Plastic Picnic has been hyped up to me since SXSW. They were on everyone’s list after the week of madness and yet I missed them. Incredibly upsetting, but I was thrilled to catch them at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles where I finally got to dance along to their unassumingly emotional lyrics.
I first met Brooklyn based indie-pop band, Plastic Picnic at a dive bar on the Tuesday of SXSW this past March. I didn’t even mean to go to that showcase, but I was hooked the second they played a Police cover, and lead singer, Emile Panerio, left the stage to give the audience fist bumps. They had a contagious sort of joy that was hard not to give into, and my friends and I found ourselves dancing along to songs we had never heard before, but somehow felt we already knew. By the end of the week, I had seen Plastic Picnic four times and still wasn’t sick of them.