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Hear Clear Plastic Masks’ Garage-Rock Scorcher ‘So Real’

Clear Plastic Masks / Photo by Emily B Hall

The thing with clear plastic masks is they don’t really “mask” much of anything. Emerging band Clear Plastic Masks must’ve taken that into account. The Nashville-via-New York rock’n’rollers’ “So Real,” from their self-titled debut album, is scorching garage rock with nothing to hide: just pummeling percussion, desperate yowls that recall Jack White before he became Jack White, and a whole lot of scrappy guitar fuzz that should please Black Lips worshipers. Or, hell, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins fans. The limited-edition LP will be sold exclusively at the group’s upcoming dates, which you can catch below. As “So Real” puts it, “Call your mommy, call your friends, call your daddy.”


Clear Plastic Masks tour dates:

February 15 – Miami, FL @ Armory Studios
February 16 – Tallahassee, FL @ Retro Fit Records
February 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
February 18 – Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
February 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
February 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
February 26 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
February 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Goodbye Blue Monday
March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
March 4 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
March 6 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
March 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Café
March 8 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
March 9 – New Orleans, LA @ All Ways Lounge
March 12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Festival