Clear Plastic Masks Being There on LP
Being There, the full-length debut album from emerging Nashville band Clear Plastic Masks (CPM), will be released in May 2014 on Serpents & Snakes Records. Already receiving critical acclaim, KCRW premiered the first single, “Outcast,” praising it as “incredible...raucous rock, played loose and scrappy the way only a very talented group of musicians can.”
After recently wrapping a series of dates supporting White Denim (which the LA Record called, “brilliant”) and performing at SXSW (which the Austin Chronicle noted for its, “...live-wire tenacity and a masterful sense of pacing: slow builds, breakdowns, rave-ups”), the band will embark on a U.S. tour this spring, including dates supporting Hurray For The Riff Raff and Houndmouth.
The new album features material from last year’s debut EP - including the tracks “Baby, Come On” and “So Real” - of which, The New York Times’ Jon Pareles praised, “The churning, galvanic, righteously messy surge and crash of 1960's rock is their heritage, full of loose ends and live wires; they've got firm roots without settling down in the slightest.”
Formed in 2011 in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, CPM relocated to Nashville in 2012 where they recorded their debut album at The Bomb Shelter with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for The Riff Raff). The 4-piece band is made up of Eddy DuQuesne (bass/keys), Charlie Garmendia (drums), Andrew Katz (guitar/keys/vocal) and Matt Menold (guitar/keys). In addition to CPM, the band-members recently launched a side-project with Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, entitled Thunderbitch.
Clear Plastic Masks Being There Track Listing:
1. In Case You Forgot
3. Baby Come On
4. Pegasus In Glue
6. So Real
7. Dos Cobras
8. Hungry Cup
10. When The Nighttime Comes
11. Working Girl