Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun combine elements of rock and jazz with dark and uplifting rhythms thrown together with danceable beats to produce their sound. Based out of Jersey City, New Jersey, the line up is John Falcone, (Drums) Victor Fernandes, (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards) Wayne Green, (Bass) Craig Monaco, (Guitars) Mike Nastri, (Guitars, Keyboards).
Formed in 2005, each band member’s individual musical influences contribute to the band’s sound. When listening to each song, interwoven in the music, you may hear guitars and keyboards influenced by rhythms of Frank Zappa, the dark harmonies of Wayne Shorter, the beauty of Sigur Ros, the pensive feel of Broken Social Scene or escaping mood of Elbow; drum beats that are influenced by the polyrhythmic beats of Bill Bruford or the crisp tightness of Steward Copelend; vocal styles with melancholic emotion of Portuguese Fado and bass lines influenced by the eerie atmospheric sounds of David Lynch and surreal visuals of Terry Gilliam.
Their Planes Will Block Out the Sun bring all of the above elements to their latest effort, White Dancer recorded and co-produced by Jesse Cannon assisted by Mike Oettinger at Cannon Found Soundation Recording Studios in the winter of 2008 and mastered at West Westside Studios by Alan Douches. Released in July 2009 the album is a collection of eight tracks about hope, endearment, devotion, struggle, and confusion.