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On their double album Chaos County Line, Skating Polly reach a whole new level of self-possession, ultimately sharing their most expansive and emotionally powerful work to date. Produced bylongtime collaborator Brad Wood (Liz Phair/Veruca Salt/Smashing Pumpkins), the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed The Make It All Show LP, the songs on the new album journey from art-punk to noise-rock to piano-driven power-pop. Not only the outcome of their constant growth as songwriters, Chaos County Line’s scope and depth has much to do with Skating Polly’s newly heightened clarity of vision. “All these songs are the most special to me of anything I’ve ever written” says Peyton. “In the past I didn’t always write with a clear purpose, but this time I knew exactly what I wanted to say. We ended up writing about the most difficult emotional experiences we’ve ever been through, and instead of being terrified of saying exactly what I was feeling it just all came out so naturally.” Over the past decade, few artists have embodied the unbridled freedom of punk like Skating Polly who originally formed when stepsisters Kelli and Peyton were just 9 and 14. In 2017 they were joined fulltime by Kelli’s brother Kurtis, and together the trio have released and performed their unruly and subversive and wildly melodic music to audiences across North America, the UK and EU. They’ve also built a close-knit community of fans while earning the admiration of their musical forebears, a feat that’s found them collaborating with icons like X’s Exene Cervenka and Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, touring with Babes In Toyland, and starring as the subject of a feature-length documentary.
On their double album Chaos County Line, Skating Polly reach a whole new level of self-possession, ultimately sharing their most expansive and emotionally powerful work to date. Produced bylongtime collaborator Brad Wood (Liz Phair/Veruca Salt/Smashing Pumpkins), the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed The Make It All Show LP, the songs on the new album journey from art-punk to noise-rock to piano-driven power-pop. Not only the outcome of their constant growth as songwriters, Chaos County Line’s scope and depth has much to do with Skating Polly’s newly heightened clarity of vision. “All these songs are the most special to me of anything I’ve ever written” says Peyton. “In the past I didn’t always write with a clear purpose, but this time I knew exactly what I wanted to say. We ended up writing about the most difficult emotional experiences we’ve ever been through, and instead of being terrified of saying exactly what I was feeling it just all came out so naturally.” Over the past decade, few artists have embodied the unbridled freedom of punk like Skating Polly who originally formed when stepsisters Kelli and Peyton were just 9 and 14. In 2017 they were joined fulltime by Kelli’s brother Kurtis, and together the trio have released and performed their unruly and subversive and wildly melodic music to audiences across North America, the UK and EU. They’ve also built a close-knit community of fans while earning the admiration of their musical forebears, a feat that’s found them collaborating with icons like X’s Exene Cervenka and Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, touring with Babes In Toyland, and starring as the subject of a feature-length documentary.
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Chaos County Line
Artist: Skating Polly
Format: CD
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On their double album Chaos County Line, Skating Polly reach a whole new level of self-possession, ultimately sharing their most expansive and emotionally powerful work to date. Produced bylongtime collaborator Brad Wood (Liz Phair/Veruca Salt/Smashing Pumpkins), the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed The Make It All Show LP, the songs on the new album journey from art-punk to noise-rock to piano-driven power-pop. Not only the outcome of their constant growth as songwriters, Chaos County Line’s scope and depth has much to do with Skating Polly’s newly heightened clarity of vision. “All these songs are the most special to me of anything I’ve ever written” says Peyton. “In the past I didn’t always write with a clear purpose, but this time I knew exactly what I wanted to say. We ended up writing about the most difficult emotional experiences we’ve ever been through, and instead of being terrified of saying exactly what I was feeling it just all came out so naturally.” Over the past decade, few artists have embodied the unbridled freedom of punk like Skating Polly who originally formed when stepsisters Kelli and Peyton were just 9 and 14. In 2017 they were joined fulltime by Kelli’s brother Kurtis, and together the trio have released and performed their unruly and subversive and wildly melodic music to audiences across North America, the UK and EU. They’ve also built a close-knit community of fans while earning the admiration of their musical forebears, a feat that’s found them collaborating with icons like X’s Exene Cervenka and Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, touring with Babes In Toyland, and starring as the subject of a feature-length documentary.
        
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