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Title: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Dec 2007, 16:12
So Long, Castle Road is the debut EP from Polymaths, a band from where I live. It isn't officially released yet; however, when it is, it will be available across Canada. They're on Young Soul Records, which is a record label started by members of National Frost, another band around here. Young Soul has a distribution deal with Sonic Unyon.

It's pretty exciting, but that's not why I'm posting this. I'm not even posting this because I appear on the record, though I'm part of the gang vocals on the first and last tracks (the harmony at the end of the first track is me). I'm putting this up for you because I genuinely love what they've done. It's a remarkable half-hour of catchy, sonically dense pop music, painstakingly arranged and marvelously executed.

I mean it when I tell you to watch out for this band. They have a lot more in them yet.

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http://www.sendspace.com/file/ogcx0c
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Kai on 22 Dec 2007, 09:06
I'm downloading it now, will report back captain
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Post by: valley_parade on 22 Dec 2007, 10:44
Christ dude, you weren't kidding when you said catchy.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: imapiratearg on 22 Dec 2007, 12:07
I downloaded it.  I'll give it a listen when I remember to add it to my library in Foobar.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Cernunnos on 22 Dec 2007, 12:18
Okay, first track is great. That's as far as i have gotten.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Dec 2007, 10:02
I am playing guitar for them on Boxing Day. It's pretty rad - I convinced them to do a Thin Lizzy-style twin-guitar melody at the end of "Strike" to close out the song.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Cernunnos on 23 Dec 2007, 11:36
I love the title of the last song.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 23 Dec 2007, 11:51
Apparently one of the teams that participates in either the Lumberjack Games or the Highland Games out in Nova Scotia listens to that song and sings along as a team prior to every game.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: imapiratearg on 23 Dec 2007, 12:19
These guys are pretty awesome, Johnny.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: october1983 on 24 Dec 2007, 06:47
Catchy pop music is definitely right, I like it a lot.
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Post by: Phaedra on 25 Dec 2007, 01:38
I too enjoy this greatly. I've been playing it all day whilst driving my friends around the town, it suits the 41 C weather perfectly. :wink:
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Kai on 25 Dec 2007, 09:11
So I have listened to this probably three times now, and it has reminded me that it is possible to make pop music that does not sacrifice some semblance of originality.

Nicely done, Polymaths. Nicely done.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: GenericName on 13 Jan 2008, 18:22
Interesting story: My sister enjoyed this album, even though she usually hates my music. She will now not stop asking me to give her "the Saskatchewan song", so named because that's the only lyric she can remember.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jan 2008, 20:27
A concert held at the house of two Polymaths on Friday night resulted in donations of $657, which is about $57 more than they needed to press the record.

With any luck the street date is February. Get your cash ready, kids.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Carlyism on 13 Jan 2008, 23:36
Is there any album art that goes with this?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 14 Jan 2008, 00:45
Not until it is officially and legally released, I'm afraid. If it makes you feel better the art is supposedly pretty nice.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: McTaggart on 14 Jan 2008, 07:15
I listened to this and it was pretty neat. Then I listened to it a couple more times and was really tempted to try and find Richard Kingsmill's email address.

(he's a radio person here in australia, does the new music show on triple j, seems to like good things)
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: öde on 14 Jan 2008, 10:00
This sneaks up on you. It is sneaky, and delicious.
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Post by: PacoSees on 14 Jan 2008, 11:34
I was tentative when you said "catchy pop music", but this is pretty swell, Johnny.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Chrasstor on 15 Jan 2008, 05:03
I just wanted to show my respects, as I've been listening to The Polymaths for a few days now.
This band is a pretty awesome 'feel-good' indie-pop band. They don't bring a whole lot new to the table, but they're definitely awesome to just listen to and chill with. I like it!

Keep us posted!(punnotintended)
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: öde on 16 Jan 2008, 18:55
I've been trying to hold it, but I can't.

