Profile: Cheap Plastic Records

By Alex LaVallee

Cheap Plastic Records is a local label based in Timber Creek, NJ.  Established in 2016, Greg Mattia has been a staple in the success of some local bands due to his dedication to the scene.

Greg Mattia is a senior at Timber Creek High School.  Cheap Plastic Records is a label that was started in order to promote local music by pressing albums/EPs onto tapes.  Mattia said he started initially by making tapes for his friends in local bands to sell, and decided to pursue a label off of that idea.

Photo courtesy of Greg Mattia

Photo courtesy of Greg Mattia

“Before I started the label, I did Water Polo's first EP For What It Is, Downer's Apprehension and Maxamillian Raxatrillion's Homeotherapy.  Since starting in February, I did the Maxamillion Raxatrillion/Handsome Eric Split.  I sent the tapes oversees for Handsome Eric to distribute." 

- Greg Mattia

All of the tapes can be purchased directly from each band, but Mattia plans to build a website where fans can purchase tapes of their favorite local bands.

Photo courtesy of Greg Mattia

Photo courtesy of Greg Mattia

“I want Cheap Plastic Records to be something I can use to help bands that I like and believe in putting out physical copies of their music.”

You can like Cheap Plastic Records on Facebook, and keep an eye out for an online webstore coming soon!

About the Writer

Alex LaVallee is a junior, Public Relations major at Rowan University.  He grew up in a small rural community in Hunterdon County, NJ.  LaVallee is a lover of music, art, and nature, spending most of his time finding new music or outside with his friends.  LaVallee takes pride in the fact that he grew up in NJ, and continuously is fighting for the proper recognition of Central Jersey.  Follow Alex LaVallee on social media @alex_lavallee (Instagram), @bread_cruz (Twitter).