Born from an impromptu jam at a Halloween party in 2009, Skating Polly is a punk/rock/pop duo made up of stepsisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse. On their second album Lost Wonderfuls (produced by Exene Cervenka and mixed by Flaming Lipsdrummer Kliph Scurlock), the Oklahoma City-based band revealed itself as a wildly vital force in the resurrection and reinvention of classic punk rock. For their newest release, Fuzz Steilacoom (out Feb. 25th), the girls traveled up to Olympia, WA and recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios with Calvin Johnson (K Records/Beat Happening).
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!
Release Date: February 25, 2014
1. Alabama Movies
2. Scummy Summer
4. Break Your High
6. Van Gogh
7. Dead Friends
10. Your Honor
11. A Little Late
April 22 Subterranean Chicago, IL*
April 23 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN*
April 24 Record Bar KC, MO*
April 25 Replay Lounge Lawrence, KC*
April 26 Hi Dive Denver, CO*
April 27 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
April 28 The Holland Project Reno, NV
April 29 Love The Captive House Show Fresno, CA
April 30 Los Angeles
May 6 LoFi Mesa, AZ
May 7 The Hive Flagstaff, AZ
May 17 Schwarzstock El Reno, OK
*supporting White Fang