My Plastic Sun is a new band with a sound that is lush and ambient yet immensely powerful. Major indie blogs have been comparing them to Radiohead, Coldplay, Beach House…and the Beatles. A sample of some of the reviewers and bloggers recent comments:
“Cummings’ vocals sound like the voice of Coldplay and Radiohead’s indie baby lovechild.” Indie Shuffle
"Where many bands have a great press team but no tunes to back up the hype, My Plastic Sun are pretty much the exact opposite. Given that, it’s great to see them getting more and more attention, and they deserve every bit of it." ListenBeforeYouBuy
“The band have a sense of rock ‘n’ roll tenderness that recalls Blur circa 1999 and dare-I-say The Beatles. Don’t believe me? Listen for yourself.” UK’s GivePopAChance
My Plastic Sun...pretty unknown...pretty much something going on here. BitCandy
“This release is the product of musicians with stratospheric levels of talent creating spectacular melodies colored with gorgeous layering, pop sensibilities and immediately memorable lyrics.” UpstateLive
The band is currently engaged on multiple fronts playing numerous live shows while also spending time in the recording studio finishing off their first full length CD. 2014 is gonna be a very busy and promising year for My Plastic Sun. One of the band’s songs was just placed in a major indie film, “Guten Tag Ramon” and several of the band’s songs will be featured in the new series, “Tainted Dreams”.
The founding members and songwriters of My Plastic Sun are Johnny Cummings and Roy Stein. Lead singer/keyboardist/guitarist/ukulele/trumpet player, Johnny Cummings, has perfect pitch and can play hundreds of songs from the 30’s to present day by request on either piano or guitar. Drummer Roy Stein a Music Business professor and J.D. (Doctor of Law) started his career in the early days of punk rock and vividly remembers what it was like to have eggs pelted at the band by the “traditional rockers” who resented the new style – and the huge crowds the band drew.
Lead Vocals, Piano, Synths, Organ, Mellotrons, Lead Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Banjo
Drums, Percussion, Sampling and Programming, assorted keyboards and synths, electric and acoustic guitars, background vocals, orderer of pizza
Electric and acoustic guitars
Electric and upright bass