Plastic Anniversary also celebrates the duo's actual anniversary as a couple.
Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt, who often take a conceptual approach to their albums, have created a record solely from sounds sourced from different plastic objects. It's a commentary on the world's relationship to the material and its role as a "force of environmental devastation."
The album's title is also a reference to their own anniversary as a romantic couple, which coincides with the LP's release. Guest musicians on Plastic Anniversary include members of the horn and drumline sections of the Whitefish Highschool Bulldogs, as well as drummer Greg Saunier of Deerhoof.
Plastic Anniversary is a follow-up to their RA-Recommended album, Ultimate Care II, which was made entirely from the sounds of a single washing machine.
Watch a trailer for the new album.
01. Breaking Bread
02. The Crying Pill
03. Interior With Billiard Balls & Synthetic Fat
04. Extending The Plastisphere To GJ237b
05. Silicone Gel Implant
06. Plastic Anniversary
07. Thermoplastic Riot Shield
08. Fanfare For Polyethylene Waste Containers
09. The Singing Tube
10. Collapse Of The Fourth Kingdom
Thrill Jockey will release Plastic Anniversary on March 15th, 2019.