Thursday, February 4, 2016

Polecat brings bluegrass, country, Celtic, reggae, rock sounds together on new album. Hear “In The Cold” via Relix.

Upcoming tour dates supporting Yonder Mountain String Band in March also revealed, headlining tour in April to follow.


Polecat (L-R): Aaron Guest, Richard Reeves, Cayley Schmid, Karl Olson, Jeremy Elliott. Photo credit: Kenneth Kearney.



Hear “In The Cold” by Polecat now via Relix or at the links below!


Polecat will hit the road supporting Yonder Mountain String Band in March.  See below for current dates!


The members of Bellingham, Washington-based five-piece bluegrass band Polecat arrived at their first rehearsal from very different musical backgrounds.

“Some of us shook hands for the first time that day,” says band leader and vocalist Aaron Guest of the initial meeting in early 2010.  Incorporating genres that not only include bluegrass, but also world, country, Celtic, reggae and rock into a cohesive sound might have been impossible if each member of Polecat hadn’t learned the rules before breaking them.  The group is well-seasoned, having performed nearly 100 shows a year since its inception, but at that first meeting, Polecat didn’t even have a name.

The following five years saw Polecat release two full-length albums along with steady growth throughout the Northwest as each band member's musical diversity allowed them to chameleon through an incredible variety of gigs and audiences.  Now Polecat will hit the road for two weeks in March as direct support with Yonder Mountain String Band behind the release of a new Polecat album Into The Wind on March 11th. Polecat will then embark on a headlining tour supporting Into The Wind in April.

Listen to the first single from the new album “In The Cold,” premiered this week via Relix“In The Cold,” a great mix of what Polecat can do, incorporating polyrhythmic grooves, big rock breaks, and guitar lines that range from percussive hi-life feels to soaring rock triplets.

“The lyrics ponder how we have lost sight of what's around us, and nature in general, something far bigger than our own emotions and thoughts,” says Guest.

Into The Wind by Polecat arrives on March 11th, 2016. Members of Polecat are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Polecat – On Tour

(* w/ Yonder Mountain String Band)

03/11 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo w/ Baby Cakes
03/15 Jackson Hole, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre *
03/16 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma *
03/17 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
03/18 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
03/19 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre *
03/22 Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre *
03/23 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club *
03/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
03/25 Stateline, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino *
03/26 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up *
04/08 Conway, WA @ Conway Muse w/ The Sky Colony
04/21 Chelan, WA @ The Vogue 8PM, All Ages
04/22 Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper 8PM, All Ages
04/23 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub w/ Popcorn, 9PM, All Ages
04/24 Astoria, OR @ Fort George Brewery 8PM, All Ages
04/30 Prosser, WA @ In This Together Festival
05/28 Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA @ Random Howse 8PM, All Ages
05/29 Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA @ Rumor Mill 8PM, All Ages


Polecat – Into The Wind
(S/R – March 11th, 2016)

Track Listing:

01. Can't Run Can't Hide
02. In The Cold (STREAM | MP3)
03. After The Night Falls
04. Icarus
05. Christine
06. Back To You
07. Marmot
08. You're The One
09. Lochs of Dread
10. Four Leaf Clover
11. Devil On My Shoulder
12. Siroco
13. Fly On The Wall
14. Hold On


Polecat Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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