Plastic Inevitables
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Plastic Inevitables

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | INDIE
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15
Plastic Inevitables @ Canal St. Tavern

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Dayton, Ohio, USA

May
03
Plastic Inevitables @ Southgate House Revival

Newport, Kentucky, USA

Newport, Kentucky, USA

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Plastic Inevitables @ Roh's Street Cafe

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Fun. Energetic. Quirky?

These are a few of the descriptors that might pop into your mind when you give “Desdemona” a spin. Plastic Inevitables are a three piece “garage pop” outfit from the battleground state of Ohio, specifically Cincinnati, and this isn’t the first time they’ve caught my ear. What the Desdemona EP has done, however, is open my eyes up wide.

If you go back to my old post and listen to “Delirious” and “Everything Grows Taller When The Sun Goes Down”, you’ll hear a band with promise and a good ear for creating a hook. You’ll also hear a band just starting out, and a lot of substance that still hadn’t found it’s shine and polish. When you kick up “Desdemona”, you’re seeing that gangly 13 year old girl you dated in middle school ten years later, and wow! “Desdemona” is excellent. I love the use of the intro, I love the story. I especially dig the beck and call nature of the track with the use of the girl’s name, Desdemona, and all the ridiculous things they say to her.

Plastic Inevitables are going to drop an album on December 1st, Loon, and you can download the entire Desdemona three track EP on their Bandcamp page. You can also find them on Facebook. - Sirens of Decay


Fun. Energetic. Quirky?

These are a few of the descriptors that might pop into your mind when you give “Desdemona” a spin. Plastic Inevitables are a three piece “garage pop” outfit from the battleground state of Ohio, specifically Cincinnati, and this isn’t the first time they’ve caught my ear. What the Desdemona EP has done, however, is open my eyes up wide.

If you go back to my old post and listen to “Delirious” and “Everything Grows Taller When The Sun Goes Down”, you’ll hear a band with promise and a good ear for creating a hook. You’ll also hear a band just starting out, and a lot of substance that still hadn’t found it’s shine and polish. When you kick up “Desdemona”, you’re seeing that gangly 13 year old girl you dated in middle school ten years later, and wow! “Desdemona” is excellent. I love the use of the intro, I love the story. I especially dig the beck and call nature of the track with the use of the girl’s name, Desdemona, and all the ridiculous things they say to her.

Plastic Inevitables are going to drop an album on December 1st, Loon, and you can download the entire Desdemona three track EP on their Bandcamp page. You can also find them on Facebook. - Sirens of Decay


From being “stuck in a place with no right angles” (Rectangle Song), to wishing to be an albatross (Albatross), Plastic Inevitables have found a way to not only capture your attention, but grab a hold of your imagination with their third full length album Loon.

With compelling melodies, quirky lyrics and edgy vocals, it is definitely one of those albums that you can’t stop playing over and over again in your car.

The Indie Pop Rock trio’s newly released record adopts the same edgy quality as the band’s sophomore album Technicolor Hand Fruit, but with a new maturity that reflects the developed character of the band.

One of my personal favorites on the album, The Pace Yrself, starts off with an up tempo dance beat, slows to a smooth groove and ends with an epic chant that you can not resist singing along to.

If you’ve ever picked up an Ok Go album, or jammed out to Kings of Leon’s debut album Youth and Young Manhood, you will certainly appreciate the greatness of this one. - HD Music Reviews


From being “stuck in a place with no right angles” (Rectangle Song), to wishing to be an albatross (Albatross), Plastic Inevitables have found a way to not only capture your attention, but grab a hold of your imagination with their third full length album Loon.

With compelling melodies, quirky lyrics and edgy vocals, it is definitely one of those albums that you can’t stop playing over and over again in your car.

The Indie Pop Rock trio’s newly released record adopts the same edgy quality as the band’s sophomore album Technicolor Hand Fruit, but with a new maturity that reflects the developed character of the band.

One of my personal favorites on the album, The Pace Yrself, starts off with an up tempo dance beat, slows to a smooth groove and ends with an epic chant that you can not resist singing along to.

