03 February 2013

Wonderfully Weird World of Jason Polland

While revisiting some Jason Polland CDs today, we were struck to find that we had never promoted him on this blog. Jason Polland holds a dear place in the hearts of lovers of oddio! Polland's works call to mind the quirky new wave of Oingo Boingo and Devo. In fact, his voice often reminds one of Danny Elfman.

In most releases, you might hear the arty genius of Logan Whitehurst and The Jr. Science Club (on FMA and Happy Puppy Records) and They Might Be Giants. In other releases, you might hear the cabaret styles of acts like The Dresden Dolls.

You will find your own diverse comparisons, and also find that Polland's work is its own brand of wonderfully weird. You don't have take our word for it, because Jason Pollard offers a large chunk of his catalog of works on the Brave New Weird label (on Internet Archive) for you to enjoy without charge.

Jason Polland's  musical projects:
  • Mental Rental (1988 - 1998)
  • Archbishop Jason Polland (1991 - 2010)
  • Used (1995 - 1996; 1997 reunion show; 1999 reunion album)
  • The Nourishment (1998 - 2003; 2006 reunion show; 2007 reunion show)
  • New Big Black Mr. Super-Soul Bad Sugar Man (1999 - 2001)
  • Plague Party (2008 - 2011)

Try some!