Plastic Picnic – “In Your Mind”


in your mind

We featured Brooklyn-based act Plastic Picnic’s “Nausea in Paradise” back in May, noting how seamless the four Pacific Northwest transplants crafted a sound touching on shimmering post-punk and relaxed West Coast vibes. “Nausea in Paradise” served as the first single from the band’s upcoming debut release, which was made with producer/engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sonic Youth). “In Your Mind” is the album’s second single, a tranquil slow-burner for the first two minutes or so, until building vocal harmonies culminate in the gorgeous hook expansion at 02:31. The track soars in more guitar-centric territory for the final few minutes, showing extraordinary songwriting development skills. “In Your Mind” traverses brilliantly from understated beach-set beginnings to thunderous and thrilling rock territory, with a soaring surf-pop-inspired vocal presence.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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