Band of the Day

2013.05.05

The Plastics Revolution

Celebratory Mexican indie pop that's a dose of pure sonic joy
No puedes recordar los sueños que se van. Si no apuntas nada al salir de la cama.
lyrics from Invasión

The Plastics Revolution is an indie pop band from Mexico City formed in summer 2007 after a group of high school friends sees The Flaming Lips performing live.

Their music is cheerful, catchy and fun. Their live shows, a multicolored party full of neon lights, confetti, costumes, and paper dinosaurs. The Plastics Revolution has two full-length studio albums. Their homonymous debut was released independently in August 2009 and includes singles like “Light Of Day”, “So They Wait” and “Ahora somos parte.” The album received very positive reviews in the Mexican independent scene, which led the band to tour around the country and perform in festivals like Vive Latino and SXSW.

In May 2010, the band unveiled the first preview of their second album: “Kibera.” This single had a massive response in national radio and was chosen as one of the 105 best songs of 2010 by Mexico City’s main rock station Reactor 105.7 FM.

In Summer 2010, an acoustic session with the French blog La Blogothèque gave the band a huge international projection, bringing them attention from media like MTV and big publicity campaign opportunities from brands such as Target, Bloomingdale’s and McDonald’s.

In March 2012, The Plastics Revolution presented their second album, “King Bono vs. Los Flight Simulators” as a joint release between the band’s own label, Dos Pelícanos, and independent label IndieAlliance Records. After the success received with the first two singles “Cleptosaurios” and “Invasión”, The Plastics Revolution was chosen as one of the few national bands to join the line-up of Corona Capital festival in October 2012, sharing stage with bands like New Order, The Hives, The Black Keys, Franz Ferdinand, and more. After the festival, they were chosen as one of the five best Mexican indie bands by the NME, and the album also featured in the best of 2012 listings of national media like Ibero 90.9, Me Hace Ruido, Mercado Negro, and others.