Skating Polly – Queen For A Day feat. X’s Exene Cervenka
Skating Polly are available on iTunes.
by Walter Price
In the spirit of full-disclosure, I hadn’t heard of Skating Polly before a couple days ago when a reader sent over the band’s new video. A gesture that set off a seemingly bottomless rabbit hole of exploring all that I could find, see and hear. It was a brilliant way to spend an afternoon but conjured up a question. “How in the world have I never heard of this band?!”
This is now and what I can say is that Skating Polly are a little bit of everything that was and is again cool in rock n’ roll. There are those artists who pick bits and pieces from historic music genres in the hopes to mimic for a cool hipster vibe, and that isn’t nice. Skating Polly do something different with their influences. They incorporate authenticity and respect for those who came before them and have created a great realistic sound of their own. Or sounds would be more like it.
I can’t say how many music videos I watched from this family band but I can say that not many songs were blatantly similar. A wide array of landscapes. Grung, singer-songwriter, punk and post-punk, loud-pop, Riot Grrrl, and more. And not a single track feeling forced or pigeonholed.
Their new single, “Queen For A Day” feat. Exene Cervenka (X, The Knitters), is probably their most polished. And normally I’d criticize such a move, but not here. This is a powerful rock track with hints of power-pop and grunge with melodies that will take you back to early nineties alternative. And with one of the best lyrics, ever, “I’m gonna think myself silly til I’m not, silly anymore”…It says so much and has immediately been added to my lexicon.
Check out the new video below and beware of the creepy AF Dink Bishop…just saying.
Kelli Mayo – Peyton Bighorse – Kurtis Mayo
Rick Allen Lippert
Associate Producers: David Burkhart, Sunrise Tippeconnie
Casting Director: David Burkhart
Assistant Director: Thomas Massenat
Makeup Artist: Tatiana Hayton
Production Assistants: Nate Bitsko, Rahul Chackraborty, Victor Pozadas, Jared Wahkinney
Location Scout: Kerry Myers
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