Thursday, March 23, 2017

Skating Polly - "Hail Mary"

Photo by Angel Ceballos
I always wonder why more established artists don't collaborate with their up and coming counterparts. It seems like it would help both artists reach a new base of like-minded fans. Plus, it's just cool. You get it sometimes with Trent Reznor and David Bowie, Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples, or Jack White and Loretta Lynn. It always seems to be the younger, hipper artist writing and/or producing for the veteran artist.

That's not the case with the new Skating Polly EP. The duo, comprised of step-sisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, joined up with Louise Post and Nina Gordon of the recently reunited Veruca Salt, who co-wrote the EP with them. "Hail Mary" really shows the influence. The song is just heavy and dark, and seems to combine the earlier, more indie rock leanings of Veruca Salt with the heavier, more rockin' side the leaned towards later on. Plus, Gordon and Post really showed Skating Polly how to harmonize. The result is a dark, heavy, but still accessible song perfect for 90s nostalgia nerds, both the ones who lived it and the ones who came after.

You can watch the video for "Hail Mary" below. The new EP from Skating Polly, New Trick, will be released on April 28 on El Camino Media. For more on Skating Polly, check out their website.

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