Being a Floridian myself and having been to Tallahassee, I know what Sean Earl Beard aka Plastic Flowers may weathered. Most would picture warm beaches and fun in the sun. But what they don’t know about north Florida is that through most of the late fall, winter and then spring can be quite gruesome. It’s dark, cold and dreary. You wouldn’t imagine gray skies magnified by the older blue buildings and being surrounded by smaller in the middle of nowhere towns. On top of that it can get quite boring.
And with that slight painting of Tallahassee – “Drive Me Home” by Plastic Flowers. Drawing from the likes of Joy Division to The Wake to New Order the minimalist approach to Plastic Flowers’ song writing is charming. The basslines really recall that punk vibe that Joy Division evoked but is then all calmed down by subtle vocals ala The Wake and shimmering jangle that New Division had in their earlier days. There’s some mystery to Plastic Flowers. But there’s no mystery to the songs he’s written. I hope to expect more from him this year.
MP3: “Drive Me Home“