Skating Polly: What Are You Listening To?
Oklahoma rock band Skating Polly recently dropped their album, The Make It All Show, and, to celebrate, members Kelli Mayo and Kurtis Mayo put together a playlist featuring some favorite tracks.
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Pusha T, “If You Know You Know”
Pusha T has always been the most underrated rapper around. This whole album is just further proof of his viciousness and ear for off kilter beats.
Tom T. Hall, “That’s How I Got to Memphis”
I love how simple all of Tom T. Hall’s songs are. They’re very straight to the point, have very little structure, and have just beautiful phrases with lead guitar parts kind of finishing his sentences for him.
Charly Bliss, “Gatorade”
I’d be lying if I told you we didn’t listen to Charly Bliss every day since this album came out.
Roy Orbison, “You Got It”
This album is a perfect example of a great producer plucking one of their favorite artists out of obscurity. Jeff Lynne is to Roy Orbison what Rick Rubin was for Johnny Cash.
Tammy Wynette, “‘Til I Can Make It On My Own”
I get so caught up in the Tammy’s voice that I forget this track is just a rip off of ‘He Ain’t Heavy (He’s My Brother)’ by The Hollies.
Love this song’s T-Rex vibe. Those guitars are just so heavy, but yet the vocals are so soft and catchy. Great driving song.
Soccer Mommy, “Wildflowers”
This song has such a killer slow build. Every time a new instrumental layer is introduced, I bob my head to the groove in excitement. Beautiful lyrics, too.
Courtney Barnett, “Nameless, Faceless”
This song is so empowering and biting. I love her lyrics coupled with the sarcastic cadence.
Phoebe Bridgers, “Motion Sickness”
I’m so glad we finally found Phoebe Bridgers. This whole record is fantastic. It’s Peyton’s favorite artist she’s found in a long time. Reminds me of Elliott Smith mixed with Neko Case.
(Photo credit: Angel Ceballos)
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