Do you miss the new wave synthpop from the 80s and 90s? I mean, who doesn’t? Even if you don’t, you probably thought that was all in the past, right?


The Fantastic Plastics are keeping the flame alive that was lit by bands like Devo, Talking Heads, Gary Numan, and Sparks. They’ve been around for several years, both in New York and now back closer to home in Illinois, and currently consist of Tyson Plastic on guitars and vocals and Miranda Plastic on keyboards, theremin, and vocals. Background visuals, drum programming, and videos are done by the third member of the band, Chicken Burger Disco.

They play a couple of nights per week on Twitch, and recently added a pretty cheesy talk show (think Space Ghost Coast to Coast) on Wednesday evenings, also streamed on Twitch.

Here’s one of their originals, “Telephone,” released last September.