Friday, May 30, 2014

Clear Plastic Masks' debut album out now to widespread critical acclaim

“The churning, galvanic, righteously messy surge and crash of 1960s rock is their heritage, full of loose ends and live wires; they’ve got firm roots without settling down in the slightest.”—The New York Times

“Nashville’s burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll music scene just got even better with the release of Clear Plastic Masks’ Being There.”—Associated Press

“…scorching garage rock with nothing to hide: just pummeling percussion, desperate yowls that recall Jack White before he became Jack White, and a whole lot of scrappy guitar fuzz that should please Black Lips worshipers.”—SPIN

“Ramshackle rock with a retro flair is the best way I can describe it. Yet even with its looseness, it makes quite an impact.”—KCRW

 “…bluesy, punk—and soul—informed rock ‘n’ roll…”—Nashville Scene  

Being There, the full-length debut album from Clear Plastic Masks, is out now on Serpents & Snakes Records (iTunesAmazon). Already receiving widespread critical acclaim, the Associated Press praises, “righteous rock…songs shake with power and promise,” while SPIN calls the album, “…raw…” and “…brawling…” and KCRW asserts, “incredible…raucous rock, played loose and scrappy the way only a very talented group of musicians can.” Additionally, the official music video for the new single “So Real” recently premiered at Noisey and can now be viewed/embedded here.

After recently wrapping a series of dates supporting White Denim (which the LA Record called, “brilliant”) and performing at SXSW (which theAustin Chronicle called, “…with live-wire tenacity and a masterful sense of pacing: slow builds, breakdowns, rave-ups.”), the band is currently in the midst of a nationwide U.S. tour, including a series of dates supporting Spanish Gold. See below for complete details.

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.
*supporting Spanish Gold

May 30                                                     Cambridge, MA                                       T.T. the Bear’s*
June 8                                                           Chicago, IL                                               Lincoln Hall*
    June 9                                                      Minneapolis, MN                        Triple Rock Social Club*
June 10                                                      Milwaukee, WI                                             Turner Hall*
                      June 12                                                       Madison, WI                                         The Frequency*                       
June 13                                                      St. Louis, MO                                      Old Rock House*
   June 17                                                         Dallas, TX                HOB Dallas – Cambridge Room*
   June 18                                                        Houston, TX             HOB Houston – Bronze Peacock*
 June 19                                                         Austin, TX                                                     The Parish*
  June 20                                                     San Antonio, TX                               Sam’s Burger Joint*
           June 23                                                      San Diego, CA                                                 Soda Bar*           
 June 24                                                    Los Angeles, CA                                            Troubadour*
  June 25                                                   San Francisco, CA                                     Rickshaw Stop*
   June 26                                                     Mill Valley, CA                           Sweetwater Music Hall*
   June 28                                                      Vancouver, BC                                     Biltmore Cabaret*
    June 29                                                        Seattle, WA                                              The Triple Door*
  June 30                                                       Portland, OR                                         Doug Fir Lounge*
     July 11                                                         Buffalo, NY                                       Buffalo Outer Harbor
     July 26                                                          Tulsa, OK                         Center of the Universe Festival
           August 9                                                     Charlotte, NC                                                  Chop Shop           

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