8:00 PM, Doors at 7:30 PM
Help local indie-rockers The Polyorchids celebrate the release of their first full-length album with a live show at The Palms! They will be joined by The Big Poppies, led by Winters’ own Max Van Dyke.
The Polyorchids’ self-titled album will be the follow-up to 2015’s Popgun EP. That album was built mostly upon a collection of melodic folk songs that the individual members had written quietly on acoustic guitars prior to starting the band. The Polyorchids formed when Justin Cox (guitar/vocals), Tony Clark (bass/vocals) and Travis Cox (drums) moved back to their hometown of Winters after some years spent living in different parts of the country. They gave those demos the loose-and-loud full-band treatment and and started booking shows along the periphery of Sacramento’s punk scene and playing regularly in Winters’ budding singer-songwriter scene.
The self-titled album they’ll release in April was written during the two years that followed, with the band members mostly in the room together – although a few of the songs started out as old iPhone voice memos that predate even the songs on the Popgun EP. The album was recorded during three sessions at Earth Tone Studios in Sacramento by the gifted Pat Hills, who also contributed organ, guitar and percussion to select tracks. The album artwork was hand-drawn by Sacramento artist and musician Vinnie Guidera.
The Big Poppies is Max Van Dyke, Ari Schwartz, and Chris Preston.