Some albums are like a party in a box – put it on the stereo and you know you’re going to have a good time. Plushgun’s Pins and Panzers bounces in to the room, passes out the glowsticks, hands you a beer and tells your ass to dance.
The pumping synth lines are a perfect foil to Daniel Ingala’s sensitive wordsmith tendencies that work to create addictive indie-pop with a bittersweet edge.Plushgun is the brainchild of Daniel Ingala and grew out of the cramped confines of his overpriced and undersized bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
After creating the song “Just Impolite” and posting it to his MySpace page, the project quickly took off with songs featured in the web-TV series “We Need Girlfriends” and rising to #1 in the Alternative Rock Channel on Ourstage.com. When he was ready to start playing live shows, Ingala recruited his friends Taylor Armstrong and Matt Bogdanow.Plushgun released their self-titled debut EP this past August, and are now pleased to share their upcoming full-length, Pins and Panzers, along with a second disc of remixes by Andrew WK, Jesse Novak (M.I.A., Santogold) and Justin Strauss (Depeche Mode, Marc Almond, Carl Cox).
The band also just shot a music video for “Just Impolite” with director Tyler Shields, featuring Juno Temple (“The Other Boleyn Girl,” “Atonement,” “Notes on a Scandal,” and upcoming “Mr. Nobody” and “The Year One”), Brittany Snow (“Hairspray,” “Prom Night,” and upcoming “Clock Tower” and “The Vicious Kind”) and Shiloh Fernandez (upcoming “Cadillac Records” and “The United States of Tara”).
Pins & Panzers features cover art by Patrick Smith, and is the third Plushgun release to feature original credited work by an up and coming Brooklyn artist; the other two were done by Yoko Furusho on the single for “Dancing in a Minefield,” and Beth Newell who did the self-titled EP art.
The Cataracs are David Singer-Vine, 20 aka “Campa,” and Niles Hollowell-Dhar, 19, “Cyrano”. Both members share vocalist duties with Cyrano acting as the sole producer. The pair have developed a electro-pop sound that combines the dance floor sensibilities of electronic music with pop melodies, a risque edge, and east bay swagger. These divergent sounds are effectively cohesive when brought together by The Cataracs’ energy, sense of humor, and undeniably entertaining chemistry.
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