POLLYN’S UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM, OUT MAY 2016
A nouveau vintage electronic, POLLYN are celebrated as one of LA's most hi-fashion electronic acts. Genevieve Artadi’s porcelain vocal, Anthony Cava's guitars, and Adam Jay Weissman’s beatmaker production make for an unforgettable 80s inspired boutique electronic. Formed in 1998, Pollyn originally sampled from old records to bed their iconic vocal with dark analogue synths, junky beats built made with old hip hop drum machines, EM1 Korgs and trippy vocal fx. An addictive cult sound, POLLYN are as if "Portishead – had ice water pulsing through its veins" Dan Wilcox, KCRW. Songs for Sale (2003), The Little Night (2009), and their Rough Trade Record awarded album Living in Patterns (2012) established their name with featured remixes from Moodymann, DJ Harvey, Larry Gus, Nosaj Thing, Sid Roams, Them Jeans, Alchemist, Matthew Herbert, Peter Visti, and Exile.
DISTRESS SIGNALS is Pollyn’s third album, set for release on May 13th 2016. Weissman explains, “I look at our catalog as an art show I’m curating."New songs 'Don't You Want My Love' appear on the French electronic label come fashion brand Maison Kitsuné. Distress Signals on NOWNESS and Pollyn's animated music video Dark Tokyo directed by the bands producer Adam Weissman is at home on Noisey and Creators Project. Each single is paired with iconic cover art by illustrator Noah Butkus also an influenctial aesthetic in their Dark Tokyo video.
"Distress Signals", first premiered on NOWNESS, is the title track and music video from their upcoming album. Genevieve’s vocals swoons over a moody basscharged ambient beat hinting that this will be a “...darker, thicker, more electronic album.” The music video is directed by Pollyn’s producer Adam Weissman, also recognized for his filmmaking and art direction for the fashion brand Stüssy. The single released in December 2015 was paired with a colorful, tropical remix by their long time friend Larry Gus and instrumental.
"Don't You Want My Love" first premiered on IndieShuffle sparkles with high-energy synths, layered vocals, and a vintage drumbeat that makes, in the words of the site's founder, "the song become irresistible." Curated on Kitsune’s Hot Stream with art by Jean Philippe Delhomme art, "Don’t You Want My Love" can be spotted on Dan Wilcox’ KCRW Discovery show, to Spotify UK's viral All New All Now and New Music Friday playlists. Followed with a retro disco-pop remix by Brazilian group The Twelves (J'Mig), the remix is a hot track on Spotify's Fresh Finds Hiptronix playlist.
"Too Late To Change The Past" is a stunning ethereal ballad. Taking a nod to the past, Pollyn includes a sample from ‘Intensity’, a song from Linda Perhacs’s second album The Soul of All Natural Things . Interweaving a folksy undertone with the original psychedelic effect, 'Too Late To Change The Past' is a stunning testament to their own influences over decades, due for release with another Pollyn directed video. Moving forward whilst looking back, the single will follow with an exclusive remix by Moodymann.
Distress Signals promises to be a cult electronic LP with an absolute state of-the art. Due for release in May 13th 2016, enjoy the lead up with remixes, music videos and more from Pollyn.