MY FLANNEL IS RED, MY HAIR IS UNRULY,
EVEN MY MOTHER CAN'T LOVE THIS FACE TRULY,
THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS, SO MUCH TO DISCOVER,
I'M GONNA REACH OUT AND FIND ME A LOVER,
I'M A JACK OF ALL TRADES, BUT MOSTLY OF LUMBER,
I TOPPLED THOSE TREES WITH GREAT CHOPS OF THUNDER,
DOWN TO THE STUMPS, WELL AIN'T THAT A PITY,
I'LL CLEARCUT YOUR HEART ON MY WAY TO THE CITY.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: bbqrocks on 25 Jan 2008, 17:10
Sorry for the bump, but this is just excellent. Do they have any other material?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 25 Jan 2008, 19:21
This is their first recorded output, and technically it's not even for sale yet. A strong response would make it easier for them to keep recording and probably even tour.

I'll let you guys know when it's for sale, I promise. In the meantime, feel free to let them know what you think (http://www.myspace.com/polymaths).
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: mayfly on 25 Jan 2008, 22:23
This is freakin' awesome. I don't buy music very often, but I will definitely buy this album when it comes out officially. :-)
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: bbqrocks on 27 Jan 2008, 09:39
I've been listening to this at least once every day since I downloaded it. It's exactly what I wanted, even though I didn't know it.  :-)

The only criticism I have is that 'strike' is quite a powerful song, but the rest of them aren't as powerful. But they are still excellent.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: GenericName on 27 Jan 2008, 15:21
Guys, this is quite silly. I see some of you on the last.fm page for Polymaths, and I actually recognize the names or avatars.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: bbqrocks on 27 Jan 2008, 15:54
Dammit, I listened to them so much on my Ipod but when I tried to scrobble the 40 or so listens it gave me an error. Doh!

My last.fm username is bbqrocks, btw. I left a comment on the polymaths page...Anyone gonna put in a description?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: rotham on 27 Jan 2008, 15:59
thanks for this, it's really great. i'll be sure to purchase it when it gets a proper release.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: psyne on 29 Jan 2008, 16:02
Wow, I'm on my second listen and I really like them. Thanks for the upload! I'm adding them on myspace.

Johnny, you should have them check out last.fm - apparently they're doing a program now where artists can put up full songs earn royalties on them. Might be something they want to check out. http://blog.last.fm/2008/01/23/free-the-music
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 29 Jan 2008, 23:14
MY FLANNEL IS RED, MY HAIR IS UNRULY,
EVEN MY MOTHER CAN'T LOVE THIS FACE TRULY,
THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS, SO MUCH TO DISCOVER,
I'LL GO TO REGINA TO FIND ME A LOVER,
I'M A JACK OF ALL TRADES, BUT MOSTLY OF LUMBER,
I TOPPLED THOSE TREES WITH GREAT CHOPS OF THUNDER,
DOWN TO THE STUMPS, WELL AIN'T THAT A PITY,
I'LL CLEARCUT YOUR HEART ON MY WAY TO THE CITY.

The reason I know this is because I am audibly singing it on the track.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Apr 2008, 02:02
A month and a bit, kids.

(http://photos-003.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/genericv2/1954/67/01AwcAX179eHMAFZQBAAAABbZ0RnM:.jpg)
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: pinkpiche on 26 Apr 2008, 02:09
That is an excellent cover!
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Post by: Tom on 26 Apr 2008, 02:38
I lost the EP when my old computer crashed. I really enjoyed it when I had so if I have the money I'll buy a copy when it's released.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: öde on 26 Apr 2008, 03:47
I'LL GO TO REGINA TO FIND ME A LOVER,

The reason I know this is because I am audibly singing it on the track.

In a ridiculous accent.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Yoeni on 26 Apr 2008, 14:21
After seeing all those positive comments I'd love to listen to this EP aswell, however the link in the first post seems to be dead. Is there any way someone could upload it? I'd be very grateful! Thanks a lot in advance.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: 4x4lo8o on 26 Apr 2008, 15:10
Yeah, the download link in the first post is dead. Could someone upload it again?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: StaedlerMars on 26 Apr 2008, 16:53
You could have a look at the myspace page linked above. linked (http://www.myspace.com/polymaths) again for emphasis.

