Sound Advice: Dream Pop Band Plastic Picnic Crafts Memorable Melodies with Heart-on-your-Sleeve Lyrics

The Brooklyn-based band is performing a free show at MOTR Pub on Jan. 21.

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click to enlarge Plastic Picnic is performing a free show at MOTR Pub on Jan. 21. - Photo: instagram/plasticpicnic
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Plastic Picnic is performing a free show at MOTR Pub on Jan. 21.

Brooklyn-based dream pop band Plastic Picnic has been busy lately, releasing their debut record As Long As You Need over the summer in addition to a handful of singles on their Bandcamp. The band will be embarking on a short tour of the Northeast and Midwest in early 2023.

With a sound somewhat reminiscent of contemporaries like The War on Drugs and Alvvays but with their own unique style, Plastic Picnic is a band to keep your eye out for. Plastic Picnic crafts tight, memorable melodies with heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics dealing with the everyday pain and uncertainty of relationships, romantic or otherwise. In lyrics, the band poses questions like, “Who should stay? / Don’t you ever feel afraid?/ Who – in the urgent style of love – should wait?” If you’re a fan of catchy, heartfelt songs with danceable melodies and watery synths dripping in reverb, don’t wait to see Plastic Picnic for free at MOTR Pub.

Plastic Picnic plays MOTR Pub at 10 p.m. Jan. 21. Coast Off and Ann Driscoll open the show. Info: motrpub.com


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