Music

The Polymorphines: Transistor Sister

Long live greasy, guitar-driven rock.


The Polymorphines

Transistor Sister

US Release: 2010-03-16
Label: Get Bent
Amazon
iTunes

Long live the greasy, stretching guitar solo. If you agree with the past statement, do yourself a favour and get into the Polymorphines, a crashing, swirling quintet out of Ottawa that take about as much time to give you a head and heart rush as a line of Colombia’s finest white. Drawing heavy influence from Iggy and the Stooges, there’s a certain swagger and presence on Transistor Sister.

This album clicks in all the right places, punching through with fuzzed-out '70s riffs while also lending themselves to equally fuzzy sonic tangents, such as on the wandering but intoxicating “Bring Your Love Back Home”. Despite the band’s palpable sense of youth, the Polymorphines strut to the finish line with classically trained poise. If you’ve ever walked into a dodgy bar and been knocked over by the band onstage, then a spin of Transistor Sister might bring back some pretty powerful memories. Child's play this abum is not.

7

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

Jedd Beaudoin
Music

The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

Sarah Milov
Books
Pop Ten
Mixed Media
PM Picks

© 1999-2018 Popmatters.com. All rights reserved.
Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated.