Pluto Revolts was conceived in early 2008, a time that marked a period of significant reawakening for Cincinnati, Ohio vocalist/songwriter Benjamin James. Up to that point, James spent a decade writing music for his previous 4-piece band, an experience which also afforded him the opportunity to perform as a touring musician in clubs as far away as Japan, and as high-profile as the Warped Tour, before he even graduated high school.
Fast forward nearly two years and Pluto Revolts’ second release, an even broader and more experimental EP simply titled, Collisions, hit iTunes in April 2010. James claims the gap between the two albums can simply be attributed to exploring various other styles of music, and styles of recording. James was unsatisfied with the results of nearly every demo that accumulated between EPs – mostly acoustic songs, and songs recorded with his live band members. So by the Fall of 2009, James scrapped everything and, once again, went back the drawing board. The song titled “Closure” soon emerged, with a more unconventional pop sound, and inspired the production of his first-ever music video, which he also co-directed. In 2012, a new single “Lightning” was released online via exclusive partnership with Cincymusic.com, and has since been broadcast on local FM stations WEBN, ClassX, theproject, and the short lived Cincy Rock 94.5. The band has earned the reputation from CincyMusic.com as “one of the most dedicated artists in the Cincinnati music scene”, and ended the 2013 concert season with an appearance at Fountain Square for Cincy Beerfest. James has since been hard at work in the studio again, preparing for a release of several singles, and potentially another album in the Summer of 2014. While James isn’t sure exactly what musical avenues his songs have yet to explore, he’s happy to continue pushing himself and his band-mates to the limits of their abilities, and challenging himself with their upcoming release and live performances. He’s committed to constantly learning from his experiences and from the artists that inspire him, and to also bring his fans music that, if nothing else, is a true, unadulterated portrait of himself.