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The Plastic Constellations play cheerfully blazing post-punk

June 14, 2006
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Seriously, have you heard the new Plastic Constellations album, Crusades? It may be my favorite album of 2006 (so far..we've got a long way to go, don't we?) It seems as if after many years, they have finally determined how to completely rock in the right way.

Minneapolis' The Plastic Constellations formed in 1995 when the four members were but spry, earnest 14-year-olds. They have certainly matured nicely. The band has now had over 10 years to practice their playfully quirky melodies, driven by a blazing post-punk rhythmic intensity, making for completely infectious and highly energetic live shows.

Each member shares vocal shouts in the key of atonal, and their sense of humor is always at the forefront of these spazzy songs they sing. Think of them as the Dismemberment Plan meets Modest Mouse meets Les Savy Fav.

If you feel like going to a show that's "fun," but not so fun as to be a "joke band," The Plastic Constellations may be exactly what you're looking for.

The Plastic Constellations play Mercury Lounge, on Saturday, June 24th.

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