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IDAHO GREEN presents "Polly Pocket Will Have Her Revenge"

Review by Adam Jones - MUSIC FARMER 5

A Deluge of Distortion Roars with Raw Power

The Brooklyn-based punk band IDAHO GREEN is back, delivering a fierce rollercoaster of sound with their recent release "Polly Pocket Will Have Her Revenge." Straddling the line between the rawness of The Replacements and the confrontational vibes of Pissed Jeans, the band delivers a dissonant yet harmoniously intense soundscape reminiscent of the golden days of hardcore punk.


"Polly Pocket Will Have Her Revenge" starts off with a distorted guitar that screams for attention, with strangely aleatoric feedback that sets the tone for the entirety of the track. A commanding drum beat enters, adding further to the anticipatory thrill, leading us into the labyrinth of Idaho Green's creation. It carries a musically intelligent rawness that is both haunting and captivating.


The vocals make their mark on this track by echoing with a primal intensity across the soundscape, creating an atmosphere that's perfectly befitting the narrative of an evil Polly Pocket toy coming to life. The chaotic blend of aggressive vocal screams and an atonal guitar solo creates an aura of defiance and rebellion, the true essence of punk at its core.


Adding an eccentric twist to the mix is the inclusion of a classic Hammond B3 organ and the resident Idaho Green cat, Polly Pocket, further intensifying the song's offbeat feel. It's a powerful journey that cleverly masks the philosophical question it poses, “Why are you so small?” The question, though wrapped in the song's unbridled energy, elicits deeper introspection if you choose to dive beneath its raucous surface.


Hailing originally from Huntley Project, Montana, Idaho Green has been serving an eccentric blend of punk music in New York since their relocation in 2015. Despite being considered too artistic by the "rednecks" and also "too redneck-ish" by the art kids, the band has successfully created their niche, striking a perfect balance between two worlds. They embody the punk aesthetic, unapologetically chaotic, yet brimming with the spirit of creative exploration.

 

"Polly Pocket Will Have Her Revenge" starts off with a distorted guitar that screams for attention, with strangely aleatoric feedback that sets the tone for the entirety of the track. A commanding drum beat enters, adding further to the anticipatory thrill, leading us into the labyrinth of Idaho Green's creation. It carries a musically intelligent rawness that is both haunting and captivating.
 

"Polly Pocket Will Have Her Revenge" is a perfect example of Idaho Green’s sonic identity. It's a reflection of their journey from the high plains of Montana to the bustling streets of Brooklyn. This track not only satisfies the punk aficionado but also invites those unfamiliar with the genre to experience the cathartic release that comes from such unfiltered expression. It’s a prelude to the band's future endeavours, building anticipation for their upcoming split 7" with Cheap City and another release planned for early 2024.


Idaho Green's "Polly Pocket Will Have Her Revenge" is a brutal but beautiful ode to punk - a pulsating and gritty anthem that tells a captivating tale of vengeance. Listen to it, and you’ll find yourself willingly lost in the labyrinth of their unique Spud Punk world.


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