Driving to work yesterday I was super happy to hear Pollyn’s new song How Small We Are playing on KCRW, which you might remember from the video I posted about a month ago. As a B-side to How Small We Are, they’ve covered the Portishead song Mysteron, which is the first track off of their first album Dummy. The video itself is pretty streamlined, just a flashlight in a dark room, but I thought their version was pretty fantastic.
I’ve also had a chance to listen to their upcoming album, Living in Patterns, and I can tell you it’s really good. I totally get a Talking Heads vibe, which I think is from the bass and steady beats that lie at the heart of their songs. The new album comes out on October 4, so there isn’t too much longer to wait. It’s definitely worth it.