Built In Sun in a new project from Joe Plummer, drummer for The Shins, Cold War Kids and Mister Heavenly. Joe has also produced and co-recorded an all drum project called Hew Time, released on Joyful Noise in 2014. Joe has played drums and percussion with Modest Mouse and The Black Heart Procession, both touring and recording over the course of 10 years. Built In Sun started during touring breaks between The Shins “Port of Morrow” and Cold War Kids “Hold My Home” releases.
Built in Sun began as an instrumental idea, with inspirations landing somewhere between John Cales Fear, the punk vibe of the Wipers and John Reis, and his favorite soundtrackists John Brion and Clint Mansell. After the first instrumental mixes were finished (with help of from Richard Swift) he decided that the tunes and melodies just might be cool enough to ask a few of his pals to sing. Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession) was the first. Within a day Pall sent back John John, with solid scratch vocals. Next day, another song. Next day another song…….No use to ask anyone else. The songs came together with the addition of vocals and it felt good to again collaborate with Pall. With this, Built In Sun was complete, and is set to be released on PIAPTK, August 7th, 2015