SKIN WHITE, BLACK SOUL, DARK SHINE
This much is real: the indelible darkness, the deeply-felt dread. No affectation here. No bloody need.
This much is unreal: the unmusic (like the undead). Art-directed, not played. The glittering audaciousness of such an approach recalling earlier manifestations of DIY synthpop and even punk. In spirit, not in sound.
Black Plastic is (Lemon magazine founder and visual artist) Kevin Grady's monster, made flesh with the electrifying production prowess of arsonist André Obin. Behind deep-set eyes, the monster, like all God's creatures, must extinguish. Just not tonight.
Tonight is for dancing.
News + Updates
BLACK PLASTIC LIVE IN CHICAGO / FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017!
Black Plastic will play its first Chicago show at a special Collaboraction event called "Darkest Before Dawn," a circus of dark music, theatre and fashion at 1st Ward in Wicker Park. The event will feature the reunion of Dark Wave Disco along with music by Kelroy and Sandra Delgado. Plus a fashion spectacle by Chicago's The Order, a DJ set by Heaven Malone and immersive performances by Peacemakers, Collaboration's youth theatre ensemble. (The event benefits the Peacemakers, so what's not to like?) Black attire is encouraged. Tickets available at collaboraction.org.
BLACK PLASTIC ALBUM OUT NOW ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS!
Cleopatra Records released the self-titled debut album by Black Plastic today, April 15! Get it on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other major music outlets. Deluxe CD will follow on April 25, with vinyl out later in the year!
DEBUT LIVE PERFORMANCE SET FOR APRIL 25 / GREAT SCOTT, BOSTON
Black Plastic's very first live performance will take place at Great Scott in Boston (Allston, actually). Black Plastic will support some amazing acts: Vowws (Cleopatra label mates), Night Club and Casey Desmond's new project, CMB. 18+, $8, door open at 8, show starts at 8:30!
BLACK PLASTIC SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE EXPECTED FALL 2016
A showcase debut performance by Black Plastic is in the works and expected to take place in NYC this coming fall. Watch here for more details in the coming months.
DEBUT ALBUM COMING SPRING 2016 ON CLEOPATRA RECORDS
The eponymously titled debut album by Black Plastic is coming soon on Cleopatra Records! A collaboration by Lemon Magazine founder Kevin Grady and electronic artist/producer André Obin, the album was mastered by Mark Christensen at Engine Room Audio in NYC. It'll be available on CD, vinyl, iTunes, Bandcamp and SoundCloud. Release date to be announced soon.
Director: David Strindberg / Production: KevinandRoy / Producer: Josefin Malmén / Dancer: Par Andersson
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