As the Plain White T’s learned over the last two years, there’s something unreal about success. One minute you’re sweating your ass off on stage in some dive. The next, your song is number 1 and your CD has sold more than a million albums worldwide. The Chicago based band, together for a decade, is still on a road of self-discovery.
The band signed with Hollywood and Fearless Records, releasing Every Second Counts in 2006 and putting “Hey There Delilah” out as a single. The track hit number 1 on Billboard and iTunes (becoming one of very few songs ever to log more than 3 million downloads), propelled the CD into a worldwide hit, and earned the band two Grammy nods, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Still, the Plain White T’s remain happily unsatisfied. “We’ve grown up, and learned more and more with every record about the band that we are and the band we want to be,” adds Tom. “When we record now, we’re listening more for character than perfection.” Since their chart success, Plain White T’s continues to piece together albums like Big Bad World (2008) and Wonders of the Younger (2010).