Imagine the soundtrack of a John Hughes' movie with a modern twist -- that's the sound of Brooklyn-based band Plastic Picnic. The quartet, made up of four West Coast transplants (frontman Emile Panerio, guitarist Lincoln Lute, drummer Gordon Taylor and bassist Marshall Hunt) make sad, yet energetic indie rock tunes that could be disguised as 80's synth pop, and their latest single "Doubt" is no exception.
Since their start in 2016, the band has become known for their catchy, danceable beats paired with melancholy lyricism and shimmery melodies. Drawing influence from their live-performance dynamic and a free-form collaborative writing style in the studio, the band has developed a unique sound made up by upbeat nostalgic shimmer overlaying dark undertones through their lyrics and use of more aggressive guitar textures.
Today (Sept. 12) Plastic Picnic release "Doubt," a track comprised of a blend of driving guitar riffs, hypnotic synths, and smooth vocals that sound hopeful and keep listeners dancing, despite the emotional lyrics that detail lovers drifting apart.