Raw Plastic (the new project of Seb Polus and Bastian Najde, who are both in Polish bands Syndrom Paryski and Revive) released a two-song promo at the tail-end of 2020 with the songs "Car Parks and Recreation" and "Hazy," and now they're gearing up to release the Waiting Till Summer EP this Wednesday (3/17) via New Morality Zine, Peleton Records (Europe) and Native Vision Records (Asia), with "Car Parks and Recreation" and three new songs. The EP finds the duo offering up surfy, shoegazy punk that's as hazy as it is driving and catchy. There's clearly a lot of influence from '90s punk, emo, and shoegaze, and it also kinda sounds like the late '00s/early '10s era of lo-fi bands like early Wavves, Cloud Nothings, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yuck, etc. It's punk, and the members have experience playing in heavier bands, but it's also literal bedroom pop and that vibe very much comes through.
The duo formed during the pandemic, as they explain: