Moroccan Role: The Plastic Constellations - <i>Crusades</i>

Moroccan Role

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Plastic Constellations - Crusades

The Plastic Constellations released their third album, Crusades, on Tuesday. The Minnesota natives formed when they were all only 14 years old and they are already 10 year veterans of the indie-rock scene. This album is their first release on Frechkiss Records (Les Savy Fav, The Hold Steady, Thunderbirds are Now!) and upon a cursory listen, Crusades is a large improvement over their last effort, 2004's Mazatlan. The album features 10 songs and clocks in at just 35 minutes. Following the 7 seconds of distorted guitar sustain that opens the album, the guitars and drums explode--from this point on, the tempo rarely slows and the band propels forward at nearly break-neck speed throughout. The band plays a technically and musically impressive brand of post-punk with a powerful rhythmic intensity and strong vocal melodies.

Read Pitchfork's review of the album. (7.8)

Read AP's review of the album. (4 out of 5)


The Plastic Constellations - "Phoenix and the Faultline"

The Plastic Constellations - "Iron City Jungles"

The Plastic Constellations - "Sancho Panza" (right click, "save target as")

Buy Crusades here.

Posted by: Matt


Anonymous goose said...

Love the band, love the blog.

12:35 PM  

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