The Plastic Constellations

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The Plastic Constellations
Also known as TPC
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres Indie rock, post-hardcore
Years active 1996-2008
Labels Frenchkiss Records
2024 Records
Modern Radio Records
Blood of the Young Records
Pretentious Records
Members Jordan Roske
Aaron Mader
Matt Scharenbroich
Jeff Allen

The Plastic Constellations was an indie rock band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1]

The band consisted of guitarists/vocalists Aaron Mader and Jeff Allen, bassist Jordan Roske, and drummer Matt Scharenbroich. Aaron Mader is also an underground hip hop producer, operating in this capacity as a founding member of the indie hip hop collective Doomtree under the alias Lazerbeak.[2]


Formed in 1995 when they met as students at Hopkins High School, they played their first shows in 1996 at the First Avenue venue when they were 15 years old.

Their last show was April 19, 2008 at First Avenue before they went on what is being called an "indefinite hiatus."

A reunion show was held at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on January 23, 2010.

The band has released four albums such as Let's War,[3] Mazatlan,[4][5] Crusades,[6] and We Appreciate You.[7]



  • Let's War (2000)
  • Mazatlan (2004)
  • Crusades (2006)
  • We Appreciate You (2008)


  • The Plastic Constellations (1998)
  • We Got the Movement (1999)


  1. ^ Alstyne, Rob van (May 2008). "The Plastic Constellations". Twin Cities Metro. 
  2. ^ Sigelman, Danny (September 23, 2011). "Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Plastic Constellations, 'The Dreaming'". City Pages. 
  3. ^ Carroll, Bryan. "Let's War - The Plastic Constellations". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ Newell, Aaron (August 18, 2004). "The Plastic Constellations: Mazatlan". Cokemachineglow. 
  5. ^ Ubl, Sam (June 28, 2004). "The Plastic Constellations: Mazatlan". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Ubl, Sam (January 24, 2006). "The Plastic Constellations: Crusades". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Baron, Zach (April 18, 2008). "The Plastic Constellations: We Appreciate You". Pitchfork Media. 

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