Hear tracks from Bellingham-based band’s latest release “Into The Wind” now via Relix, The Bluegrass Situation, and Elmore Magazine.
Polecat (L-R): Aaron Guest, Jeremy Elliott, Cayley Schmid, Richard Reeves, Karl Olson. Photo credit: Jonathan Gipaya.
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Polecat hits the road supporting Yonder Mountain String Band next week. See below for additional headlining dates.
“An intense combination of multi-instrumentation and pure harmony.” – Elmore Magazine
Bellingham, Washington-based five-piece band Polecat combines bluegrass, Celtic, and rock sounds on its new album Into The Wind, out today. Having established a reputation for high energy performances throughout the Northwest, the band will embark on a string of dates with Yonder Mountain String Band on March 15th. Details of a headlining tour to follow are forthcoming.
Tracks from Into The Wind can be streamed now via Relix, Elmore Magazine, and The Bluegrass Situation.
The members of 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 multiple genres that not only include the above, but also world, country, and reggae 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.
In the five years that followed Polecat released two full-length albums and has seen consistent growth throughout the Northwest as each band member's musical diversity allowed them to chameleon through an incredible variety of gigs and audiences.
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
03/12 Tacoma, WA @ Doyle's 9PM, 21+
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 *
03/21 Mt. Shasta, CA @ Vet's Club 8PM, 21+
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
04/29 Olympia, WA @ Rhythm & Rye 9PM, 21+
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)
01. Can't Run Can't Hide
03. After The Night Falls
06. Back To You
08. You're The One
09. Lochs of Dread
11. Devil On My Shoulder
13. Fly On The Wall
14. Hold On
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion