Plosivs was formed during the 2020 pandemic shutdown. Rob Crow is probably most recognized as half of the duo Pinback and has also helmed groups such as Heavy Vegetable, Goblin Cock, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place as well as around 45 other recording projects. John Reis is most associated as being Hot Snakes riff architect and axe slinger, Rocket From The Crypt carnival barker, and Drive Like Jehu’s guitarsonist. Even though they live 10 miles from each other, ideas were mailed back and forth during quarantine and the decision was made to make a band out of it. Enter Atom Willard, longstanding drummer of Rocket From The Crypt who also played with Social Distortion, Angels and Airwaves, Offspring and currently Against Me! They were joined by Jordan Clark, the bassist of Mrs. Magician.
In September 2021, a "static promo video" was released for the track "Hit the Breaks."