PREMIERE | I Am The Polish Army Brings 'Gold'

DeCorsey's voice is five-by-five lethal

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I Am The Polish Army isn't your run-of-the-mill alt-rock band.

Instead, they're the fulfillment of an aesthetic doctrine that asserts: the tighter the discipline of an art form, the more subjective the criteria of taste. In this case, the taste is delicious.

The band is following up their debut record, My Old Man, with a new EP, entitled The Dream, slated to drop November 2nd. "Gold" provides a foretaste of the EP. The brainchild of Emma DeCorsey, I Am The Polish Army is made up of DeCorsey (vocals, guitar), Turner Stough (bass), and Eric Kuby (drums).

In a short period of time, DeCorsey went through the chainsaw of life: she had her heart pulped by fellow musicians, her home studio was pillaged and plundered, and she ditched the material for her first album, choosing to rewrite it. The silver lining of all this turmoil was that it lead to her hooking up with Stough and Kuby, thus transforming the direction of her life. After three months of rehearsing, I Am The Polish Army was in the studio laying down tracks for My Old Man.


"Gold" opens with the resonant tang of a guitar flowing into wailing, grinding harmonics. When DeCorsey's wickedly scrumptious voice, like Cruella DeVille crossed with Joan Jett, enters, the tune assumes a harsh-textured energy that's almost palpable.

Doubled-down dirty guitars exude strident psychedelic colors, while the bass line slinks with thumping grimy pulses, and the drums pound with industrial might. The feel and mood of the song is akin to burning tar, smudging the air with black smoke.

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES

10.28•Berlin - (Brooklyn, NY with Broken Baby)
11.02•The Gutter - The Dream Release Show (Brooklyn, NY)
11.03•Hubris House (Philadelphia, PA
11.04•Loft Space (Hoboken, NJ)
11.06•VOTE IN THE MIDTERMS (Everywhere, USA)
11.08•Little Amps (Harrisburg, PA)
11.09•Hambones (Pittsburgh, PA)
11.10•Blue Arrow Records (Cleveland, OH)
11.16•The Stone Church (Brattleboro, VT)
11.17•Gloom Garden (Winooski, VT)
11.19•Desperate Annie's (Saratoga Springs, NY)


Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.


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