What do the Kenyon groups “Townships,” “Willows,” & “The Lawnmowers” all have in common? A shared member: James Plunkett ’13. The man himself managed to pay campus a visit this week, having just put out a follow-up to his 2013 solo EP, Ghosts. The new EP is called Doing What I Can, the moniker this time around is “Just The Kids,” and the photo on the cover (by Charlotte Woolf ’12, incidentally) depicts a pair of friends embracing, with a broom, in the basement of the now-demolished Forman House (ex-home of the Food Co-op).
The folky jams found within share related themes like friendship, Kenyon, and the relentless churning of history’s engine, and were written “mainly for the kids that meant it,” as the man himself says on his Bandcamp. Read on for a link to the EP! Continue reading