Title: Polo Club
Label: Om Records
Release Date: 10.24.2006
Phresh Rated: 3.5 of 5
Greenskeepers are humbly basking in their new found success fueled by their recent hit 'Lotion'. The macabre mash-up video supporting this single ignited an underground download feeding frenzy that surpassed the one million mark. This talented quartet wasted no time looking back and headed into the studio in Chicago.
"We want people to have fun and get nuts," says James Curd – Greenskeepers percussionist and DJ extraordinaire. "We take the best aspects of live music and club house and make people get crazy. We wanted to focus on working within the band itself and making a record that showcases what we do live."
What they have come up with is a seventeen track frenetic slab of guitar driven post-punk electronica, with Byrne-esque quirky lyrics, and plenty of hook. The title track 'Polo Club' rips right out of the gates with mallets swinging and then continues to explore this bands unique musical mind that is brimming with raw talent. This fine release also shows the 'Keepers ability to explore other time signatures and dark introspective themes with songs like '15 Minutes' and 'Cowboy'. As soon as the foursome exposes this other side they jump directly back to grinding axes and rump shaking thuds that should be enjoyed at full volume and windows down.
Polo Club also includes a bonus disk featuring Greenskeepers remixes and original tracks mixed live at Love [NYC] by James Curd.
Greenskeepers video ‘Lotion’ – Click Here
Review by S. Remington