Jonny this sounds brilliant. I'll definitly be looking out for this record when it comes to stores.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Jul 2008, 21:49
The EP is ready.

You'll be able to get it from Sonic Unyon (http://www.sonicunyonstore.com/) or iTunes within the month, and if you're too antsy to wait for that you can e-mail Craig at happinessisawarmgun_ [at] hotmail [dot] com.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 05 Sep 2008, 19:19
So, literally months after that last post, I have received word about two things.

1) They will soon be getting reviews in, so far, Chart and Magnet.
2) The EP will finally - finally - be available from Sonic Unyon on October 28th.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Dimmukane on 05 Sep 2008, 20:53
I hadn't clicked the link until just now.  What a pleasant surprise...
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Durin on 05 Sep 2008, 21:33
Aw. I definitely want this now.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: kifsteve on 06 Sep 2008, 00:59
anyone have a working actual download for this?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: öde on 06 Sep 2008, 06:28
You can hear like 2/6ths of the album on myspace. You should definitely buy this if you like what you hear there because they need your cash to keep making sweet music.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Nov 2008, 16:58
You can get it digitally from Sonic Unyon (http://www.sonicunyonstore.com/product_info.php?cPath=1250_1260&products_id=2160&osCsid=ca9368cd1df0d6870d8a99e295b96dd7) or, if you'd like, directly through myself (if you want a physical copy - give me a week to iron out details on this as I'll have to figure out shipping costs).

Sorry there's no easy outlet to just get a CD, I don't know what the fuck.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Nov 2008, 16:59
p.s. when my EP comes out you will just be able to get it digitally from me for free and if you want a hard copy just ask me and we can Do Business
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: billiumbean on 08 Nov 2008, 00:43
From the reviews given on this page, I already know I like it, and I haven't listened to it yet.

MySpace is being a butt by not loading properly, so my hunger for new good music groans on for now.

Oh, sweet it loaded.

This is frigging great...

Shit...
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: valley_parade on 08 Nov 2008, 09:30
p.s. when my EP comes out you will just be able to get it digitally from me for free and if you want a hard copy just ask me and we can Do Business

When is this going to be?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: sean on 08 Nov 2008, 09:46
And are you doing vinyl, like you were contemplating?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Dimmukane on 08 Nov 2008, 10:37
I am picking this up once I clear my credit card bill (only 250$ to go!)
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 11 Apr 2009, 15:02
yo i know we haven't done this topic in a while but if you bought the album in any form please send me a PM, there are some royalty issues goin on
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: billiumbean on 14 Apr 2009, 23:37
What happened?
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 15 Apr 2009, 14:34
They haven't been contacted by the people who put their record on iTunes so if there's been sales they haven't seen a cent.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Dimmukane on 15 Apr 2009, 15:00
Well, shit, man.  If they have a paypal or something, I'll give them whatever percentage of profits they were supposed to get.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 15 Apr 2009, 17:00
If you've bought it already, you've done your part.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Jun 2009, 19:13
(http://tindeck.com/image/zdgl/stats.png) (http://tindeck.com/listen/zdgl)
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: billiumbean on 26 Jun 2009, 22:29
That song's pretty good, even for a "rough mix".

What direction are they going in, do you know?  Are they trying to get signed, or is this more of a hobby than anything else?

EDIT:  They're signed to Young Soul Records, so nevermind.
Title: Re: My friends in Polymaths made an EP which will be released on Oct. 28th
Post by: A_S00 on 04 Nov 2020, 21:49
So I tried to find Duet to give it a listen today and couldn't find a copy.  Does this music still exist anywhere?  Their myspace seems defunct.

At least Strike (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyzaH5eiowA) is still around.