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Skating Polly – Louder In Outer Space

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Can you hear that harmony?
I can hear it in my sleep
I can hear it even louder in outer space

New Trick is a polished wonder of a work- 4 STARS - ABC News.

Last July with producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Smashing Pumpkins) at the helm, Skating Polly entered the studio to record three songs they wrote in collaboration with Veruca Salt‘s Louise Post and Nina Gordon. The set is called New Trick and working with the co-front women of Veruca Salt was a dream come true for Kelli and Peyton. The Tacoma-based stepsisters make visceral punk inspired by the likes of X and Babes in Toyland and draw on influences like the Pixies, The Breeders, Belly and Veruca Salt themselves.

After hitting it off at a dinner one night at the Beachwood Cafe in Hollywood with Nina and Louise, the foursome decided to go in and write and record a few tunes together. Says Post “They know their shit. Both are multi-instrumentalists, skilled musicians, and discerning songwriters. They’re students and prolific artists, ever-open and ready to work, whether it’s on their latest song or painting, or designing and making art for the new basement bedroom they share”.

Check out the video for this week’s top tune which now includes the recent addition of Mayo’s brother Kurtis on drums. New Trick is available now on CD/DIGITAL/ETCHED VINYL via El Camino Media.

On Tour Now!

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Contact & Licensing:
“Louder In Outer Space” was written by Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse, Louise Post, and Nina Gordon. Skating Polly 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.
Louise Post and Nina Gordon are published by Big Deal Notes/Are You There God It’s Me Music (ASCAP). Administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Master controlled by El Camino Media.

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Skating Polly On Tour with X

14484602 10154553543272020 3201234313032408663 n Skating Polly On Tour with XCatch 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 – Blue Obvious

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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:

August 30th – Riot Fest, Radicals Stage – 3PM – Denver, CO
September 13th - Riot Fest, Radicals Stage – 11:30AM – Chicago, IL

See you there!

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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 / 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 – Blunderland

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The members of Skating Polly routinely pull double duty, often swapping turns at lead vocals and instruments throughout their stellar third lp Fuzz Steilacoom and in their kinetic live shows. On this week’s Top Tune, it’s drummer Peyton Bighorse’s turn singing lead on one of our favorite tracks from the record, Blunderland. Her moving vocal in the distance erupts into something larger and more powerful, the song is always a stunner live. Peyton and Kelli recently spoke to one of their heroes (friend and fellow drummer) Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips in this month’s Tom Tom Magazine:

Kliph: “So, what are some of your favorite sounding records that you will be using as inspiration or a litmus test?” Peyton: “I draw inspiration a lot from Elliott Smith and Neutral Milk Hotel and Perfume Genius. I try to do my vocals in a similar way in the sense that all three of them are very sincere and it really shows in their music.”

Speaking of musical heroes, the girls were invited by John Doe of X to be the opening act for The Flesh Eaters reunion tour which kicks off tomorrow night at The Observatory in Santa Ana. It will be the first shows in nine years from the legendary L.A. punk band which was formed in 1977 by Slash Magazine writer and Slash Records A&R man Chris Desjardins.The band features a supergroup of musicians including members of X, The Blasters and Los Lobos, the same line-up who appear on the recently reissued and critically acclaimed 1981 lp A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die. Look for Skating Polly to debut some new songs, not to be missed!

The Flesh Eaters with Skating Polly:

Jan 8 – The Observatory – Santa Ana
Jan 10 – Echoplex – Los Angeles
Jan 11 – The Casbah – San Diego

Visit Skating Polly’s online shop for tees, cds & “Alabama Movies” b/w “A Little Late” now on vinyl.

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Contact & Licensing:
“Blunderland” 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 / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. / contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Skating Polly.

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