Hey! Work's almost over, what're you doing tonight? You should probably go see a really cool band called Polls play at The Echo for free. They've got an EP and 7” under their belts, out on JAXART, and play layered, pretty space-pop along the lines of bands like Autolux and Broadcast. Check out their song “Mouth of a Fox” for an example, which vocalist/guitarist Chris Newcomer says was “a split second recording of an octave chord with all the parts just stacked on top.” He says the band's songwriting started out that way, trying to figure out a sound; now, the band writes songs more often out of playing together, as they've solidified their line-up (with Julien Bellin on drums and Dave Franklin on bass). Influences for the band include Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, ELO and The Who. Newcomer says the band hopes to record a full-length in the fall. “We have a lot of new songs that we love and want to set free,” he says. Check 'em out tonight, and hear them on Bandcamp.
Polls at The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
21+ FREE, 18+ $7 w/purchase of any of the bands' vinyls
With Pek Pek, Now, and The Californian