The Polyorchids to release debut album at The Palms

Winters-based band The Polyorchids (Justin Cox on guitar and vocals, Travis Cox on drums and Tony Clark on bass and vocals) will release their debut album at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, April 13. The Big Poppies will open. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $18. Courtesy photo

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Indie-punk band The Polyorchids will release their debut album with a show at The Palms Playhouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13. The self-titled release is the follow-up to their EP “Popgun” and is the trio’s first full length album.

Winters-based blues/rock band The Big Poppies will open the show.

The Polyorchids play a fast and loose mix of indie punk and folk music with literate lyrics, tight harmonies and propulsive beats.

Although the three men who comprise The Polyorchids — Justin Cox (guitar and vocals), Travis Cox (drums) and Tony Clark (bass and vocals) — played together in previous larger bands, The Polyorchids didn’t come together as a band until 2015 when the three men moved back to their hometown of Winters after some years spent living in different parts of the country.

The Polyorchids’ first release, the 2016 EP “Popgun,” was built upon a collection of melodic folk songs that individual members had written on acoustic guitars prior to the band’s existence. The Polyorchids gave those demos the loose-and-loud full-band treatment and started booking shows in Sacramento’s punk scene and playing regularly in Winters’ budding singer-songwriter scene.

The songs on the self-titled album they’ll release at The Palms were mostly written during the two years that followed, with the band members in the room together — although a few of the songs started out as old iPhone voice memos that predate even the songs on “Popgun.”

The songs on the album range from inward-facing stories of loss and love to outward-looking musings about the social and political climate that enveloped the culture while the album was being written.

The 10 tracks are bound by a melodic, lyrically-anchored approach to storytelling that affords minute details just as much prominence as larger themes.

The Polyorchids recorded the album during three sessions at Earth Tone Studios in Sacramento with Pat Hills, who also contributed organ, guitar and percussion to select tracks. Sacramento artist and musician Vinnie Guidera did the hand-drawn album artwork.

Tickets for The Polyorchids’ and The Big Poppies’ Friday, April 13, show are $18 and are available online via The Palms’ website and through Eventbrite, at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland and at the door if the show is not sold out.

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