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We’ll be back at good old Tierney’s in Montclair, NJ on Saturday, December 3 to kick off the holiday season with our friends, Heroes of Toolik and Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help. It promises to be a cavalcade of fun. And we’re hoping to offer a new song or two. The doors open at 8 pm and the music begins shortly thereafter. We hope to see a lot of our NJ friends.

Campfire Flies

Then, a week later, Toni, Ed and John will be playing with Jon Fried and Deena Shoshkes of The Cucumbers and Matt Davis of The Thousand Pities in their new ensemble The Campfire Flies at the Wyoming Club in Millburn. The show is Saturday, December 10, with doors at 7:30 and The Campfire Flies at 8, followed by Los Tricantes del Amor at 9 and FELT at 10. Guests can BYOB, and snacks will be provided by the Wyoming Club. Come on out and hear us share songs by John, Ed, Deena and Matt.

STP Alumni Report…

In the meantime, Toni and John have been busy recording and rehearsing with former STP bassist Dan Francia, as he prepares to release his new EP Half-Massed. They’ll be performing with Dan and company at the CD release party on Saturday, December 29 at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn. More details to follow. The video above is from Dan’s recent show at the Funhouse in Jersey City, with John on keys.

Lots of Good Music for a Good Cause

benefit CD

We’re very pleased that our friend Tony Donato asked us to contribute a song to a wonderful album of music to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The 21 songs on the album, executive produced by Tony and Donna Deady, include fine compositions by our friends The Thousand Pities, Deena Shoshkes, Wild Carnation, Rebecca Turner, Heroes of Toolik, and Tony’s band Jack Brag. The album was mastered by our buddy Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound. Our contribution is “Mansion,” penned by John and Michael. For complete artist and ordering information, go to Please help support this worthwhile project.

Speed the Plough Now
Now is available now, here!

Twelve songs lovingly crafted for your listening pleasure. This limited edition release, the first in more than 20 years on the legendary Coyote Records label, is on 180-gram vinyl and includes a download coupon giving you access to 24-bit WAV files of the album.

Special pricing $15, plus $5 shipping/handling in the continental United States.

Click here to order! (U.S. only)

To see some of the reviews that have greeted the release of Now, click here.

New Now T-shirts

You can help us celebrate the release of Now on the re-born Coyote Records label with a new T-shirt. Men’s and women’s styles in a wide range of sizes. Super soft, high quality fabric. Click here to order yours (Continental US and Canada).

Speed the Plough Now



for your listening pleasure

“Because,” from Now, 2016
“Wide Awake,” from Mason’s Box, 1993
“More & More” from Now, 2016
“(Love is) The Best Revenge” from Shine, 2011
“Follow Your Visions” from Masons’s Box, 1993

Lucky You
“Lucky You,” from the 2011 album Shine

Coal & Courage
From our performance at the Hoboken Music and Arts Festival, September 2013, with The Feelies’ Bill Million reprising his guitar part on “Coal & Courage”

Said and Done
“Said and Done,” from the 1995 album Marina

The Ballad of Peggy Oki
“The Ballad of Peggy Oki,” one of Michael’s songs on Tag Sale.

Who Knew the World
“Who Knew the World” from the 2011 album Shine.

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The Plough & The Stars

And don’t forget
about our career-spanning retrospective, The Plough & The Stars, released by Bar-None Records in 2013. For more information, click here.


Mike, Cindi