Posts Tagged ‘Kelli Mayo’

Skating Polly’s New Trick

Skating Polly 3 motel 1024x682 Skating Pollys New TrickSkating Polly‘s New Trick EP featuring Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt drops today via El Camino Media! Produced by legendary producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins) New Trick finds Kelli Mayo (17) and Peyton Bighorse (21) joined full-time by brother Kurtis Mayo (20) on drums.

New Trick features three songs they co-wrote and recorded with Veruca Salt’s co-front women. Veruca Salt’s influence is readily apparent: Opener “Louder in Outer Space” boasts addictive hooks cut from the same cloth as “Seether”-era pop, and the dark, brooding “Hail Mary” showcases their knack for writing harmonies. But the raw lyrics and heartfelt ethos are all Skating Polly’s own.” – Seattle Weekly

AVAILABLE ON: CD/DIGITAL/ETCHED VINYL

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Skating Polly – Cosmetic Skull

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And I’ll just be your mud rug, my dear.
And I’ll keep writing little headaches for your ears.

When Skating Polly finished their record The Big Fit, they had a goal to make a video for every song on the album. “Cosmetic Skull” rounds out the 12th and final video for the album and it’s been an impressive and inspiring adventure watching each tale take shape! Starting with first pre-album release single “Nothing More Than A Body” in May 2015 (the sneering, eponymous track was written as an existential response to meeting long-time idol Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel), to the L7 anthem-like “Perfume For Now” in February of last year (their first after relocating to Tacoma Washington from Oklahoma) to this week’s Top Tune. The latest video marks their 7th collaboration with director Dave Smith from the album and you can check ‘em all out here:

The Big Fit – video timeline:
Nothing More Than A Body - May 2015 (dir Drake Matney)
Perfume For Now – Feb 2016 (dir Nickolas Rossi)
Pretective Boy – March 2016 (dir Dave Smith)
Hey Sweet – March 2016 (dir Dave Smith)
Stop Digging – April 2016 (dir Dave Smith)
For The View – May 2016 (dir Drake Matney)
Picker of His Words – Aug 2016 (dir Dave Smith)
Across the Caves – Sept 2016 (dir Sofia Due Rosenzweig)
Morning Dew – Nov 2016 (dir Sofia Due Rosenzweig)
Oddie Moore – Jan 2017 (dir Dave Smith)
Arms & Opinions – Feb 2017 (dir Dave Smith)
Cosmetic Skull – March 2017 (dir Dave Smith)

The band has just announced a full spring tour in support of their upcoming EP New Trick (coming April 28 via El Camino Media). We cannot wait to share it, all songs were recorded and co-written with a pair of their musical heroes, Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt! The EP was produced by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate) and as Peyton explains “This was the first time we were able to work as a full band and I think it really just opened up this new level for us in the sense that we were able to add other elements and make things sound bigger than they had in the past”. In that spirit the band recently added Kelli Mayo’s brother Kurtis who has joined the band on drums. Dig it!

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Contact & Licensing:
“Cosmetic Skull” was written by Skating Polly and is 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 / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Skating Polly.

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Skating Polly – Can’t Tell Me Nothing

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The mighty Skating Polly have more creativity and energy than one could even shake a stick at. Yes, we try to shake sticks sometimes but can’t. Since the first moment we saw these two step-sisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse hit the stage at the Bootleg in L.A. back in 2013, they have never failed to surprise and inspire.

This week’s tune is no exception, an unforgettable cover they dropped quietly on their SoundCloud page in 2014 of Kanye West‘s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. It was the first single from Graduation, West’s third album which ran away with 2007 and is coming up on a tenth anniversary mark this coming May.

On January 20 and 21 you can catch Mayo’s acting debut in the world premiere of the pilot When the Street Lights Go On at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival! Directed by multi-award winner Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Nimrod Nation, Crossfire Hurricane, Cobain: Montage of Heck), Kelli will play Berlice Beaman, a 15-year-old bohemian bookworm in a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban Illinois town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.

When the Street Lights Go On. Directed by Brett Morgen, written by Eddie O’Keefe & Chris Hutton, and starring Max Burkholder, Odessa Young, Adam Long, Ben Winchell, Nicola Peltz, Drew Roy, Cory Hardict, Luke Kirby, Graham Beckel and Kelli Mayo.

January 20Egyptian Theatre – 2:30PM – Sundance, Park City, UT
January 21 - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center – 3:30PM – Sundance, Salt Lake City, UT

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Master controlled by Skating Polly.
Written by Kanye West & Aldrin Davis (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music.

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Kelli Mayo Stars in When The Street Lights Go On

when the street lights go on still 1 30583923604 o 2 Kelli Mayo Stars in When The Street Lights Go OnOn January 20 and 21 you can catch Kelli Mayo‘s (of Skating Polly) big screen debut in the world premiere of the pilot When the Street Lights Go On at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival! Directed by multi-award winner Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Nimrod Nation, Crossfire Hurricane, Cobain: Montage of Heck), Kelli will play Berlice Beaman, a 15-year-old bohemian bookworm in a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban Illinois town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.

When the Street Lights Go On. Directed by Brett Morgen, written by Eddie O’Keefe & Chris Hutton, and starring Max Burkholder, Odessa Young, Adam Long, Ben Winchell, Nicola Peltz, Drew Roy, Cory Hardict, Luke Kirby, Graham Beckel and Kelli Mayo.
January 20Egyptian Theatre – 2:30PM – Sundance, Park City, UT
January 21 - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center – 3:30PM – Sundance, Salt Lake City, UT

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