SONG PREMIERE: Polyphia – 40oz

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SONG PREMIERE: Polyphia – 40oz

Inspired as it is inspiring, playful but also with a hint of restraint, perusing all major elements of modern songwriting, “40oz” is only on the surface a must for guitar aficionados but essentially for music fans across multiple genres because the track simply awesome! “40oz” is the new single by Dallas-based instrumental quartet Polyphia, comprised of Tim Henson (guitar), Scott LePage (guitar), Clay Gober (bass) and Clay Aeschliman (drums), who climbed all sorts of charts with their 2014 album “Muse“.

While Polyphia usually get described as ‘progressive metal’, they clearly broaden and update their style with “40oz” which is light, lively and joyful yet still with the cherished artistry:

Polyphia about their new song and its title:

“40oz started as guitars over what we thought sounded kind of like a Waveracer style chord progression. Y2K jumped on the track and implemented his style of heavy trap beat production, making the sub bass really intense and the whole song generally bouncy and fun to listen to. We named the song 40oz because we like to drink 40’s and it’s definitely the most upbeat on the record.”

When there are no lyrics to go by, then every bit of sound and visuals as well become all the more important. I was wondering about the expressive cover art for Polyphia’s upcoming album, from which “40oz” is taken. Why the title “The Most Hated”? Why the excessive jewelry? Here is what Polyphia want to convey and it is amazing where they are coming from and intend to go with:

“The theme of this EP is basically a slight to the normal backlash from the scene that we come from (instrumental guitar music). There is a very close minded, hateful mentality towards any sort of deviance from the norm, so we’re basically embracing the hate, and we thought that calling it “The Most Hated” would be more than appropriate since we knew many of our current fans would be opposed to our drastic style shift and not appreciate the elements of hip hop and electronic music showcased in the actual music.”

We are excited to exclusively premiere “40oz” as our Song Pick of the Day. Listen to the single and be ready to be swept away by a tune that is equally gorgeous in melody, rhythm, vibe and execution:

Pre-order “The Most Hated”  now, which will be available everywhere on July 21, 2017.

Polyphia are on tour – go see them live!

Jul 11th @ Osaka, Japan – Osaka Muse
Jul 12th @ Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya/Daikamyama Space Odd
Jul 13th @ Shibuya Ku, Japan – Shibuya DUO Music Exchange
Sep 21st @ Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Sep 22nd @ Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Sep 23rd @ New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sep 24th @ Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sep 26th @ Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sep 27th @ Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Sep 28th @ Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Sep 29th @ Toronoto, Canada – The Opera House
Sep 30th @ Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct 1st @ Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct 2nd @ Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Oct 3rd @ Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Oct 4th @ Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct 6th @ Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Oct 7th @ Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Oct 8th @ Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Oct 9th @ SOMA – San Diego, CA
Oct 10th @ Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Oct 12th @ Dallas, TX – Trees Dallas
Oct 13th @ Houston, TX – The Ballroom at Warehouse Live
Oct 14th @ New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Oct 15th @ Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Oct 17th @ Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct 18th @ St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Oct 19th @ Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Oct 20th @ Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 21st @ Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Oct 22nd @ Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Oct 31st @ London, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Islington
Nov 1st @ Bristol, United Kingdom – The Fleece
Nov 2nd @ Birmingham, United Kingdom – Mama Roux’s
Nov 3rd @ Glasglow, United Kingdom – Stereo
Nov 5th @ Oxford, United Kingdom – O2 Academy 2 Oxford
Nov 21st @ Lyon, France – CCO
Nov 24th @ Toulouse, France – CONNEXION LIVE
Nov 26th @ Nantes, France – Ferrailleur
Nov 27th @ Paris, France – Backstage By The mill
Nov 28th @ Colmar, France – SALLE LE GRILLEN