Plastic Planets Craft Gratifying Prog Pop Lyrical Dissonance
    • TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

    • Posted by: Don Saas

    I'm a big fan of dissonance between the sonic texture of a song and what the band is actually saying. The Shins and Passion Pit are two masters of this. They make uptempo, happy sounding pop songs but beneath that, there's a serious darkness. Florida trio Plastic Planets have that fascinating dichotomy.

    On the surface, their single "Useless" is arena ready, (good) Muse-esque prog-pop that makes me want to dance my ass off at Madison Square Garden. On the deeper, lyrical level, it's the sort of brutally honest admission about a failed relationship that you can't force yourself to leave that you never hear in music. Sometimes, you just have to recognize that you aren't good with someone, and Plastic Planets -- a Mutemath side project -- do just that while wrapping it in a format that has major radio play written all over it. I don't know about the rest of you but I want to explore the rest of Plastic Planets' surface once they start releasing more music.


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