"Post-Punk / Art Rock..." - Boyd Nutting

" the realm of Sonic Youth or Fugazi..." - Max Kauffman - Splatcat Records


Need, Blankets (performed on WNIT's "Open Studio" January 2006)

Needles in the Candy (Halloween song)

Pieces of Emily (included on a nationally released compilation)

HillJackJazz (released on the Splatcat Records compilation "Culver Sampler #1")

plankton - 6 song CD includes Need, Pieces of Emily, Blankets, Speedboat, Needles in the Candy, Lackluster Lady (released on the Splatcat Records label September 2007)



"Post-Punk / Art Rock..." - Boyd Nutting
" the realm of Sonic Youth or Fugazi..." - Max Kauffman

Hailing from Culver, Indiana, plankton is comprised of Matt and Tina on vocals, bass, and
guitar. Tony of the band Splanchnic Ganglion is currently drumming for the band.

Matt was in a band in 1992 when he met Tina. That band went bust, but Tina and Matt
stayed together. Tina began to learn bass. Matt and Tina searched for a drummer to suit
their music. For one reason or another, people never worked out.

In January of 2003 plankton was joined by Eric on drums (Eric left the band in late 2005
and returned in 2007 leaving again in May 2008). Right away they knew they could have
something special if they practiced hard. Festivals, battles of the bands, private parties,
and a free public performance on the Fulton County Court House (Indiana) lawn sponsered
by the Fulton County Public Library have all contributed to the band's growth and progress.
Plankton has appeared on WNIT's "Open Studio," a program on local public television
focusing on talent in the station's viewing area. They were even selected to participate in
the Chicago Bodog Battle of the Bands! They have been working their butts off to craft
their originals into a crowd pleasing set of shock, amazement, and yes, even the occasional

So...what do you call THAT?

Boyd Nutting, owner of Manifesto! in Niles, Michigan, described plankton as "Post-Punk / Art Rock."

Something that helps to set plankton's music apart, Matt and Tina switch off on bass and
guitar. They both played drums in other bands. Adding to that, they write all the songs, and
do all the recording themselves in their studio, Splatcat Records, with Matt acting as the
band's ample engineer. Being a totally DIY band, Tina makes all the band's t-shirts - dying
and printing them by hand.

The plankton logo was designed by Max Kauffman.

Influences run up and down these lines: King Crimson, Talking Heads, Beck, Midnight Oil, Laurie Anderson, Shellac, Big Black, Throwing Muses, Pixies, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Danny Elfman, Tim Burton, Wire, Firehose, Tool, Ella Fitzgerald, The Modern Jazz Quartet, XTC, Brian Eno, Joe Jackson, The Fall, Cure, New Order, Joy Division, Duran Duran, Juliana Hatfield...

Bands plankton has been compaired to include Ween, Cake, Portishead, Pixies, PJ Harvey, The Breeders, Pink Floyd, and for some reason...The Cranberries.