Circuit of the Americas
"...It steps off the fuzz pedals and finds a razor sharpness in clean tones. Guitarists Cory Plump and George Dishner thread those modulations through delay for something subtle and sunless, downplaying Dinos' affinity for blow-out-your-earholes recordings that battered fans in later years..."
"...Cory Plump, of Austin's Awesome Cool Dudes, is admittedly in the minority. He's a very active musician who's in favor of the smoking ban..."
"...One example was the recent Sheets of Easter Everywhere, a two-cassette covers collection (with four more to be released) of Oneida's trance-rock classic, "Sheets of Easter," including tracks by Jana Hunter, the Coke Dares, Excepter, and Oh, Beast!, among others. Now split between Austin and Chicago and run by Hodges, George Dishner, Cory Plump, and Nate Cross, who also make up most of the seven-member thrash behemoth When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, they make music for breaking furniture instead of imitating it. Established: 2005 Kingpins: Jesse Hodges, George Dishner, Cory Plump, and Nate Cross Number of releases: 13 Notable releases: Tuxedo Killers, M..."
"...Habana Calle 6 Patio, 1:10am Meet Austin pop/metal/noise smackdown When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, seven dudes with big ideas played two by two: two drum kits, two guitars, two singers, plus loner Cory Plump on bass. Mathematically, it's the tongue-in-cheek Awesome Cool Dudes plus spastic Tuxedo Killers plus mind-boggling Dakota Building plus indefinable Oh, Beast! Good God...."
"...Austin's underground mixed-media publisher, operated by Coy, Cory Plump, and Will Slack, expands its music catalog this month with a handful of releases, including two on their new avant-jazz offshoot Astral Spirits. They're also collaborating on a 3-D found footage horror flick, hosting a stage at Kentucky's Cropped Out fest, assembling a vinyl compilation of Austin bands, and probably prepping a dozen other projects..."
"...Third album Clean Blood, Regular Acid opens with the same sort of odd-tuned guitar discordance ("Wet Beer") that ricocheted endlessly from their two bookending 2013 LPs. This iteration, the first on co-frontman Cory Plump's day job – Austin's Monofonus Press – doesn't settle into any single sort of shakeup, ripping 11 songs that register under three minutes (including five that fail to break two), and an eight-minute closer ("Cory's Theme") that defy easy post-punk categorization while firmly resembling his, George Dishner, and Chris Stephenson's noise behemoth When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth..."
"...Recorded in a Mexican pesticide warehouse, follow-up LP Teatro Negro was shelved alongside label disinterest and Escalante's move. It might never have seen release if Cory Plump, a local musician who works with homegrown imprint Monofonus Press, hadn't heard talk about an orphaned XYX disc and contacted Escalante, who, to his surprise, was living in Austin..."
"...• Contests don't come any hairier than the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Alaska. Austin Facial Hair Club members Allen Demling, Bryan Nelson, Brent Nutting, and Cory Plump made the northern trek; former City Council candidate Demling tells us he placed fourth in the Full Beard Natural With Styled Moustache division, and Plump placed fourth in the Garibaldi beard division...."
"...Spray Paint's Performance at Hotel Vegas tonight, Thursday, will be the band's last local show for the foreseeable future. Guitarist/vocalist Cory Plump, co-founder of vinyl and multimedia purveyors Monofonus Press, is moving to Mexico..."
"...Next month, McNeely leads three of Austin's top rockers – American Sharks, Holy Wave, and Spray Paint (whose guitarist Cory Plump will soon move south of the border) – to Mexico City for concerts co-promoted with their local scene-makers Indie Rocks! and Festival Nrmal...."
"..."Things take so much longer now," grouses Cory Plump, who helps run the day-to-day operations at Monofonus while also helping front electrifying post-punk trio Spray Paint. "Bigger labels are reprinting and slowing everything down..."
"...Flip Cup Champions (l-r): John Lowe (low), former intern Sean Hargrove, Andrew Rosas, Digital Strategist Mike Bartnett, former Front Deskman Cory Plump, Systems Administrator Brandon Watkins..."
"...When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth stomps a wild rumpus of double everything – guitars, bass, drums, and shriek. Satellite Austin trio Spray Paint not only strips back the Dinos' gargantuan clatter, guitarists/vocalists George Dishner and Cory Plump with drummer Chris Stephenson (also Dikes of Holland) nudge post-punk from its latter-day soft/loud axis to a more old-school minimum/maximum paradigm..."
"...Bearded Lady printer and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth beard Cory Plump calls this new endeavor "basically Dinos Jr. We share three members." A three-track splat for this Sacramento, Calif., imprint, its perpetually compelling Dinosaur din opens herein with "Pro Knife," Talking Heads playing homemade instruments – detuned..."