My Plastic Sun is a new band with a sound that is lush and ambient yet immensely powerful. Major indie blogs have been comparing them to Radiohead, Coldplay, Beach Houseand the Beatles. A sample of some of the reviewers and bloggers recent comments:
Cummings vocals sound like the voice of Coldplay and Radioheads indie baby lovechild. Indie Shuffle
Where many bands have a great press team but no tunes to back up the hype, My Plastic Sun are pretty much the exact opposite. Given that, its great to see them getting more and more attention, and they deserve every bit of it. ListenBeforeYouBuy
The band have a sense of rock 'n roll tenderness that recalls Blur circa 1999 and dare-I-say The Beatles. Dont believe me? Listen for yourself. UKs GivePopAChance
My Plastic Sunpretty unknownpretty much something going on here. BitCandy
This release is the product of musicians with stratospheric levels of talent creating spectacular melodies colored with gorgeous layering, pop sensibilities and immediately memorable lyrics. UpstateLive
The members of My Plastic Sun are an eclectic group of musicians. The bands bassist, Kyle Vock, is a recent graduate of the Masters Program in Jazz Bass Performance from the Eastman School of Music, and is fluent on electric and upright bass in both classical and jazz music. Drummer Roy Stein a Music Business professor and J.D. (Doctor of Law) started his career in the early days of punk rock and vividly remembers what it was like to have eggs pelted at the band by the traditional rockers who resented the new style and the huge crowds the band drew. 22-year-old guitarist, Sam Snyder, plays in an unorthodox overhand style, hence the nickname, Overhand Sam. Lead singer/keyboardist/guitarist/ukulele/trumpet player, Johnny Cummings, has perfect pitch and can play hundreds of songs from the 30s to present day by request on either piano or guitar.
The band is currently engaged on multiple fronts playing numerous live shows while also spending time in the recording studio finishing off their first full length CD. 2014 is gonna be a very busy and promising year for My Plastic Sun. One of the bands songs was just placed in a major indie film, Guten Tag Ramon and several of the bands songs will be featured in the new series, Tainted Dreams.