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EXCLUSIVE: Polyrhythmics Debut Video For The Slinky And Psychedelic “Goldie’s Road”

Polyrhythmics, the Afrobeat funk-fusion eight-piece out of Seattle, Washington, is gearing up for a big year. While the group has already earned a dedicated following from coast to coast with their bold sound, tight grooves, and expert musicianship, the buzz around the band is growing with the upcoming release of their new album, Caldera, which is due out September 22nd. Caldera comes as a follow-up to Polyrhythmics’ critically acclaimed third studio album, Octagon, which catapulted the group into the national spotlight and earned them spots on bills with Snarky PuppyBooker T, and more, as well as on lineups for big-name festivals, such as BumbershootHigh Sierra, and Vancouver International Jazz Fest. For their fourth studio effort, Caldera is set to be similarly well-received, with the band offering a mesmerizing and eclectic album that showcases the unique sound rooted in funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat.

Polyrhythmics Expand Fall Tour Ahead Of New Album’s Release

Ahead of the release of Caldera next month, Polyrhythmics is giving our readers a taste of what they’re all about with the release of the music video for “Goldie’s Road” off the new album. “Goldie’s Road” itself is slinky and trance-like, simultaneously laid back and eerie, all the while evoking tunes of the 1970’s with its old-school groove, psychedelic effects, and wah-wah heavy guitar. As trombonist Elijah Clark tells Live For Live Music, “‘Goldie’s Road’ is about the journey along a never traveled highway, and the experiences that an individual finds along that road are the destination itself. The song was composed primarily on melodica and trombone, the only two instruments I had at my disposal. It’s a piece written from the limitations of a location, but the freedom of a seemingly endless supply of time while trapped outside of city life. During the writing of ‘Goldie’s Road’, I was listening and absorbing a lot from Amharic musicians and songs such as Mulatu Astatke, Tilahun Gessesse, and Eritrean Krar music. I hope that a bit of the trance-like beauty of the Ethiopian and Eritrean tradition shines through in this song that is indicative of the sound of Polyrhythmics at a certain interval.”

This new music video compliments the sound of “Goldie’s Road” nicely, with its sepia-drenched and ever-changing video collage using its simplistic presentation emphasizing the complexity of the music born from Polyrhythmics’ eight individual members. Live For Live Music is proud to present the premiere of Polyrhythmics’ new music video, and you can check it out for yourself below. You can also look below for Polyrhythmics’ upcoming tour dates or head to the band’s website for more information.


Upcoming Polyrhythmics Tour Dates 2017

September 9 – Anacortes, WA – Bastion Brewing Company
September 20 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
September 21 – Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s
September 22 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
September 23 – Boston, MA – The Red Room
September 26 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
September 28 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
September 29 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street Tavern
September 30 – Schuylkill Haven, PA – Meeting of the Minds
October 27 – Winters CA – Berryessa Brewing Company
October 29 – Placerville, CA – Hangtown Halloween Ball
October 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live
November 3 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *
November 4 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Schmiggity’s
November 9 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective
November 10 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theater and Pub
November 11 – Ashland, OR – Armory**
November 17 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
November 18 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
November 24 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern ^
November 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
December 1 – Springdale, UT – Bit & Spur
December 2 – San Diego, CA – Winston’s
December 5 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brews
December 6 – Santa Cruz , CA – Moes Alley
December 7 – Grass Valley, CA – Grass Valley Center for the Arts
December 8 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Casino
December 9 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

* w/ Dumpstaphunk
** w/ Dirty Revival
^ w/ Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio