Frog Eyes Offshoot Soft Plastics Share Three New Songs

Stream "Here's Where the Sun Was," "The Party's Still On" and "Wyld Thyng" from their upcoming album '5 Dreams'

BY Matt BobkinPublished Apr 15, 2020

A few weeks after announcing their debut album, Soft Plastics — born from the ashes of Frog Eyes — have shared three new songs and an accompanying video.

All three of the new tracks are from the band's forthcoming album 5 Dreams, due June 5 via Paper Bag Records. "Here's Where the Sun Was," "The Party's Still On" and "Wyld Thyng" set Carey Mercer's distinctive, jittery vocals to a melange of tinny drum machines, synths and horns, continuing the heartfelt, art-rock cacophony that Frog Eyes were known for.

"Here's Where the Sun Was" has also been treated to a music video, featuring Mercer singing to many aquatic creatures chilling in a tank. Though the video was filmed before the world began practising physical distancing measures to slow the coronavirus pandemic, Mercer notes, "the animals in the tank live in isolation. And I empathize with them more now than I ever did before."

Listen to the new tracks and watch the new video below.

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