“Go ahead and add noisy, frenetic, underground-rock bands to the list of things that define Los Angeles…With its self-titled full-length, Meho Plaza seems set to take its place next to No Age and HEALTH in a lineage that stretches back to older touchstones like the Minutemen and Fear.” – Prefix Magazine
“Each dose of Meho Plaza’s quirky, hooky electro-punk takes care of business…” – 3Hive.com
After gaining a devoted underground following due to the success of their sold-out, limited-edition EPs, Meho Plaza is set to bring their experimental, herky-jerky, synth-driven pop to Better Looking Records [The Electric Soft Parade, Tristeza, The Jealous Sound]. With hypnotic, angular guitar riffs competing against fuzzy, warm casios, their first self-titled full-length album is often simultaneously reminiscent of Brainiac and early Sonic Youth.
Meho Plaza consists of keyboardist, Jennifer Hwang, singer/guitarist Mike Thrasher and drummer James Connelly. Their stripped down live performance has earned them significant critical praise; The Los Angeles Times has called the experience a “rush” and further described their unique sound as an “energetic yet oddly dreamy approach to synthesized minimalism.”
The Los Angeles CityBeat aptly called “The Beach,” a song initially included on the band’s EP, “quirkily specific without being pointlessly obscure,” demonstrating the band’s off-the-beaten path approach to combining raw edges with smooth lyrics and melodies.Â Pitchfork included the track on the Infinite Mixtape Series [now known as the Forkast], the popular music site’s compilation of “only the very best of [their] favorite new tracks.”
Additionally, the new album features highlights “Let’s Play Police” and “I Sold My Organs,” tracks which LA-Underground promises “will have you reliving your days of Daydream Nation with all their angular psych-pop bliss.”
Stream the full album here: http://mehoplaza.muxtape.com/