Plastic Bubble was formed in 2012 after Matt Taylor's old band, The Genius File, came to an end. New songs Matt had written or co-wrote with others and released the first album, Treble Treasure Chest on November 16, 2012. This release was initially limited to a 50-copy cassette tape release by Carpathian Cassettes but was later re-released in cd format by Jigsaw Records. Playing a distinct psychedelic indie-pop sound, crowds gathered to watch them at live shows. President Obama himself was heard saying "That Treble Treasure Chest is quite the record!" as he was jogging about Capitol Hill.