Acrylics


There are two bands with the name Acrylics. 1. Acrylics is a Brooklyn-based indie pop duo. 2. Acrylics is an american hardcore-punk band from Santa Rosa, California 1. Acrylics is the musical partnership of Molly Shea and Jason Klauber. Native to Philadelphia and downtown Manhattan, respectively, the pair began making music together while attending Ohio's Oberlin College, where they spent snowy nights in their basement droning Fender Jazzmasters in odd tunings and listening to vinyl records from New Zealand. After graduating Molly and Jason both moved to Brooklyn and founded Standing Nudes, a fiery quartet with a cult following who became one of the first singings to True Panther Sounds. When the band's drummer and bass player left to become MGMT's touring rhythm section, Molly and Jason decided to try something new. They named their new project Acrylics to evoke a planet of synthetic color. Combining the confessional and the fantastical, Acrylics set out to make cinematic songs that tell the truth too. Acrylics started experimenting with various recording techniques and bizarre results began to emerge. Songs with folk roots grew disco branches, country skeletons wore new age skin. The band set up shop first at L'Hotel Bushwique (a Bushwick basement studio that Jason shared with Patrick Wimberly from Chairlift) and then at Vacation Island Recording in Williamsburg with producer Matt Boynton (Gang Gang Dance, MGMT). Additional tracking was done at Great City Productions i...

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