Skating 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
Apr 28 2017
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In December of 2013 Okkervil River‘s mastermind Will Sheff funded a short film inspired by the song “Down Down the Deep River” from their lp The Silver Gymnasium. It was the centerpiece of the album and recounts Sheff’s childhood growing up in the very small town of Meriden New Hampshire during the 1980s.
“I wanted to make a short film to dramatize the song and pay homage to children’s science fiction and fantasy adventure films like ‘The Goonies’ and ‘E.T.’ that influenced me as a child”. The dreamlike, 35-minute, nostalgic film uses local actors and features cinematography from Johnny North and production design by Alan Lampert.
Two month’s after the the release of The Silver Gymnasium, the band released a third installment of their Golden Opportunities series featuring an assortment of cover songs. Sheff tried his hand at five tunes dating back to the 1980s including “The End of Innocence” by Don Henley, Cyndi Lauper’s “Money Changes Everything”, “Dance Hall Days” by Wang Chung and this week’s top tune, a sublime take on “Seven Year Ache” by Rosanne Cash.
Okkervil River released their eighth full-length album, Away, in September of 2016 on ATO Records. The album features contributions from Marissa Nadler, Jonathan Meiburg and members of the classical group yMusic. Click HERE for news and upcoming tour dates!
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Apr 19 2017
The 2017 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be saluted at a ceremony with all-star music performances on October 25, 2017 at ACL’s studio home, The Moody Theater in downtown Austin Texas. Renowned singer-songwriter Chris Isaak will induct Rosanne Cash, Roy Orbison, and The Neville Brothers into the Hall which will feature an all-star line-up of guest performers including Grammy-winning legends Raul Malo and Ry Cooder. For more info click HERE.
Apr 18 2017