9th Ave: Plastic Album Release Show!

Friday, May 31, 2024 - 6:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of Scott Guild's album Plastic. The cover is black with a millenial pink figure sitting in a dollhouse in the very center.
Join us for a live show celebrating the release of Scott Guild's album Plastic
Featuring Cindertalk and Stranger Cat
Plastic is Green Apple Books' May Record of the Month

This event will be at 6pm at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset
Free to Attend/Or watch online at the link below
https://youtube.com/live/tAD6y3_GB3k?feature=share

About the Plastic: The Album
Plastic: The Album tells the story of the novel through a cycle of dynamic baroque-pop songs, featuring lyrics from the musical numbers in the book. The artist Stranger Cat (a frequent collaborator of Sufjan Stevens) stars on the album, singing in the voice of Erin James, the novel’s plastic protagonist.

The album grew out of a collaboration between Scott and the visionary artist Cindertalk (My Brightest Diamond, Son Lux), as well as the Grammy-winning producer Peter Katis (The National, Sharon Van Etten, Interpol). Other contributors include the artist Gainsayer (Ages and Ages).

Praise for Plastic: The Album
Featured on NPR Music Playlist and radio show of Bob Boilen, creator of Tiny Desk Concerts + All Songs Considered

“[Plastic’s] sustained W.T.F. brazenness deserves applause. [It] manages to raise urgent questions about climate change, political violence, and spirituality with high intelligence….we end in wondrous disbelief.” - The New York Times

“Scott Guild’s first solo album, Plastic, is a dark and entertaining saga….Plastic is that rarest of publishing experiences, a story being released simultaneously in prose and music.” - The Los Angeles Times

“Scott Guild has created something fascinating here...as if his great novel isn’t enough, he has made Plastic: The Album.” - NPR

About Plastic: The Novel
Erin is a plastic girl living in a plastic world. Every day she eats a breakfast of boiled chicken, then conveys her articulated body to Tablet Town, where she sells Smartbodies: wearable tech that immerses her fellow figurines in a virtual world, a refuge from real life’s brutal wars and eco-terrorist insurgency. If you cut her, she will not bleed—but figurines can still be cracked by gunfire or crumble from nuclear fallout. Erin, who’s lost her father and the love of her life, certainly knows plenty about death.

One day, a terror attack at work leads Erin to meet Jacob, a blind figurine with whom she feels an instant connection. Together they start to explore the wonders of the virtual reality landscape. But just as they begin to heal from their traumas, secrets from Erin’s past threaten to crack the facade she’s built around her life, revealing everything vulnerable beneath. 

Both a dystopian comedy and a serious dissection of our own pre-apocalypse, Plastic is a fabulously inventive look at the hollow core of American society—and a guide to how we might reanimate all of its broken plastic pieces.

Plastic: A Novel By Scott Guild Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593316764
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Pantheon - February 13th, 2024

For fans of Interior Chinatown and American War, a surreal, hilarious, and sneakily profound debut novel that casts our current climate of gun violence and environmental destruction in a surprising new mold.


3 months of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


6 months worth of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


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