poly_v12015 has been a banner year for Seattle’s Polyrhythmics with the release of a critically acclaimed 7” dubbed The Killion Sessions, a series of high profile shows in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and Jazzfest, and the impending release of their third full length album Octagon. On the heels of an 18-month touring cycle behind Libra Stripes, the collective continues to evolve and mature into muscular live unit apt to painting vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that is redefining the term “funk” for 21st century audiences.

The palette for the hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound is built around the relentless rhythm of Grant Schroff and Lalo Bello, the heart thumping bass lines of Jason Gray, the intricate phrasings of Ben Bloom’s guitar, the searing avalanche of keyboard colors from Nathan Spicer and the melodic hooks and soaring solos from the horn section comprised of Scott Morning, Art Brown and Elijah Clark.

The “Occupy the Dance Floor” movement is alive and well as evidenced by the growing audiences of the 8-piece orchestra and the intensity the band is providing for them from the stage and in the studio. The release of Octagon in November 2015 promises another new chapter to the story that began just 5 years ago as they continue to grow with a singular sonic muse of progressive and dynamic stature

Members of Polyrhythmics have performed with: Allen Stone, Blackalicious, String Cheese Incident, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, Sam Bush, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Railroad Earth, Monophonics, Orgone, Choklate, Pickwick, and Fishbone.

Polyrhythmics are:
Ben Bloom: Guitars
Grant Schroff: Drums
Nathan Spicer: Keys
Lalo Bello: Percussion
Jason Gray: Bass
Scott Morning: Trumpet
Elijah Clark: Trombone
Art Brown: Sax and Flute



Released: November 13, 2015
Kept Records

Side A
01. Liam Rides a Pony (4:19)
02. Maruken (5:56)
03. The Itis (4:49)
04. Octagon Pt.1 (2:23)
Side B
01. Octagon Pt. 2 (6:36)
02. Le Hustle (5:58)
03. Fairweather Fiends (3:25)
04. Shadowlines (5:05)

The CD and Digital Download includes two additional tracks:

El Fuego (4:32)
The Mendo Mulcher (5:20)

2015 has been a busy year for Polyrhythmics. The release of their full‐length album Libra Stripes in 2013 propelled them into appearances at major festivals across the country and fueled extended tours North, South, East, and West, energizing dancers and fans of creative groove music everywhere. Now they follow up with Octagon, a cinematic album that builds on the funk and afrobeat sounds of their previous work with psychedelic layers and fiery rhythms that will continue to get audiences out on the dance floor. Their third full‐length album is another strong piece of evidence that the band has a story to tell unlike the funk bands of the past and different than any band on the scene today. From the electrifying 3‐piece horn lines to the infectious interplay between the members of the rhythm section, each track takes the listener on a visceral journey, from section to groove‐infused section. Not just for vinyl heads, not just for dancers, Polyrhythmics make music in which listeners will get lost, get hyped, and get down.


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