Polyethylene

Polyethylene

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandRockAlternative

With soaring vocals akin to Kim Deal, the melodic accessibility reminiscent of Mates of State, and the dramatic ambiance of bands like Radiohead and Explosions in the Sky, listeners will find plenty to like in Polyethylene’s evocative melodies, atmospheric instrumentation and rhythmic diversity.

Biography

Together since 2002, Polyethylene is proud to be part of the Boston indie rock scene. The band's influences range from the Pixies to Mogwai to Radiohead to Death Cab for Cutie. The Plugg recently described Polyethylene's second full length release, What Goes On Inside Houses, as "all that is good in modern rock music, while still keeping a fresh outlook on things."

Performer Magazine calls Polyethylene "musically stimulating – a combination of masterful drum work, poignant vocals and complex guitar movements…tight and inventive…Polyethylene’s musical flexibility echoes the group’s fluid artistry.”

Currently one of Boston's hottest indie acts, Polyethylene was in the Top 10 local bands played on Boston radio stations for eight months running in 2007-2008.

You can watch our music video for The Weather and Driving at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdKbsvx7i68

...and visit our myspace at www.myspace.com/polyethyleneband to hear more songs.

Lyrics

Thurman Wood Warmed Nights

Written By: Polyethylene

Closure could have waited
It’s not divine instruction the choice was yours
Two year lacerated
Her mourning interefered with your new toy
Picked her up and drove her home now it’s a different place to be
Left what was dispensable that’s anything but sympathy
You had the nerve to call me a prisoner seeking pardon to set you free
from your guilty conscience but don’t expect forgiveness to come from me.

Jessy, hold on, beneath it all there’s Thurman wood-warmed nights
It just takes time to process everything you’ve lost
So, hold on, focus on the one who’s earned your
Thoughts and let the mouse devour
Its new food.
Jessy, hold on, focus on the optimistic truth, and take time to consider
Everything you’ve gained.

The Weather and Driving

Written By: Polyethylene

restless with cold's familiar bite
seeking salubrious new sights
pack it in
and drive to California
solving sighs
with sunny distant formulas

no one tells you about the rain
five days a week
five months a year
each year
Berkeley hills
ex-hippies flaunting beamers
catching rides
with Yukon dot-com moms
to curb their guilt

breaking brains
then driving to find seasons
counting days
till I've added enough reasons
to return

to snow drenched toes
and local Joes
static, caustic, pure and whole
not stuck in stucco
transplant throes
we live in old New England homes
going north
the water's right
where it should be
no unrefined refineries
and billboard hordes
there's just treed
New England roads

Thurman Wood Warmed Nights

Written By: Elena Proakis Ellis

closure could have waited
it's not divine instruction
the choice was yours

two years lacerated
her mourning interfered
with your new toy

picked her up and drove her home
now it's a different place to be
left what was dispensible
that's anything but sympathy

you had the nerve to call me
a prisoner seeking pardon
to set you free

from your guilty conscience
but don't expect forgiveness
to come from me

Jessy, hold on
beneath it all there's Thurman wood-warmed nights
it just takes time
to process everything you've lost
so, hold on
focus on the one who's earned your thoughts
and let the mouse devour
its new food
Jessy, hold on
focus on the optimistic truth
and take time
to consider everything you've gained

Discography

Polyethylene, 5 Song EP 2003
Paper or Plastic, 10 Song LP 2005
What Goes On Inside Houses, 9 Song LP 2007

What Goes On Inside Houses and Paper or Plastic have been spun on over 100 radio stations nationwide, ranking in the CMJ Top 20 on many of these stations. What Goes On Inside Houses was the #1 played album on Boston's local radio shows in July/August 2007 (The Noise, Boston), and was on the WZBC Top 15 in both June and July 2007.

Set List

Our sets typically include a variety of newer and older material. We can play any length set up to 2 hours, though our norm is 40 to 45 minutes. We usually do not play any covers. In any given set, we play some long instrumentals, several indie pop songs, and a lot in between.

The songs we play include:

(All songs from 2007 What Goes On Inside Houses)
Thurman Wood Warmed Nights
The Weather and Driving
In Spite of You
All in the Nucular Family
Given
A Thief at the Window
Mana Mou ta Kleftopoula
Relatively Minor
Monte

(All songs from 2005 Paper or Plastic)
Third Biology
Foundations in Lowell
I Missed the Triathlon
A One Ton Scarecrow
The Arrival of Nadezhda
Counting Steps
A Lullaby Waltz for Anne-Marie
The Weight of Disappointment
Anything But a Blessing
Somebody Saved My Life Last Night

(All Songs from 2003 self-titled debut EP)
Lantern
Limits
A Mess Indeed
Poet's Seat
Unravel

(Other unreleased songs)
Bicarbonate Soda
Ft/Sec
Runway Breakdown