“Roslyn” by Plastic Picnic

“Roslyn" by Plastic Picnic is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
“Roslyn" by Plastic Picnic is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Plastic Picnic have released new single “Roslyn,” the latest track off their forthcoming full-length As Long As You Need. A song about heavy loss and grieving, “Roslyn” features haunting harmonies provided by duo Overcoats and follows the band’s previous single, “Pixie.”

“”Roslyn’ is an intimate reflection of a family death,” vocalist/guitarist Emile Panerio said. “Wrestling with the pain of unraveling the threads of a personal tragedy, ‘Roslyn’ is one of the more delicate songs on the record and leans more towards the introspective folk undertones of Big Thief or Phoebe Bridgers while still holding true to our brand of wistful dream rock.”

Despite all having roots in the Pacific Northwest, the members of Plastic Picnic, now based out of Brooklyn, NY and include Emile Panerio (vocals), Lincoln Lute (guitar), Marshall Hunt (bass), Gordon Taylor (drums) — came together in New York City in 2016. Since its formation, the band has released two EPs (Plastic Picnic and Vistalite). The band’s music has also been featured in Homeland and Shameless, and the band recently performed as part of this year’s Governors Ball in New York City this past weekend.

“Through the pandemic, some new perspective and lots of therapy, I was able to make true progress,” Panerio summarizes. “Forgiveness was a huge part of that, both receiving it and giving it. ‘As Long As You Need’ is a personal title in that way because apparently I needed a long time to get there, but I’m feeling so grateful at the arrival.”

Plastic Picnic
As Long As You Need
Track listing:

Honey
Garden State
Pixie
Futile
Do Or Dive
Roslyn (feat. Overcoats)
Better Coast
Distilled
Sour
On Your Back
Cartouche
Slide