Exploding Plastic Prepares First Release: Little Black Dress

Exploding Plastic Records, the new Idol Records art-pop imprint, is almost ready to go with its first release, Little Black Dress' Snow In June, which is set for a May 5 release.

You may recognize a few members of Little Black Dress' lineup--namely frontman Toby Pipes, also of Deep Blue Something, which, actually, popped up in the most recent issue of Blender in a bracket-style competition for the worst band names of all-time. Way to be, fellas!

Anyway, find the full press release and a short band bio after the jump...


Exploding Plastic, the new Art-Pop Imprint from Idol Records has confirmed its debut release from Dallas, TX based band Little Black Dress.  Their album Snow In June will be released in-stores on June 2, 2009 with an advance iTunes download release on May 5.

CD cover art attached.

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Little Black Dress is the brainchild of veteran Dallas musicians Toby Pipes and Nolan Thies.  The two have collaborated on the writing, engineering and producing of all the cuts that will appear on their debut album Snow in June.  Their unique sound might remind you of a deep-cut track from one of your favorite 4AD compilations with influences spanning decades of innovative music - from synth driven sounds of  Depeche Mode and Cabaret Voltaire, to the droning but noisy guitars and under-stated vocals of My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain, to the layered melodic swirling of the Cocteau Twins.

Along with Toby (vocals, guitars) and Nolan (vocals, bass), Little Black Dress is backed by Brent Elrod (guitars), Earl Darling (drums), Cooper Heffley (electric drums/keys) and Taylor Tatsch (guitars).


Toby Pipes-vocals, guitar
Nolan Thies-bass
Brent Elrod-guitar
Earl Darling-Drums
Cooper Heffley-electric drums / keys
Taylor Tatsch-guitars

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