Thursday, May 21, 2015
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Our Pick this week calls Florence, Italy, home: Plastic Man! Their debut album, Don't Look At The Moon, is out now on Black Candy Records.
From their press release:
"Plastic Man are an Italian garage psych band formed in 2012. Influenced by beat, psychedelic, nuggets compilations and late 60's music in general, the trio from Florence (Raffaele - guitar and lead vocals, Diletta - bass guitar and backing vocals, Fabio - drums) mixes retrò and modern styles producing songs with a neo-psychedelic flavour. Their music involves also other elements like acid rock, rockabilly, surf, progressive, garage punk and stoner. The effects on voice and guitar, such as tremolo, fuzz, delay and reverb, reveal their aim: reproducing a fresh, natural, genuine and up-to-date garage psych sound. Plastic Man's first release is a 4 track EP in vinyl produced by Misty Lane (November 2013). After over a year of live shows in Italy and a tour in France (April 2014), the band's debut album ("Don't Look At The Moon") was released on 9 March 2015 on Black Candy Records."
I found the descriptions of their sound to be quite accurate. Most of all this debut long player shows a band having fun and letting it rip. "Rolling Machine" may be the best illustration of this ethos pervading the album.
For a good time: try Plastic Man!
You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time.