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"Breaking through genre barriers, Politicks' music sounds just as great alongside The Roots as it does with Dave Matthews.

With a live show that matches the fun and intensity of the studio recordings, this is the band to watch in 2009."

Greg Roche

Music Director
On-Air Personality
DC101, Clearchannel Entertainment

- Clearchannel Entertainment

"Soulfull Saturdays Concert Series"

"At a festival that showcased some of the most recognized and beloved names in Hip Hop, R&B and Soul, Politicks left an indelible imprint with not only the thousands in attendance but with the artists themselves.

It is very rare to hear a band that successfully fuses multiple musical genres into one meritorious sound."

Bryan Silber

Executive producer
Soulfull Saturdays Concert Series

- West Palm Beach, FL

"Heineken Red Star Soul Tour"

"Politicks has no limits to their cross-over potential. Their ability to appeal to a vast demographic is the reason we booked them for the Heineken tour and the reason they will continue to have success in the music industry for many years to come."

Damien Douglas

Executive producer of Heineken Red Star Soul Tour, former president of Fubu Entertainment

- multiple cities, 2006

"Immortal Records"

"Blending the adventurism of early Incubus, with the off kilter musicality of Primus and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers along with an introspective and real life experience lyrical approach, these East Coasters groove out a vibe that also harkens a magnetic attraction to Jamiroquai. Comparisons aside Politicks is carving a niche all it's own that is contemporary and classic all at once."

Jamie Talbot
Immortal Entertainment

- Jamie Talbot

"XM Satellite Radio"

"The minute we debuted Politicks on XM and WorldSpace Satellite Radio, the listener response proved their overall sound and lead vocals have an immediate global appeal! I can tell that their song writing and lyrics are built to be hits!...More hooks than a tackle box."

Ted Kelly
Program Director,
UPOP XM29/Worldspace Satellite Radio

- Ted Kelly, Program Director, UPOP XM29/Worldspace Satellite Radio

"Washington DC, City Paper"

“When you're talking about Politicks, you're talking bipartisan support for grooving through the next four years... With a sound designed for mass appeal, Politicks offers the American public both style and substance.”

- Pop Quiz: Politicks


"Though seldom, every so often a band comes along that writes music paralleling our thoughts and feelings... and performs it in such a way that we find ourselves unable to stop humming it in our minds. POLITICKS is such a band."

- Patrick Pittelli, CEO


Paint it in Color (2009)
Two Coffees, One Juice (2007)
B-Sides & Live Rarities (2006)
LA Sessions EP (2005)
Eclectic Skeptic (2004)



Genre-blending DC rockers Politicks have steadily built their following not only by consistently evolving their sound but by putting on an energetic live show filled with rock, soul, and plenty of groove. Since 2004, Politicks has performed on the east coast from New York to Florida, shared the stage with several Grammy Award winning artists, recorded in Los Angeles and received regular radio play in their hometown of Washington, DC.

Politicks features Matthew Green on vocals, Brian Chafin and Mike Trella on guitars and Brendan McCourt on drums. Each member contributes heavily to the songwriting process. Their collaborative efforts produce the funky, often eclectic, and always melodic songs that have allowed Politicks to stand out.

In the summer of 2006, Politicks performed with icons of soul and hip hop including Al Green, Lauryn Hill, The Roots and India Arie. In the fall they joined the Heineken Red Star Soul tour, performing with major artists in Soul and R&B including Raphael Saadiq, Floetry, Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Claudette Ortiz & Ryan Toby (City High). Politicks played in 2007 with the Sugar Hill Gang, Pat McGee band and DC101 at the Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve event in DC.

In the summer of 2007, Politicks was selected to compete in Fox's The Next Great American Band competition. Politicks was flown to audition in Los Angeles then Las Vegas making the Top 25. Over 6,000 bands from across the country entered the competition. In November, Politicks opened for Blind Melon in their unexpected yet triumphant first tour since 1995 with new singer Travis Warren leading the original lineup of musicians.

In 2008, Politicks began working with producer Greg Archilla and songwriter/producer Blue Miller. The group cut a three song demo in Miller's Nashville studio. Politicks returned home to DC with a renewed determination and continued to write and record songs for their next album. Then after enlisting Julian McBrowne (Mix Magazine writer, engineer for Teddy Riley, Janet Jackson) to mix the home recordings, released "Paint it in Color" in June 2009.

More robust EPK at: www.mcbrendan.com/politicks
One-sheet PDF: www.mcbrendan.com/politicks/Politicks_highlights_2009.pdf

Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Citizen Cope, Incubus, Ben Harper, The Roots, Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, My Morning Jacket... all rolled into one versatile band.


The Roots - Lauryn Hill - India Arie - Al Green - Sugar Hill Gang - Blind Melon - Raphael Saadiq - Floetry - Raheem DeVaughn - Chrisette Michele - Claudette Ortiz - Ryan Toby - Soulive - Pat McGee Band - Badfish - DJ Irie

"Politicks is carving a niche all it's own that is contemporary and classic all at once." Jamie Talbot of Immortal Records

"Politicks offers the American public both style and substance." The City Paper (DC)

"This music has the feeling of togetherness, the groove is sweet and I love the melodies...Blessed love" Rohan Marley, son of Bob Marley, husband to Lauryn Hill

"I love the combination of the soul, the rock, the retro & the new all rolled into one great band. On top of that they're good guys so I say just pop a top & enjoy." Blue Miller, accomplished producer and songwriter, guitarist for India Arie

"Singer Matthew Green is blessed with golden pipes and a stage presence that makes you think he kicked some ass as a choirboy when he was a child." Chris Silva, On Tap Magazine (DC)

"Politicks has no limit to their cross-over potential." Damien Douglas, Executive Producer of the Heineken Red Star Soul Tour