Planes Mistaken For Stars (also known as Planes or PMFS) is a punk rock/hardcore punk band formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1997. They have released music on Deep Elm Records and No Idea Records.
They began as an aggressive yet melodic screamo band, all but abandoning the genre before its popularity reached the mainstream. These days Planes has more in common with stoner rock than emo, though categorizing the band within a single genre is difficult due to the many styles and influences they draw upon.
Lead singer and guitarist Gared O'Donnell started the band with guitarist Matt Bellinger, bassist Aaron Wise, and drummer Mike Ricketts. Shortly after the band self-released a self-titled EP, Wise was replaced by Jamie Drier. At this time Deep Elm offered to repackage and distribute the EP which was re-released in the spring of '99.
In 2000, Planes took part in a mass migration to Denver, Colorado with more than fifteen friends. After the move, the band recorded their second release for Deep Elm, Knife In The Marathon. In 2001, Planes moved over to Gainesville Florida's No Idea Records to release Fuck With Fire. The next year they released ...
|years active||1997 – Present (time)|
|country||Peoria, Illinois, USA|
|music genre||Stoner Rock, Screamo|
|current members|| Gared O'Donnell|