Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Please Interstellar Policeman - Poland
Poland is the Seattle, pop-rock outfit that's writing some great tunes! Their sounds resonate with the listener as it harnesses parts of the Brit-invasion qualities of early Beatles, while also lending a hint of respect worthy of Jellyfish meets The Doors.
The album is recorded with space and has a very warm touch. There's instrumentation galore. In songs like Your Sunday Book, there's synths, vocals, guitars, and percussive work, blended nicely with strings and pizzicato work - all the while nothing stepping on any toes.
My favorite arrangement is the opening of Terrapin Lane. The string and vocal arrangement really excel.
The next time you're in Seattle, find out where Poland is performing and catch a live show.
RATING: 4 of 5 stars