You Can't Look Away from Polyplastic's "Car Accident"
The oozy, freaky visual from the LA post-punk duo does the track title justice.
Sunny LA surf rock is good and well, but I, for one, am glad to see some darkness seeping back and giving the scene some teeth, thanks to a wave of scuzzy rising acts like Goon, Moaning, and Polyplastic. The latter, led by the duo of singer/guitarist Charlie Ellis and bassist Emily Ibarra, hit the ground running when they broke out earlier this year with a lush post-punk sound and lofi aesthetic torn straight from the pages of a smudged Memphis School zine.
Their sound, inspired in part by Ellis' time working as a welder in North Philadelphia, takes a turn for the massive on their latest single "Car Accident," premiering on Noisey above. Accompanying the tune is an engrossing, and also kind of gross, visualizer Ellis made, inspired by the nail art and slime videos advertised on his Instagram feed. It's a perfect pairing to the song—glimmering, stark, and chaotic (just wait for the overdrive to kick in around the two minute mark), with an undercurrent of unease that makes it all the more strangely satisfying.
Watch the visual premiere of Polyplastic's "Car Accident" above, and check them out tonight playing at the Moroccan Lounge in LA and on tour on the East Coast in December.
Andrea Domanick is Noisey's West Coast Editor. Follow her on Twitter.