Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Livin On The Coast” by Plastic Pinks from the 2015 album Livin’ On The Coast on Wiener Records.
Florida 5-piece Platsic Pinks capture the sun and surf of Miami through a garage-punk lens. It’s music that suits the beach just as well as a rowdy dive bar, and in the band’s own words is “pop without actually sounding like pop.” Think Iggy and The Stooges meets The Beach Boys, and you won’t be to far off from Plastic Pinks. That said, a beach themed song like “Livin’ On The Coast” is a very fitting introduction to the band. The track features surfy guitar chords and swinging punk vocals that escalate into “woo’s” and “baaa’s.” “Livin On The Coast” not only displays the bands knack for catchy ad-libs, but also their mastery of infectious melodies that surface from the fuzz of their raw instrumentation. It’s quite the addicting combination and one that has Plastic Pinks turning heads only one EP in.
Plastic Pinks has already hit Seattle on their All Over tour but be sure to check their Facebook and SoundCloud for updates on new music and tours. Also, Plastic Pinks came through the KEXP studio for a live performance in August, so keep your eyes peeled for the video footage of that. Until then, check out a very short documentary of the band below: