Sibling punk-rock trio Skating Polly are excited to announce their fifth studio full-length album – The Make It All Show – due out May 4th via El Camino Media. The threesome tracked the record this past Winter at Seagrass Studio in Los Angeles with producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair) who helmed last year’s New Trick EP (feat. Louise Post and Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt). Skating Polly are also premiering the video for “Queen For A Day” on NPRtoday, the first new track from The Make It All Show, which features guest vocals from the song’s co-writer Exene Cervenka – the producer of the band’s 2013 album Lost Wonderfuls and singer of seminal punk band X.
The lyrics for this song came from a conversation we had backstage with Exene about the old game show Queen For A Day. The premise of the show was that women with tragic stories (sick children, dead husbands, poverty, etc) would compete against each other for applause from the audience. The winner would get a washing machine or whatever household prize they asked for and be crowned Queen For A Day. Months after this conversation Exene sent me lyrics in a text and we wrote the song around them. She’s singing on the second and third choruses too. We wanted the video to emulate the old show but also look like it was directed by John Waters. – Kelli Mayo
Between writing and recording this past year, Kelli, Peyton Bighorse, and Curtis Mayo have spent most of their time on the road – supporting X on two legs of its 40th anniversary tour, hitting the UK and Europe with Kate Nash, playing Riot Fest and zig-zagging across the country on multiple headline tours. With ages ranging between 17 and 21, Skating Polly continues to produce music well beyond their quantifiable years and The Make It All Show is clearly reflective of a band at its tightest and most confident – expanding on the dynamic song structures, harmonies and melodies explored on New Trick. The band’s unique sound has drawn critical acclaim over the years, with Stereogum admiring its “grand, large-scale fuzzy melodicism” and Noisey branding the band as the “pioneers of Ugly Pop.”
Skating Polly’s new album The Make It All Show is out May 4th (May 11th in Europe) on El Camino Media and is available for pre-order today. You can check out the new video for “Queen For A Day” HERE, and the track will be available to stream or purchase via all DSPs this Friday, March 2nd. Catch the band on a West Coast tour with The Go! Team next month, followed by a North American tour this Spring with Charly Bliss – tickets on sale now. As always, stay tuned to www.skatingpolly.com for all up-to-date information on the new album and tour dates.
Confirmed Tour Dates April 24th @ Neurolux in Boise, ID ^ April 25th @ Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT ^ April 27th @ The House Café in Dekalb, IL ^ April 28th @ Rumba Café in Columbus, OH ^ April 29th @ Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN ^ May 2nd @ The Camel in Richmond, VA % May 3rd @ Kings in Raleigh, NC % May 4th @ Tin Roof in Charleston, SC ^ May 5th @ Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL ^ May 6th @ Vinyl in Pensacola, FL % May 8th @ Stubb’s Indoor in Austin, TX % May 9th @ Three Links in Dallas, TX % May 11th @ Marquis Theater in Denver, CO % May 12th @ Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO % May 14th @ RecordBar in Kansas City, MO % May 15th @ Raccoon Motel in Davenport, IA % May 17th @ Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL % May 18th @ Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI % May 19th @ Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON % June 1st @ Opolis in Norman, OK * June 2nd @ Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS * June 3rd @ Monocle in St. Louis, MO * June 5th @ High Watt in Nashville, TN * June 6th @ Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC * June 7th @ DC9 in Washington, DC * June 8th @ Mercury Lounge in New York, NY * June 9th @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA * June 10th @ Once Lounge and Ballroom in Somerville, MA * June 12th @ Funhouse at Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh, PA * June 13th @ Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH * June 15th @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis, MN * June 16th @ Reverb in Omaha, NE *