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04 August 2013

Strange Week in Music on the Strangeways Radio blog, feat. Mazzy Star, Plastic Flowers & more.

When The Sun Hits is now contributing to a weekly blog feature on the Strangeways Radio blog called Strange Week in Music. The full article can be found on the Strangeways blog;
WTSH cross posts it only partially, with a link to the full article provided.

Strange Week in Music gives each Strangeways DJ an opportunity to highlight one track that is related to his/her show that week; the article will include information, links, images, a video/stream of the tracks and where they can be purchased. You can think of it as Strangeways' Week at a Glance.

If you are new to Strangeways Radio, or are curious about other station shows aside from WTSH, this weekly feature on the Strangeways blog will be the perfect introduction. Below is WTSH's latest contribution.

Strange Week in Music || DJ Amber Crain Selection 
Plastic Flowers

Artist: Plastic Flowers
Album: Strange Neighbors/Serious Pleasures 7"
Song: Strange Neighbors (We Won't Be Friends)
RIYL: The Wake, Girls Names
Where to buy: Amazon

Sean Earl Beard (aka Plastic Flowers) lives in Brooklyn with only vocoders and thrifted floral shirts for company. Stuck in a time warp maybe, but when it sounds this good, who cares? The moniker Plastic Flowers was taken from The Wake song of the same name, and the choice is also a revealing peek into Beard's stylistic influences. Plastic Flowers' music has a very lo-fi Sarah Records quality to it, woven through with great hooks and vintage synth sounds sure to please any dream pop lover...