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Polygon

Polygon: Demo

Demo (2009)

self-released


3.5
Polygon is the new getup for members of Long Island's Sleepwall, and pretty much follows that band's idea of '90s alt-pop/college rock-influenced tunes--in a good way. The band's incredibly solid four-song demo kicks off with "Built for Tricks" and its plaintive, slightly breathy and smooth vocal...

Polygon is the new getup for members of Long Island's Sleepwall, and pretty much follows that band's idea of '90s alt-pop/college rock-influenced tunes--in a good way.

The band's incredibly solid four-song demo kicks off with "Built for Tricks" and its plaintive, slightly breathy and smooth vocal delivery that's a bit out of their genre--it's kinda reminiscent of someone like Ride's Andy Bell. As the song bounces along, you kinda wish there was a little more 'umph' to his voice when the song calls for it, but since this is only the demo, one expects 'im to get a little adventurous later on. This is really just the foundation, and it's established firmly elsewhere in "Creepy Feelings," which hints at a moodier atmosphere yet incorporates a sunnier guitar bridge. "Coming Around" and closer "Familiar Faces" finish with the light but nimble mode of delivery.

This is a grower for sure, but Polygon have something pretty awesome and promising going on.

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Built for Tricks
Creepy Feelings
Familiar Faces