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Clear Plastic Masks @ Mercury Lounge

Clear Plastic Masks

Mercury Lounge

May 14, 2014

MANHATTAN, NY—When lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Katz, born in Detroit and raised on theatre, met drummer Charles Garmendia, born in the Dominican Republic, in a Brooklyn bar, they found they had a common passion for aggressive music. They jammed with guitarist/keyboard player Matt Menold and bassist Eduardo DuQuesne and formed Clear Plastic Masks in 2011. The band began performing on the local music club circuit and then expanded its touring through the Midwestern and Southern states, eventually stopping for recording sessions in Nashville, Tennessee, in December of 2011 and April of 2012. The four musicians found a supportive music scene there, and decided to relocate in late 2012. Clear Plastic Masks’ CPM EP was released in January 2014.

At the Mercury Lounge on May 14, Clear Plastic Masks proved to be a curious band in that the music escaped classification and defined genres. Just when it seemed like the group was falling into a niche, the next song would take the band in another direction. Give the band a label, and within minutes the musicians will tear up and disintegrate the category. Any attempt to describe the music is going to be insufficient and incomplete. So, here is…

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