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Official site of the band, Poland.

Poland show at the Royal Room with Lushy!

Poland will be performing at the Royal Room Friday, May 22nd, opening the night for Lushy.. Poland lead singer/guitarist Mark Romanowski will be in Seattle that week to perform the Poland show and Super Jam at The Triple Door the following evening.

 

NEW RELEASE: Welcome to The Golden Age of Everything – Poland

One of Seattle’s best kept secrets – sparkling orchestral pop from Poland!

The album is distributed by Proper (CD & worldwide digital) and available at all good music outlets. Buy direct from Folkwit Records at our Bandcamp site and get the CD plus an instant download of the album via the player above or this link:

Find it on iTunes or Amazon MP3:
Welcome to the Golden Age of Everything - PolandWelcome to the Golden Age of Everything - Poland

Taking inspiration from the likes of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds, Queen’s A Night At The Opera, and the Kinks’ Village Green Preservation Society,Poland continues in the tradition of creating well-crafted pop songs with a strong emphasis on song-writing, involved arrangements and subtle orchestration. Check out this video of Sundial – a track from the album:

Guitarist/composer Mark Bombara formed Poland in 2006 with a group of enthusiastic Seattle musicians including drummer Shane Peck, violinist/string arranger Janet Utterback-Peck, bassist Noah Wilson, violinist Karen Halliburton and viola player Brianna Atwell. The 2007 addition of Bombara’s long-time friend Mark Romanowski as singer/guitarist/co-writer completed the line-up. Both Bombara and Romanowski are multi-instrumentalists, experimenting with different instrumentation such as banjo, melodica, vibraphone, keyboards, lap steel, glockenspiel, and ukulele on their recordings.

Poland self-released their first two albums on their own Class M Records. Their third CD, Most of Them Are Clockwork, and latest CD, Please Interstellar Policeman, both released on Series Two Records, are getting radio airplay around the world, including airplay on national stations such as Sweden’s P3 and the UK’s BBC. Their song “Your Sunday Book” is featured on a BBC 6 podcast from November 8th, 2009, available at www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/trintro/. Their music is being played on many college and independent stations as well, and has charted as high as #1 at the UNO MAV Radio.

Poland’s song “Dear Miss Kensington” was recently featured on the Mercedes Benz website: www.mercedes-benz.tv/mixedtape, from November 10, 2009 through January 5, 2010. Poland was one of ten new artists from around the globe chosen for this edition of the Mixed Tape.

Poland’s last CD, Please Interstellar Policeman, was selected by The Levee Breaking as one of five albums featured on their quarterly “Album Showcase” for the months of January through March, 2010. See more at: www.theleveebreaking.com

Poland has been selected as a CMJ/Sonicbids Spotlight artist for the week of February 28, 2010. The band will be highlighted on both the CMJ and Sonicbids home pages for one week.

Poland’s previous live performances include a performance this past summer, 2009, at the Nebraska Pop Festival, along with other national and international pop acts.

Poland

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Poland - "Sundial" Soon to be released on the new Poland album The Golden Age of Everything on Folkwit Records, April 2014.

Poland song, "Finally September" recreated for the new Prefab Sprout Project album, Sproutless - "Insights from Retrospect"

Fans of Prefab Sprout; we are proud to announce that one of our songs, "Finally September" was chosen to be on The Prefab Sprout Project album Sproutless, "Insights From Retrospect". This album is chock full of original songs that pay great homage to the music of Paddy McAloon and Prefab Sprout.. written by fans and for fans. Poland contributed the track Finally September (which is track 8). This recording features all members of Poland on the instrumental tracks, and is sung by Scott McPherson and Andrea Perry in the style of Prefab Sprout. The website with more info and ordering info is: www.theprefabsproutproject.com

Coming soon! Our new release, "Golden Age of Everything" on Folkwit Records. Stay tuned!

Poland is now on Folkwit Records and our new release "Golden Age of Everything" will be released very soon. The following is a link to our artist page on Folkwit Records' website: Folkwit Records - Poland artist page

A compilation of our work on the Series Two Records is now available on bandcamp.

The new Poland album, 'The Colors of the Merchant Star' is now available on bandcamp.

A compilation of our work on the Series Two Records label will be released shortly. Stay tuned for details on "The Best of Series Two".

A new Poland release, 'The Colors of the Merchant Star' is nearing completion. Please stay tuned for details.

New Show added! Poland will perform at the Can Can on April 29th, 10pm!

