PSYCHEDELIA WITH VIRGINIA BASED BAND PLASTIC NANCY
It’s not an uncommon thing to often associate colors with songs. Yet Virginia based band Plastic Nancy has a sound to them that makes their songs sound like multiple colors swirling and moving at once. This is most likely a result of their hypnotic, psychedelic rock n’ roll vibe.
The group is still developing, as most new bands do, but is currently a duo between Sam Schneider and John Degarmo. Plastic Nancy was an idea born in the fall when Degarmo and Schneider met at college and began writing music together. However, the band’s name is little older, as it stems from the lyrics of 60s rock band Love’s song “The Daily Planet,” the verse being: “Plastic Nancy/She’s real fancy.”
Since the band’s loose formation, they’ve recorded and released a 4 tracked EP entitled She’s So Fancy. The inspiration behind the songs being the good and bad of college thus far and the desire to make something worth recognition and listening to.
Nonetheless, despite limited resources used, She’s So Fancy is anything but simplistic. Each track has a surrealistic sound, attributed to respective guitar parts and hypnotizing effects. Not to mention that the tender vocals have a nice touch of fuzz to them, giving off a slight garage rock feel. The songs are all enticing in their own right, but the closing track, “This Is It,” is a good one to note because of its slower tempo, echoing vocals, and more audible bass part. Despite the contrast, the song still gives off the same lucid tone the band aims for and achieves in the other songs.
Plastic Nancy is currently in the process of recording an album and will be releasing a single in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more psychedelic tunes coming your way.
written by LYDIA VELAZQUEZ