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Song Premiere: Plastic Harpoons “Dirty Linen Sheets”

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Plastic Harpoons — “Dirty Linen Sheets”

Americana Highways presents this premiere of Plastic Harpoons’ song “Dirty Linen Sheets,” from their forthcoming album Modern World, due to be released on November 30.  Modern World was recorded by Wyatt Blair at Savannah Studios in Los Angeles, CA.  It was mixed by Bear Erickson and mastered by Joby Baker.  All songs were written and performed by Plastic Harpoons.  This song was written by Taylor Casey.

“Dirty Linen Sheets” is Taylor Casey on vocals; Daniel Vasquez on guitar and backing vocals; Sean Renken on bass; Bijan Firouzan on drums; Andrew Manos on keys and organ; Joe Farey on keys and organ; and Jared Yee on saxophone.  Long distance relationships are notable for their challenges and this song expresses the end of one of those, and addresses the unique kind of loss — the loss of knowing someone was still out there, somewhere, for you. Early 70’s style surfer rock weaves all through the pace of this song that’ll help you let it go and heal.

I dated this hippie girl in college, and at one point she tie-dyed my bedsheets and pillowcases. It was a great relationship but I just kept moving from city to city, and one day, I got a call that it was over. After that, I never saw her again. It took me a while to get over it. I can’t really blame her. I was young and chasing my dreams and only thinking of myself at the time. Long distance is hard. This song is me, a little older and a little wiser, having moved on and recognizing it for what it was.

Song-wise, “Dirty Linen Sheets” went through a few different iterations before we decided on letting the drums and bass be the driving factor. We wanted to blend a spooky surf rock vibe on the versus with a chorus that had a little more of a punk rock edge. It’s a venture from our other tracks but it ended up being one of our favorite songs on the album. – Taylor Case

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