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Flashback Friday: Plain White T’s

Hey there, Delilah. What’s it like under the radar?

That could be a legitimate line from one of the Plain White T’s most famous songs due to the fact that the group has been so out of the spotlight for the past few years.

Let’s do a little recap, shall we?

The group formed in 1997 and consisted of members Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio and Ken Fletcher, and later added Steve Mast. Chicago suburb kids can take pride in the fact that the band started in the suburb town of Lombard, IL.

Or not, that’s really up to you.

Since its formation, the Plain White T’s have nixed Steve Mast and Ken Fletcher from the group to add Tim Lopez, Mike Retondo and De’Mar Hamilton to the current lineup.

All members aside, the group has put out six studio albums with their most recent, “Wonders of the Younger” being released in 2010.  This album featured the single “Rhythm of Love” which I have to admit is pretty catchy. Little did I know that it was in fact this band that sang it.

While it seems hard to top hits like “Hey There Delilah” and “1,2,3,4” (not to be confused with Feist’s “1234”), the group has some potential with their album “American Nights,” which is set to be released later this year.

Thankfully, Soundcloud has provided us with the tracks to try before you buy. You know, if you’re into the Plain White T’s so much that you want to know all the songs before they play on campus.

Personally, I’m unsure if I’m excited or indifferent for the Plain White T’s to play here, though I’m sure 13-year-old me would be jumping for joy.

Let’s hope that college-aged us won’t be too disappointed by this performance. Or that they’ll play “Hey There Delilah” a few dozen times for old time’s sake.

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