Fuzz Steilacoom

Skating Polly

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Fuzz Steilacoom Review

by Timothy Monger

Produced in Olympia, Washington by Beat Happening frontman and K Records guru Calvin Johnson, Fuzz Steilacoom is the third album by Oklahoma-based teenage stepsisters Skating Polly. Heavily influenced by early-'90s alt-rock, the 11-song album builds on the success of the duo's 2013, Exene Cervenka-produced Lost Wonderfuls LP while subduing some of their twee-pop tendencies in favor of a raw, raucous, and more immediate sound. Trading on and off on vocals and instruments, Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse have delivered an album brimming with creative wit, youthful abandon, emotional fervor, and classic punk spirit that should continue to expand their fan base, which already includes such industry heavies as Wayne Coyne, Rosanne Cash, and Sean Lennon.

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