"This is what independent music is supposed to sound like. Angular,
jerked-out, completely infused with melody and anti-melody..................The trio are truly an act you should
be following daily and complement other scene revisionists like No Age
and Health with ease."
- The Culture Of Me
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, etc).
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.
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. 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
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."