Poland is in the Top Ten CDS: February 2012 - daggerzine.com 3.13.12

http://daggerzine.com/topten_main.html

DAGGER TOP TEN'S

TOP 10 CDS: FEBRUARY 2012
1. burning hearts- extinctions (shelflife)
2. the wedding present- valentina (scopitones)
3. perfume genius- put your back n 2 it (matador)
4. mark sultan- whatever/whenever (in the red)
5. the plimsouls- beach town confidential : live at the golden bear 1983 (alive total energy)
6. poland- the sun and the sitting room (class m)
7. the holiday crowd- over the bluffs (shelflife)
8. jennifer o'connor- i want what you want (kiam)
9. terry malts- killing time (slumberland)
10.cotton mather- kontiki (reissue) (star apple kingdom)

 

New review of the Poland CD - The Sun and the Sitting Room on Daggerzine.com, 1.30.12

http://www.daggerzine.com/reviews_main.html

Poland
THE SUN AND THE SITTING ROOM -(CLASS M)-Poland’s latest record is a pure delight, a brilliant meld of, say, vintage Randy Newman — when he used lot of clarinets and other band instruments — with Dukes of Stratosphear-era XTC. And, um, I hear a bit of Queen, circa Queen II (the song “Nocturne of Blonde” even hints at “The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke,” and just for knowing that, this could be the last review I ever write for Dagger). Each song offers surprises at every turn, from sharp melodies (“Toward Albion”), chamber pop niceties (“The Orderly Life of Mr. Barrows) and ELO-type bombast (the amazing final track “Emily and Alice in the Fall, Part 3”). The watchword with this disc is strings: Some combination of violins and violas appear on nearly every track. It’s a departure from the Seattle outfit’s previous efforts that were far more linear and quite transistor-radio friendly (lots of treble, lots of swing), but Sun. . .is no less excellent. It’s is a smart record for all sorts of music lovers,. I absolutely can’t wait to watch this band continue to develop. myspace.com/classmrecords ANDY GIEGERICH

Show just added!

We'll playing a set of music at the Sunset Tavern on Thursday, February 2nd, opening for Hondo II and The Bourbonites. If you missed our Skylark show, here's your chance to come out and experience the music of the band Poland!

Poland performance at the Skylark in West Seattle, Friday, January 13th, 2011

We'll playing a set of music at the Skylark Cafe & Club January 13th. We're sharing the bill with Sweet Secrets, 3rd act TBA.

Sweet Secrets
http://www.sweetsecretsband.com/

POLAND
http://poland.bandcamp.com/

Poland - Live at the Skylark


$5 Cover
Skylark becomes 21+ after 9pm

Skylark Cafe & Club
3803 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
http://www.skylarkcafe.com/

 

Poland performance at the Skylark in West Seattle, Saturday, October 8, 2011

We'll playing a set of music at the Skylark Cafe & Club October 8th to celebrate the release of our new album, The Sun and the Sitting Room. We're sharing the bill with Paco Jones and Pacific Nomadic.

PACIFIC NOMADIC
scheduled October 8, 2011 from 11:00 PM to midnightish
http://www.pacificnomadic.com/media.aspx

POLAND cd release party
scheduled October 8, 2011 from 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
http://poland.bandcamp.com/

PACO JONES
scheduled October 8, 2011 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
http://soundcloud.com/paco-jones


$5 Cover
Skylark becomes 21+ after 9pm

Skylark Cafe & Club
3803 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
http://www.skylarkcafe.com/

 

 

 

 

New review of the new Poland album, The Sun and the Sitting Room on Noise City; Immagine

review of the new Poland album, The Sun and the Sitting Room on Noise City

'Splendido disco baroque/melodico/psych, sontuoso e pepperiano, dolce e amaro. Attenzione: questo non è il solito disco Beatles-inspired, qui c'è molto di più, compresa una notevole imprevedibilità di fondo, e canzoni/non canzoni in continua evoluzione. Capita così, in Towards Albion, di incrociare i Gentle Giant, o di citare i primissimi Queen (quelli di The Fairy Feller Master's Stroke) inNocturne of the Blonde, per poi sciogliersi in un sax struggente e in cori celestiali. Splendida anche Video Parish, inizio chitarra acustica e flauto, poi si entra in pieno clima Songs from the Wood, per poi tornare miracolosamente al Sergente, e...il resto ve lo nascondo, scopritelo da soli. 
Lavoro che comprime in un solo album tutta l'enfasi di un genere e decine di riferimenti incrociati, per riversarli in un fiume in piena colorato e orchestrale, come se Beatles, Beach Boys e Bacharach giocassero col prog, sfiorandolo divertiti, senza mai toccarlo. Bellissimo. '

The new Poland album The Sun and the Sitting Room is now available on cdbaby.com!! cdbaby.com/cd/poland5

 

The new Poland album The Sun and the Sitting Room is now available on bandcamp.com!! poland.bandcamp.com

the band Poland

Taking inspiration from the likes of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Queen's A Night At The Opera, and the Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society, Poland continues in the tradition of creating well-crafted pop songs with a strong emphasis on song-writing, involved arrangements and subtle orchestration.

Guitarist/composer Mark Bombara formed Poland in 2006 with a group of enthusiastic Seattle musicians including drummer Shane Peck, violinist/string arranger Janet Utterback-Peck, bassist Noah Wilson, violinist Karen Halliburton and viola player Brianna Atwell. The 2007 addition of Bombara's long-time friend Mark Romanowski as singer/guitarist/co-writer completed the line-up. Both Bombara and Romanowski are multi-instrumentalists, experimenting with different instrumentation such as banjo, melodica, vibraphone, keyboards, lap steel, glockenspiel, and ukulele on their recordings.

