The two duos – Lute and Panerio, and Hunt and Taylor – developed their styles playing in separate Seattle projects and were ultimately brought together by a mutual friend after moving east. Instantly compatible, the group shared a taste for lyrically forthright indie rock paired with driving 80s rhythms, sweetly spun melodies and atmospheric synth and guitar work.
The four-piece teamed up with producers Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sonic Youth) and Ariel Loh (Yoke Lore) to record their debut EP release--the first single being "Nausea in Paradise." Upon the release of the EP in late 2017, they began receiving attention from major media platforms such as NPR, Village Voice, and NYLON Magazine. The group is set to release more music in 2018 followed by another album next year.
“Plastic Picnic has a knack for making synthesizers sound epic” - NPR