Plushgun is a project birthed in the cramped confines of Dan Ingala’s overpriced and undersized “bedroom” in New York City. While writing a song on his acoustic guitar, Dan had an idea: “what if I added some synths to this?” And synths he added, and this song is known today as “Just Impolite.” Dan incorporated the name Plushgun to this project, as in something soft, something killer.
“Just Impolite” hit Myspace in February of 2007, and in just months, through word of mouth, the project spread from one fan to another, until it was heard by RagTag productions, producers of the popular “We Need Girlfriends” web-tv series who approached Dan about using his music in their show. Plushgun was then introduced to a new audience, and Plushgun’s popularity grew exponentially.
When people started to demand live shows, Dan was scared. It was just him and a computer, and computers tend to be terrible showmen. So he asked for help from his friends.
Today, the Plushgun lineup consists of Dan on vocals, keys & ukelele, Matt Bogdanow, whose ability on the drums was unmatched, on well, drums, and other guest musicians and vocalists are added for live shows.
The pumping synth lines are a perfect foil to Daniel Ingala’s sensitive wordsmith tendencies that work to create addictive indie-pop with a bittersweet edge. Plushgun’s songs are nostalgic, poppy, danceable,
and surprisingly deep. Whether they are about chasing dying romances, high-school anxiety, or angst-riddled anthem’s for the “__________” generation, Plushgun tackles these themes and makes them unapologetically fun.
Dan, Matt, and friends Dylan Patrick Allen, and Izzy Maxwell will be heading out to Germany and Spain to support the release of the band’s sophomore release me.me. due to be released worldwide early next year.