Tallahassee, Florida's Plastic Mastery formed in 1999 when brothers Jeremy Underwood (vocals) and Nick Underwood (drums/trumpet) began to assemble simple and lively indie pop gems. The band quickly grew into a six-member collective with the addition of Juliet Sy, Larry Bonk, Tic, and Shawn Gallagher. The band's debut, The Man With a Thousand Faces single, was released on Japan's Contact Records in 2000. The Hearts are Revolution single followed in 2000 on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records. August 2001 saw the release of the band's first EP, the Before the Fall CD on Twentyseven Records, and Milqutoast Recordings released the vinyl version of the EP, which included the bonus track, "Tristeza." In late 2001, Plastic Mastery appeared on Better than the Beatles: a Tribute to the Shaggs on Animal World Recordings. Portland, Oregon's Magic Marker Records released the band's debut full-length, In the Fall of Unearthly Angels in late 2002. The album's violins, trumpets and unique approach to indie rock quickly garnered praise in the underground press.
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