Polyrhythmics sound originated in Seattle’s underground deep funk scene combining impossibly tight grooves with bold brass and hypnotic percussion that showcased elements of R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat which defined the instrumental group’s early era sound.
Now on their thirteenth year as a recording project and touring ensemble, the band’s sound continues to evolve following six full length albums, several EPs and live releases. The virtuosic musicianship and musical conversation built on a relentless touring schedule of the previous decade has led them to a brand of psych-funk that fills a room with an impending mood where anything could happen – sometimes evoking their brighter and cinematic Fela-influences, but also a more sinister and darker turn toward a more progressive sonic palette.
Ben Bloom: Guitars, Grant Schroff: Drums, Nathan Spicer: Keyboards, Jason Gray: Bass, Scott Morning: Trumpet, Elijah Clark: Trombone, Art Brown: Sax and Flute
Marshall Poole is: Melanie, Rider, Seth and Michael, a band of classically trained musicians who collaborate within multiple projects in the Boise music scene (including singer/bassist Melanie who is a rotating bassist for Boise legends Built to Spill). They weave multiple genres and techniques together; psychedelic instrumentals with southern-rock pop songs and heavy riffs with intricate melodies.
They have shared the stage with popular acts including Ty Segall, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Entrance Band, Screaming Females, The Thermals, Thunderpussy, Delicate Steve and more.
Marshall Poole released their first full-length album ‘Totems’ in 2015 under Defendu Records. ‘Totems’ quickly put Marshall Poole on the map for the album’s high energy and heavy riffs, later deeming the band a “sweaty rock n’ roll hurricane” by the Idaho Statesman. However, the band wanted to move in a different direction after incorporating keyboardist/composer Seth Graham into the lineup. After two years of recording in multiple locations, they finally released their Sophomore album ‘Pasadena’ in January 2019, available on all streaming services.