You can call it Americana, or Americana-infused rock, after all, that sound these days encompasses so many things, it is turning into an ever-widening category. Whatever the case, the only distinction the listeners need whether this type of music is any good or not.
Santa Barbara, CA quartet Plastic Harpoons and their latest album Modern World can be certainly placed somewhere within Americana-infused rock, and it is a good one at that. Of course, lead vocalist and songwriter Taylor Casey, guitarist Daniel Vasquez and the rest of the band coming from California, base their sound on that somewhat laid-back sound that grew back in the seventies and particularly developed by the late great Tom Petty.
Yet, there are other elements there in the Plastic Harpoons sound, they certainly have The Stones’ Exile on Main Street in their collection, all the records Beachwood Sparks have in their collection too, but Casey and company mix all those elements so skillfully and with ease, that their sound does have that individual element to make it distinct and interesting.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: PLASTIC HARPOONS – MODERN WORLD