If you’ve ever picked up an Ok Go album, or jammed out to Kings of Leon’s debut album Youth and Young Manhood, you will certainly appreciate the greatness of this one. - HD Music Reviews


...crunchy riffs that would be at home on any stage or in a dimly lit bar, some great soulful vocals that sound more Tennessee than Ohio, and of course nothing is worth listening to without some catchy choruses which are found in abundance on the band’s sophomore LP Technicolor Hand Fruit. - Sirens of Decay


...crunchy riffs that would be at home on any stage or in a dimly lit bar, some great soulful vocals that sound more Tennessee than Ohio, and of course nothing is worth listening to without some catchy choruses which are found in abundance on the band’s sophomore LP Technicolor Hand Fruit. - Sirens of Decay


Cincinnati band Super Tuesday keeps music simple.

The classic power trio lineup – consisting of Phillip Alexander on guitar and vocals, Andrew Oliver on bass and Robert Francis on drums – plays tight and concise garage rock. The band forgoes pretension and million-note-a-second guitar solos in favor of a striped-down and to-the-point sound.

“The White Stripes are definitely one of our main influences, and bands like the Flaming Lips, 1990s, and the Velvet Underground” says Alexander.
This is far from a Jack White rip off, however. The band also cites some alternative music pioneers when talking musical inspiration.
“I love Kim Gordon and Kim Deal. I love the Pixies,” says Oliver.
The group's 2009 EP “Tedious Burr” shows the surprisingly mature and focused outfit tearing through brash and bombastic songs. The album benefits from some tasteful production.

“We ran across a guy named Ric Hordinski,” Alexander says. Hordinski was the original guitarist for the Cincinnati band Over-The-Rhine. However, the band’s live show proves that Hordinski probably didn’t need to work to hard to pull these sounds out.

Oliver and Francis lay down rock solid support to Johnson’s three-minutes-and-a-cloud of dust guitar stabs. Johnson’s vocals melt perfectly into the cracks and crevices of these songs. The members of Super Tuesday keep the focus on the song – and those are the real stars here.
“Sol” starts with a jumping bluesy progression. “¡Espontáneo!” swaggers and struts with a confidence rarely heard from younger bands.
The songs can be sampled on the band’s myspace page.

Many garage bands may suffer from disillusions of grandeur, but Super Tuesday’s simple approach and solid songs show a band ready to breakout of the garage. - The Examiner


Part gritty garage rock, part psych pop, this trio is inevitably going places. - Rome Ntukogu, Clifton-Heights Music Festival


Plastic Inevitables - Technicolor Hand Fruit (Independent)
Recorded in December of 2010 in an old church in Cincinnati, Ohio; they claim it was so cold they had to play with their gloves on… I’m not sure that’s wholly believable, or even feasible. A garage band at heart, and probably in the truest sense of the term, Plastic Inevitables are doubtless used to the cold, and no-one make a record this good wearing wooly mitts.

Fronted by singer-guitarist Phillip Alexander, the band attack their songs with all the youthful gusto that might be expected by a trio of musicians barely out of High School. The album kicks of with “Delirious”, a stop-start rhythm (courtesy of Andrew Oliver on bass and drummer Robert Francis) provides plenty of structure for Alexander’s words and a killer vocal hook. They slow things down a mite on “Everything Grows Taller When The Sun Goes Down”, but not at the expense of raw power, and the result is a song that brings to mind a succession of great American bands, from The Cars to The Replacements, from The Other Kids to Husker Du, without sounding like any of them.

Decidedly lo-fi, but all the more engaging for its lack of gloss, “Technicolor Hand Fruit” will surely appeal to anyone who enjoys pop music played with genuine passion and enthusiasm over soulless technical proficiency. - Leicester Bangs


Plastic Inevitables - Technicolor Hand Fruit (Independent)
Recorded in December of 2010 in an old church in Cincinnati, Ohio; they claim it was so cold they had to play with their gloves on… I’m not sure that’s wholly believable, or even feasible. A garage band at heart, and probably in the truest sense of the term, Plastic Inevitables are doubtless used to the cold, and no-one make a record this good wearing wooly mitts.

