Catch the mighty Skating Polly on tour with the legendary punk rock band X on their 40th Anniversary run! November 27th – The Crocodile (Seattle, All Ages) and 12/2 Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR). On Sale Today!
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“Skating Polly is simply one of the most original and interesting punk bands going. Its instrumentation is pretty minimal, but the duo makes an exhilarating racket & has poignant and poetic social commentary in its snarl. The Oklahoma City-based band’s fans include Exene Cervenka, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Lennon, and the Flaming Lips. A punk band that covers Spacemen 3, Perfume Genius, and M.I.A. among others, is definitely pulling from far more interesting places than many of its would-be peers”. Westword, Denver.
Sunday September 13th, 11:30a – Radicals Stage – Riot Fest, Chicago.
(click song title above to listen)
This week we flash back to the first Skating Polly song we fell in love with, “Blue Obvious” from 2013′s Lost Wonderfuls. Teenage multi-instrumentalists step sisters Peyton Bighorse & Kelli Mayo “each possess wonderfully unique yet complimentary voices and viewpoints. Spector-scope reverb (courtesy of producer, Exene Cervenka!) gives these defiantly lo-fi mediations on bad friends, boys, parents, afterlife, and activism an appropriately grand feel” – Tom Tom Magazine
Could not have said it better! As you probably know by now, they have a knack of pulling off amazing videos for their songs and this one is no exception. You can check it out HERE!
Skating Polly have been busy putting the finishing touches on a new album between tours with the likes of Babes in Toyland & L7. Don’t miss out on their upcoming Riot Fest appearances in Denver & Chicago featuring Pixies, Snoop Dog, Modest Mouse, Coheed And Cambria, Alkaline Trio, & many many more.
Skating Polly, FIDLAR, Knuckle Puck, “Bands You Can’t Miss at Riot Fest this year!” - DePaul University
Skating Polly at Riot Fest 2015:
See you there!
Contact & Licensing:
“Blue Obvious” was written by Skating Polly. Published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Skating Polly.
This week’s Top Tune comes from the newest members of the Notable family, the grungy riot grrrl excellence of Oklahoma-based duo Skating Polly. The group is comprised of sister duo Kelli Mayo (14) and Peyton Bighorse (19) who at a very young age have already shared stages and collaborated on albums with the likes of Exene Cevenka of X (who produced their sophomore album), Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips, Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening, Mike Watt, Deerhoof, and Band of Horses.
“Alabama Movies” is the lead song from the new album Fuzz Steilacoom and was recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, WA and at Hook Echo Sound in Norman, OK. You can hear and watch the duo in all of their explosive & fuzzy ugly-pop glory in the amazing video for the track HERE.
Compared in sound to a younger Savages or a new age Bikini Kill, the sisters have been influenced by large doses of ’70′s punk rock and early-’90s alt-rock and mine inspiration from artists ranging from Johnny Cash and the Beatles, to NWA and Regina Spektor. The Riot Grrrl movement is a strong influence on this album’s creation with plenty of playfully aggression-fueled performances but also showcases Skating Polly’s sensitive and melodic side on poignant tracks like, “A Little Late”. You can hear much of the album being spun currently by legendary Los Angeles DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer on KROQ‘s Rodney on the Roq show (a dream come true for the band).
Do yourself a favor and catch this duo live in concert, you won’t regret it!
SKATING POLLY TOUR:
4.22 – Subterranean – Chicago (w/White Fang)
4.23 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis (w/White Fang)
4.24 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO (w/White Fang)
4.25 – Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS (w/White Fang)
4.26 – Hi-Dive – Denver (w/White Fang)
4.27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City
4.28 – The Holland Project – Reno
4.29 – Love the Captive House Show – Fresno
4.30 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles
5.6 – LOfi – Mesa, AZ
5.7 – The Hive – Flagstaff
5.17 – Schwarzstock – Yukon, OK
Contact & Licensing:
“Alabama Movies” written by Skating Polly. Published by Go Polly Girl Songs (ASCAP) and Melting By 40 Music (ASCAP)/Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Skating Polly.