Dot Plaza is the recording project of Santa Barbara multi instrumentalist Erich Tomkinson. If you follow the label you’ll quickly realize after pressing play that he might be the most Super Fan sounding thing ever. He’d best be described as Bubble gum psych-pop but that only tells half the story. Erich’s songs are like the early morning sunshine your blinds can’t keep out. A suburban California post teen daydream.
Industria is the sound of returning to your teenage bedroom after time at college. A yellowing Super Nintendo sits on the shelf, the once loved hub of fun for you and your friends. A room strewn with echoes of who you used to be. A cork board with old gig tickets and cinema stubs pinned to it. Photos of your classmates and posters of bands you once loved peeling from the walls. There’s a fondness and sadness for youth in equal balance at the route of every song. Recorded in a tiny guest house stacked wall to wall with vintage keyboards and synths it’s a record that refreshingly lets keys rule over guitars.
If Apples in Stereo, ELO, Shins and 70s Beach Boys records fill your heart with joy then this mini album is a must for you.
1.Mama’s Really Down
5.Two Belong (But I Am One)
8.Never Stop The Way That U Are
9.Thousands (Bonus Track)