Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Polysics new effort out today and on tour with Jaguar Love

MySpace Records will release the new wave styling of Japan’s Polysics on September 30 with the release of We ate the machine.

Influenced by the sounds of forward-thinking new wavers Devo, Polysics founding member Hiroyuki Hayashi, a.k.a. Hiro, knew he had to form his own band after listening to the avant sounds of the Akron, Ohio band.

“I was shocked by it,” Hiro says of his first experience with Devo. “I thought it was so much more punk than just acting like a gang by greasing one’s hair. I was so impressed, and I thought, ‘I want to do new wave punk dressed in a jumpsuit like Devo!’”

Formed ten years ago, Polysics (made up of Hiro, vocals, guitar, programming; Kayo, synthesizer, vocals; Fumi, bass; Yano, drums) has released half a dozen full-length releases over the years. The band is now signed to MySpace Records, who released the definitive Polysics compilation POLYSICS OR DIE!!!! VISTA in October 2007 which went on to become their best-selling U.S. release.

August 26 saw the release of a vinyl double gatefold album; one side containing Karate House (an older album never released in the US) and the other side with We ate the machine.

MySpace Records will release We ate the machine on September 30. The record will also be available at all digital outlets as two separate albums except at iTunes where the two releases will be bundled together at one low price for two weeks, then available as separate discs afterwards.

Having most recently toured America in support of Hellogoodbye and Say Anything on the first-ever MySpace Music Tour, the band hopes to draw out new and old fans alike on their upcoming North America kicking off October 18 in Los Angeles at the famed Roxy.

We ate the machine is now streaming in its entirety at: http://www.myspace.com/polysicsna


October 18 Los Angeles, California @ Roxy
October 19 San Diego, California @ The Casbah
October 21 Tempe, Arizona @ Clubhouse
October 22 Tucson, Arizona @ Club Congress
October 24 Dallas, Texas - The Prophet Bar @ The Door
October 25 Austin, Texas @ EMO’s Lounge
October 26 Houston, Texas @ The Meridian
October 28 Atlanta, Georgia @ The Earl
October 29 Charlotte, North Carolina @ Tremont Music Hall – Casbah
October 30 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
October 31 New York, New York @ Mercury Lounge
November 1 Danbury, Connecticut @ Heirloom Arts Theater
November 2 Boston, Massachusetts @ The Middle East
November 4 Montreal, Quebec @ Club Lambi
November 5 Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
November 7 London, Ontario @ Call The Office
November 8 Detroit, Michigan @ The Magic Stick
November 9 Chicago, Illinois @ Abbey Pub
November 11 Denver, Colorado @ TBD
November 13 San Francisco, California @ Bottom Of The Hill
November 14 Pomona, California @ Glasshouse


Anonymous said...

Don't forget Black Gold are on that tour too!! You can actually stream their new EP for free all week:


I'm so stoked for all the bands on this tour. Will def be one for the record books!

Mickie said...

Thank you for sharing the link. It sounds like a fun tour.

Keep on rockin'