Local Music Spotlight: Egocentric Plastic Men

Egocentric Plastic Men, L-R: Billy Pfeifer, Dom Russo, Anthony Piergiovanni. (Photo: Michael Trycieckjy)
Egocentric Plastic Men, L-R: Billy Pfeifer, Dom Russo, Anthony Piergiovanni. (Photo: Michael Trycieckjy)

WRITTEN BY: BRITTANY RIZZO

Pop-punk band Egocentric Plastic Men released its latest single, “Veronica,” in support of its upcoming album “Weeks! Months! Years!”  Light hearted and catchy, the single from the Philadelphia-based band is pop-punk in its purest form. Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Billy Pfeifer, vocalist and bassist Anthony Piergiovanni and drummer Dom Russo, Egocentric Plastic Men is charismatic and upbeat. The band’s recognizable sound is reminiscent of pop-punk legends, Blink 182 and Green Day–two bands Egocentric Plastic Men cite as its greatest influences.

“Veronica” is telling of the band’s appreciation for the biggest names in the genre. The song’s upbeat, simplistic instrumentation paired with its catchy lyrics are a nod to the early 2000’s pop-punk wave that gave notoriety to fast paced, danceable, teenage anthems. That being said, it is best to consider “Veronica” as 2017’s “Josie.”

When it comes down to it, drummer and Temple student Russo says that Egocentric Plastic Men, “like to have fun and play jams.” If you are interested in keeping up with all of the fun and jams Egocentric Plastic Men have to offer, listen to their upcoming album, “Weeks! Months! Years!” coming out Feb. 17, available to listen at https://egocentricplasticmen.bandcamp.com/.

To listen to “Veronica,” check out https://egocentricplasticmen.bandcamp.com/track/veronica-2. Upcoming shows include Feb. 9 at 1fiftyone gallery + art space, Feb. 10 at The Fat House and Feb. 17 at JJ’s Diner.

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