Soft Plastics - 5 Dreams - CD DIGISLEEVE

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  • Description

    Introducing the first album from Soft Plastics, the new project and inspiration of Carey Mercer, former songwriter and leader of Frog Eyes. The songs on 5 Dreams were written by Carey Mercer in the fall and winter of 2018–2019, mere months after the dissolution of Frog Eyes, the band Mercer shared for eighteen years with Mel Campbell and a rotating cast of musicians. The influences on 5 Dreams are post-punk, new wave, mariachi, new-wave mariachi, dub, hip hop, goth-rock, taking cues and according gobs of respect to Blixa Bargeld, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Talk Talk, Happy Mondays—all rung through the grime of a northern port city. It’s the interplay of the drums and the gelling effect of the synthesizer, the baritone running downhill with the bass, the trumpets and pedal steel filling up the gaps. Mercer says: “The songs aren’t tied to a cohesive theme, but they do exist in a land that is deeply wet, dark, flooded—occasionally a gilded sun-beam comes out of nowhere and the song just tops and stares in bloody awe at what we are given, what we might see.” The name Soft Plastics carries a tension: the sound of the words is sonorous, inviting; but the
    phrase describes an overwhelming force, a ubiquitous thing used to make so many other things, becoming slowly enmeshed in earth and water, permeating the flesh of living creatures. An incredibly textured and engaging album, 5 Dreams will be released by Paper Bag Records on May 8th, 2020 with distribution in Canada through ontana North and in the US and internationally via The Orchard. The Campaign will include two advance tracks in March and April leading up to the release. The Second single, Here’s Where The Sun Was will be accompanied by a video from director Allison Hrabluik.

  • Additional Information

    Band Soft Plastics
    Title 5 Dreams
    Label Paper Bag Records
    Generic musical style Rock / Hard Rock / Glam
    Detailed musical style Alternative Rock
    Catalog # PAPER131CD
    Release Date 10 Jul 2020
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