Plastic Dance 1: Domestic Synth Pop & Plug
Having lived off the small change and 45 adaptors of each other's pockets since 2005, Finders Keepers and Cache Cache co-founders Andy Votel and Doug Shipton spread their wings and pool their DJ bags for a series of sporadic Various Artists compilations focusing on the global punk and makeshift electro records that have kept their beer-soaked dancefloors and distorted sound systems moving. Meet the younger, sarcastic sisters of some of the classic Finders Keepers family and their spotty friends, then watch what happens when jazz-punk underdogs cock their legs to their overqualified elder brothers. Plastic Dance presents ten unacquainted and elusive slices of synthetic squat pop, angular funk, teapot kosmische, and fraudulent disco from self-propelled imprints and global coops. Named after Günter Bernas's obscure DIY anti-band, this ongoing series combines rare, unknown, and untraveled wax nuggets of nightclub punk, art school zeuhl, and quasi-political pop united by soldering irons, C-60s, and sarcastic synth tones. Featuring a cross-section of unobtainable, unreleased, unknown, and unwanted reluctant punk and snide synthpop with sleeve-notes by respected DJ/haç hack/Situationist addict John McCready and artwork by airbrush-legend Terry Pastor (Ziggy Stardust/Soft Machine/Arthur C. Clarke), Plastic Dance becomes flexible under heat. Includes tracks by Killing Car, Cybotron, 53 Bus, Plastictanz, Don Gere, Zed, The Tunes, Sirons, Biting Tongues, and Andrzej Korzynski.