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"Jersey Beat"

PLASTIC EAST - "The New York E.P."  (www.plasticeast.com)  Ballsy, bluesy, and surprisingly literate, the three kids in Plastic East are so young that it's
 possible they've never heard a Replacements record.  But there's no denying they've captured the drunken, freewheeling  vibe of  the Mats' Hootenanny on
 "The New York E.P."  Singer/guitarist Glen Bingham takes a brilliant swipe at NYC scenesters on "Thoughtless" ("I don't wanna be a film student…"), and offs
 his own little clique on  "Given Up," combining a smokin',   chugging guitar riff with a cool wah-wah solo and fiercely dismissive lyrics.  "Dirty Change" starts
 off with some laidback Lou Reed-y riffage, breaks into a sassy reggae break, then hits you with a catchy alt-country hook.  Speaking of Sweet Lou, "Rock & Roll Is A Crazy Mother"  is a pure Velvets romp through the streets of the Lower East Side, stopping just long enough to poke the Moldy Peaches in the eye and spit on the Strokes' custom-made Italian loafers.  The acoustic "American Army
 (War During Lifetime)" ends the EP with an anti-war song that looks at the current political climate through the eyes of an American GI: "Have you heard I enlisted in the American army?  Gonna serve my country…gonna shoot who you tell me, gonna shoot everybody…"    Plastic East pulls off the tricky coup of sounding sloppy while playing tight,   bringing both ideas and riffs to the party.  And a party it is.   Bang a gong, light a bong, bring it on. - Jim Testa


- Jim Testa


"The Portland Phoenix"

 

Jersey Beat Magazine
Jim Testa


PLASTIC EAST - "The New York E.P."  (www.plasticeast.com)  Ballsy, bluesy,
 and surprisingly literate, the three kids in Plastic East are so young that it's
 possible they've never heard a Replacements record.  But there's no denying
 they've captured the drunken, freewheeling  vibe of  the Mats' Hootenanny on
 "The New York E.P."  Singer/guitarist Glen Bingham takes a brilliant swipe at
 NYC scenesters on "Thoughtless" ("I don't wanna be a film student…"), and offs
 his own little clique on  "Given Up," combining a smokin',   chugging guitar riff
 with a cool wah-wah solo and fiercely dismissive lyrics.  "Dirty Change" starts
 off with some laidback Lou Reed-y riffage, breaks into a sassy reggae break,
 then hits you with a catchy alt-country hook.  Speaking of Sweet Lou, "Rock &
 Roll Is A Crazy Mother"  is a pure Velvets romp through the streets of the Lower
 East Side, stopping just long enough to poke the Moldy Peaches in the eye and
 spit on the Strokes' custom-made Italian loafers.  The acoustic "American Army
 (War During Lifetime)" ends the EP with an anti-war song that looks at the
 current political climate through the eyes of an American GI: "Have you heard I
 enlisted in the American army?  Gonna serve my country…gonna shoot who
 you tell me, gonna shoot everybody…"    Plastic East pulls off the tricky coup of
 sounding sloppy while playing tight,   bringing both ideas and riffs to the party.
 And a party it is.   Bang a gong, light a bong, bring it on. - Jim Testa






The Portland Phoenix
Josh Rogers
http://www.portlandphoenix.com/editors/documents/03702247.asp


Plastic East have just released an EP, The New York EP, and they’re coming to Geno’s to celebrate. The EP is their third release and it’s a most impressive disc. The band is young, unsigned, and duking it out in New York City’s rock scene, but their production sounds fantastic and two of the tracks on The New York EP sound like classics you’ve heard before from some bygone, much-missed era. "Thoughtless" pulls off the neat trick of celebrating individuality and not being incredibly lame. "Dirty Change" is closer to a ballad (also not lame) and sounds like the kind of story Bob Dylan might have told years ago.

- Josh Rogers


Discography

The New York EP
Tales From the Black River
The Tragic Comedy of Jackie & Elizabeth

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