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Plastic Villains came together in 2010 when college friends Todd Andersen and Mike O'Donnell wrote a song to compete in the University of San Francisco's talent show. The two then discovered they had chemistry and a knack for writing songs together, and sought out to flesh out their sound by adding other members to the band. The first incarnation of Plastic Villains played a live gig for the first time in the Spring of 2011, and added drummer Matt Chalabian and keyboardist Jerry Sypkens, also students of the University of San Francisco to the mix. During this time they also released their first EP, "Shades For the A-Bomb".
The summer of 2011 brought some changes to the line up as Matt Chalabian bowed out of the project, and Alex Lozano stepped in to play the drums, as well as adding bassist Chris Locs and pushing forward. The group went on to play some of San Francisco's most famous venues including Milk Bar, Thee Parkside and Bottom of the Hill. They received a few accolades along the way such as winning SF Deli's "Band Of the Month" after the release of their second EP, "Whoever You Are Today", which proved that the Plastic Villains had found their stride.
After a short hiatus in the beginning of 2012 Plastic Villains has returned and has been back to playing live shows in addition to releasing their first live EP in the winter of 2012.
The new 'Don't Look Down' EP, released in Spring 2013 is a 5 song power house recorded at Plug N' Play Studios in San Francisco.