The three members of Florida’s Polyenso always have their ears perked up, ready and willing to absorb whatever music or artist comes their way. The seeds of their ever-evolving indie rock sound were sown on their debut album, 2012’s well-received One Big Particular Loop, and continue to grow some three years later.
As they ready their sophomore LP, Pure In The Plastic (due out this fall), the band — comprised of Alex Schultz, Brennan Taulbee, and Denny Agosto — have refined their songwriting chops, as well as looked to genre-bending acts Flying Lotus and Björk for inspiration. According to a press release, the St. Petersburg natives have also enlisted the help of producer Jason Pennock (Michelle Williams, The Pussycat Dolls) and explored various ways in which they could turn random objects like spatulas and packing peanuts into makeshift instruments for their music.
For a glimpse at what Polyenso has in the works for the new record, take a listen to “Osaka Son”. “This song is about head versus heart,” Schultz tells Consequence of Sound. “In this case, you’re focusing on the head. It’s about all of those things you do throughout your life — big and small — that may not fulfill your soul, but for the meantime, you’re content because you’ve satisfied some kind of immediate desire. Like sleeping with someone you don’t love, or spending frivolously on things outside of your means, or taking drugs …”
Though the song is meant to draw attention to the silliness of some of our daily decisions, sonically, it’s a serene number that, in addition to indie rock, features bits of laid-back country twang, warm island rhythms, and even hints of soul. Listen in below.