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Polyon – Blue

Polyon‘s fuzzy, loud and drone-y take on rock has surprised longtime fans of singer Ryan McLaughin and shown his wide and developing taste in songwriting. Their pay-what-you-want EP Blue recently came out on Funny/Not Funny Records (pre-order a cassette!), and now the title track has a music video to show off the release. “Blue” is undoubtedly one of the messiest videos of the year, and it’s oddly and completely satisfying watching others get covered in paint and flour, for art. You can catch Polyon live this weekend as part of the 6th anniversary celebration of Brandon Wetherbee’s live talk show You, Me, Them, Everybody on Saturday night at the Black Cat.


Polyon – More video

Pretty colors and eerie images of food make up the accompanying visuals for shoegazers Polyon‘s second single “More”. This video takes the noisy spaced-out quality of Polyon’s indie rock and propels us on a far-out journey with tasty snacks along the way. Polyon’s been on quite a run of local shows to promote their new pay-what-you-want Three Songs EP, but this Sunday’s matinee show at Hole In The Sky with Two Inch Astronaut and a new band called Green God, billed as “Escape From DC Brunch” is obviously the best possible way to recover from your inevitable Saturday night hangover.


Polyon – Crest video

You guys know Polyon, right? Frontman Ryan McLaughlin’s other other band with Brandon Korch and Adam Lake? Looks like next week is Polyon Week in DC as you’ve got TWO chances to see this powerfully loud band: Monday they join Makeshift Shelters and Taking Meds at Comet Ping Pong and Thursday it’s a show with Stronger Sex and Solids at DC9. Their first release, a cassette and Bandcamp EP simply called Three Songs, comes out next week as well. So now’s the perfect time to watch this music video for their debut single “Crest”. Acclaimed director Nigel Lyons always does a great job of creating visuals that complement the right qualities of the music. I also appreciate all the subliminal reminders to relive the industrial 90s with KMFDM.

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