Mobtown Laboratories

Distilling all the kinetic energy and sonic kaboom of a large venue show into a teeny pint-sized house concert package, behold, the Mobtown Microshow.

Birth Defects


Albert Bagman

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The BSide Sessions

Revealing a distinctly intimate story narrated by song and sometimes-rowdy, sometimes-weary aftershow convo.

Divining Rod

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Hatis Noit

The BSide Session
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Drop Electric

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Drop Electric - The BSide Session

Starlight Girls

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PLRLS Microshow

So I came across PLRLS a few years ago opening for a friend’s band. I saw them perform once and I was sold. Hook, line and sinker. There’s something completely mesmerizing about them. They are simple and complicated. Angular and round. And at the same time, completely catchy and accessible with a slight punk odor. When I saw them a second time, I was able to digest more and decided they were a combination of The B-52s, The Pixies, Devo and Richard Wagner.

PLRLS joins us in the studio for a Microshow (March 25, 2015).

When they agreed to record a microshow here at the studio, I was enthralled. Their show was amazing. And even after Jim broke a rib in a fight with his car they still completely killed it. Michael was on fire. Elena is my new favorite bassist. Rachel Anne Warren is a force to be reckoned with. Sean has the fastest hands. And Jim, well he’s amazing for being able to yield such a good performance even with a broken bone, not to mention his choice woredrobe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite Baltimore bands and will be yours soon enough. Get their records here.



Recorded on March 25, 2015 at Mobtown Studios

Guitar and vocals by Michael Bowen

Bass and vocals by Elena Fox

Guitar by Jim Glass

Drums by Sean Pumphrey

Keyboards and vocals by Rachel Anne Warren

Produced and mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Filmed and edited by Nick Hughes

Photography by Tedd Henn

Photography post-production by Cassandra Robbins