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Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative




"Tomorrow: Landspeedrecord!, Poly/Western @ Metro Gallery"

"...we think they could really be a band to watch for 2011. They’ve got that slow, full, ambient feel while still staying true to pop/rock song structures that we’ve begun referring to as the Baltimore Sound, and they do it a lot better than many bands who seem to work a lot harder than they do." - The Baltimore Chop

"E. Joseph & the Phantom Heart, Poly/Western @ Windup Space Tonight"

"Back in January we had some pretty nice things to say about local trio Poly/Western. Now that it’s almost April, we’re gonna go ahead and double down on those statements.

At that time, we’d been vaguely aware of this band, but hadn’t had the chance to see them live yet. We expected them to be good, but we don’t mind saying that they were great. They reminded us right away of some crazy hybrid of the Twilight Singers, Sense Field, Tool and Big Black. While the rest of the country is just catching onto stuff like Beach House and Wye Oak, we’re here to tell you that Poly/Western is on the vanguard of local talent, and they’re what Baltimore needs to start paying close attention to right now.

Those are some pretty bold statements for a band that has yet to put out its first full-length. We believe they’re warranted though. At the January show we picked up a free copy of their 3-song Orange ep, and it’s been in heavy rotation at the Chophouse ever since. We’d definitely advise you to check out the Poly/Western Bandcamp Page, where you can download the Orange ep, as well as the 3 songs that make up the Down Home Blizzard Demos. Giving a spin to either one of these brief recordings will easily have you wanting to play it again by the time it’s over."
- The Baltimore Chop


Stream the following sold out and out of print EPs at http://polywestern.bandcamp.com

Down Home Blizzard Demos EP
Orange EP

Poly/Western is currently recording a 3rd EP while writing songs for a forthcoming full length album.



Baltimore-based rock band Poly/Western has carved out a niche for itself in a crowded scene. Combining the delayed, anthemic qualities of ‘Joshua Tree’-era U2, the controlled spastic chaos of the Dismemberment Plan and Talking Heads, with a bit of Josh Homme at his most psychedelic, Poly/Western is rock enough for the rockers, hip enough for the hipsters, and stoney enough for the stoners.
Truly entertaining and professional, Poly/Western delivers a tight, compact, well thought-out show every night. At venues equipped with a projection system, Poly/Western plays its entire set to a timed and coordinated custom-made psychedelic visual display, which is projected over the band and its amplifiers. Amazing visual displays and great music are the hallmarks of a Poly/Western performance, and large reason for its growing and dedicated fanbase.