Fronted by singer-guitarist Phillip Alexander, the band attack their songs with all the youthful gusto that might be expected by a trio of musicians barely out of High School. The album kicks of with “Delirious”, a stop-start rhythm (courtesy of Andrew Oliver on bass and drummer Robert Francis) provides plenty of structure for Alexander’s words and a killer vocal hook. They slow things down a mite on “Everything Grows Taller When The Sun Goes Down”, but not at the expense of raw power, and the result is a song that brings to mind a succession of great American bands, from The Cars to The Replacements, from The Other Kids to Husker Du, without sounding like any of them.

Decidedly lo-fi, but all the more engaging for its lack of gloss, “Technicolor Hand Fruit” will surely appeal to anyone who enjoys pop music played with genuine passion and enthusiasm over soulless technical proficiency. - Leicester Bangs


So check this out. Some 16 year olds from Cincinnati can totally sing and play instruments better than you. How does that make you feel? I know it makes me feel good to know there are young musicians taking cues from the likes of James Gang instead of Joe Jonas…

[Plastic Inevitables'] current offerings feel like only the beginning. The right spark and this group can easily bust out of Cincinnati and start entertaining audiences all over the world! - Twogroove.com


Four and a half decades ago, Andy Warhol organized New York-and-beyond multimedia happenings featuring the Velvet Underground, Warhol films and contemporary dance which he dubbed the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. It's decades later and a trio of Cincinnati high schoolers (guitarist/vocalist Phillip Alexander, bassist Andrew Oliver, drummer Robert Francis) have seemingly stabilized the formula, although these new Plastic Inevitables explode with an even greater concussive force than Warhol's art machinations. PI's debut album was recorded with six mics and Garageband, influences range from VU to the Black Keys to Jack White and they have a raw talent that won't be constrained by Cincinnati's zip code.
Dig it: Sounds like the Strokes recording a tribute to the Velvet Underground with Jack White producing and Wayne Coyne throwing shit around in the studio. - CityBeat


Four and a half decades ago, Andy Warhol organized New York-and-beyond multimedia happenings featuring the Velvet Underground, Warhol films and contemporary dance which he dubbed the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. It's decades later and a trio of Cincinnati high schoolers (guitarist/vocalist Phillip Alexander, bassist Andrew Oliver, drummer Robert Francis) have seemingly stabilized the formula, although these new Plastic Inevitables explode with an even greater concussive force than Warhol's art machinations. PI's debut album was recorded with six mics and Garageband, influences range from VU to the Black Keys to Jack White and they have a raw talent that won't be constrained by Cincinnati's zip code.
Dig it: Sounds like the Strokes recording a tribute to the Velvet Underground with Jack White producing and Wayne Coyne throwing shit around in the studio. - CityBeat


Plastic Inevitables are the musical equivalent of Chuck Norris. - The Underground


Working with Plastic Inevitables, you can't help but feel you're lifting the curtain to a stageful of precocious musicality. - Ric Hordinski


Discography

Super Tuesday EP - 2008
Tedious Burr EP - 2009

Plastic Inevitables EP - 2010
The Show Piece - 2010
Technicolor Hand Fruit - 2011
Desdemona EP - 2012
Loon - 2012
Fighting Littles (The Short Album) - 2013

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Bio

Plastic Inevitables began playing music together in 2006 at the ripe young age of 13, in their beloved hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. The band started out covering mostly Jack White and Beatles songs, but since then, their explosive and catchy sound has developed the swagger of a rock band and the clean, sharp melodies of 60s pop.

In 2011, the band became heavily involved in newborn collective Best Friend Records (home also to The Yugos), and frequently helps put on various shows and collaborations.

Plastic Inevitables released their 3rd full length album, Loon on December 1st, 2012. Recorded and mixed by Chad Wahlbrink (Pomegranates, Sacred Spirits), Loon is a more evolved and polished approach to the Inevitables’ hook-filled garage rock. The album was completely crowdfunded, and released in December 2012. In support of their recent release, Plastic Inevitables are releasing a video to accompany each song on the album.

The band also just completed a project entitled Short Songs, in which they wrote and released a song a month (under two minutes) on their YouTube Channel.