Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clear Plastic Masks' music video premieres at Noisey, on tour now

 “…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

The official music video for Clear Plastic Masks’ new single “So Real” recently premiered at Noisey and can now be viewed/embedded here. The song is from the Nashville-based band’s full-length debut, Being There, which will be released May 27 on Serpents & Snakes Records. Already receiving critical acclaim, KCRW calls the music, “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 theAustin Chronicle called, “…with 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 shows supporting Houndmouth and Spanish Gold as well as a series of co-headlining dates with Fly Golden Eagle. The band will also perform with Deer Tick at the Shaky Knees Afterparty on May 9. See below for complete details.

The new album features material from last year’s debut EP including the tracks “Baby, Come On” and “So Real.” Of the EP, The New York Times’ Jon Pareles praises, “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.”

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 Houndmouth
†Shaky Knees Afterparty supporting Deer Tick
‡co-headlining with Fly Golden Eagle
**supporting Spanish Gold

May 8                                                        Charleston, SC                                      The Pour House*
            May 9                                                           Atlanta, GA                             Masquerade: Hell Stage†           
May 11                                                       Carrboro, NC                       Cat’s Cradle - Back Room
May 13                                                    Washington, DC                                                       DC9
May 14                                                      New York, NY                                      Mercury Lounge
May 15                                                     Philadelphia, PA                           First Unitarian Church
May 16                                                       Brooklyn, NY                                            Rough Trade
May 17                                                      Pittsburgh, PA                                    Garfield Artworks
May 18                                                      Columbus, OH                                            Rumba Cafe‡
May 21                                                       Nashville, TN                                                  High Watt
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 26                                                          Tulsa, OK                     Center of the Universe Festival           

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