Poland self-released their first two albums on their own Class M Records. Their third CD, Most of Them Are Clockwork, and latest CD, Please Interstellar Policeman, both released on Series Two Records, are getting radio airplay around the world, including airplay on national stations such as Sweden's P3 and the UK's BBC. Their song "Your Sunday Book" is featured on a BBC 6 podcast from November 8th, 2009, available at www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/trintro/. Their music is being played on many college and independent stations as well, and has charted as high as #1 at the UNO MAV Radio.

Poland's song "Dear Miss Kensington" was recently featured on the Mercedes Benz website: www.mercedes-benz.tv/mixedtape, from November 10, 2009 through January 5, 2010. Poland was one of ten new artists from around the globe chosen for this edition of the Mixed Tape.

Poland's latest CD, Please Interstellar Policeman, was selected by The Levee Breaking as one of five albums featured on their quarterly "Album Showcase" for the months of January through March, 2010. See more at: www.theleveebreaking.com

Poland has been selected as a CMJ/Sonicbids Spotlight artist for the week of February 28, 2010. The band will be highlighted on both the CMJ and Sonicbids home pages for one week.

Poland's previous live performances include a performance this past summer, 2009, at the Nebraska Pop Festival, along with other national and international pop acts.

Learn more about Poland... www.sonicbids.com/Poland

Musicians

Mark Romanowski - Guitar, Vocals, Other Instruments and Sounds

Mark Bombara - Guitar, Other Instruments and Sounds

Shane Peck - Drums, Percussion, Vocals - Website: www.shanepeck.com

Janet Utterback-Peck - Violin, Melodica, String Arrangements

Karen Halliburton - Violin, Vocals, Melodica, String Arrangements

Noah Wilson - Bass, Vocals, String Arrangments

Brianna Atwell - Viola, String Arrangements

Nanda Wilson - Live Percussion

Poland

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"Welcome to The Golden Age of Everything LP (2014) Folkwit Records

"The Best of Series Two" Compilation LP (2013) Class M Records

"The Colors of the Merchant Star" LP (2013) Class M Records

"The Sun and the Sitting Room" LP (2011) Class M Records

"Please Interstellar Policeman" LP (2009) Series Two Records

"Most of Them Are Clockwork" LP (2008) Series Two Records

"Schoolboy Crush on Che Guevara" LP (2008) Class M Records

"Tuesdays & Wednesdays" LP (2007) Class M Records

Audio

Songs from the cd "Please Interstellar Policeman"

"Mundo Fine"

"Your Sunday Book"

"Terrapin Lane"

"Mayfly"

Videos

Poland - "Sundial", from the album The Sun and the Sitting Room, 2011. Soon to be released on the new Poland album The Golden Age of Everything on Folkwit Records, April 2014.

Poland - "Tristesse Before The War", from the album The Colors of the Merchant Star, 2013. Soon to be released on the new Poland album The Golden Age of Everything on Folkwit Records, April 2014.

Video for the Poland song, Your Sunday Book. Music by: Poland, Artwork by Nanda Wilson, Video and Animation by Jesse Bell. Created in 2009.

Poland performing "Mundo Fine" with the Seattle Rock Orchestra for SRO's "Holiday Spectacular", December 2010

Poland performing "On Parade" with the Seattle Rock Orchestra for SRO's "Holiday Spectacular", December 2010

UPCOMING SHOWS:

future shows to be announced shortly...

 

PAST SHOWS:

MAY 22nd, 2015 Poland at the Royal Room

APR 29th, 2012 Poland at the Can Can

FEB 2nd, 2012 Poland at the Skylark

JAN 13th, 2012 Poland at the Skylark

OCT 8th, 2011 Poland at the Skylark

MAR 31, 2011 Poland at the Can Can

JAN 13, 2011 Poland at the Can can

DEC 11, 2010 Poland at the Fremont Abbey, Seattle Rock Orchestra Holiday Show

AUG 21, 2010 Poland at El Corazon

JUN 12, 2010 Poland at the Shanty Tavern

APR 29, 2010 Poland at the Can Can

APR 8, 2010 Poland at the Tiger Lounge

MAR 18, 2010 Poland at the Skylark

MAR 4, 2010 Poland at Neumos

FEB 24, 2010 Poland at Nectar

JAN 13, 2010 Poland at the Rendezvous

AUG 29, 2009 Poland at Nutty's - Sioux Falls, SD

AUG 28, 2009 Poland at the Nebraska Pop Music Festival - Omaha, NB

AUG 6, 2009 Poland at the Mix

JUN 17, 2009 Poland at the Comet

MAY 29, 2009 Poland at the Mix

APR 30, 2009 Poland at the Skylark

FEB 15, 2009 Poland at Jazzbones - Tacoma, WA

FEB 7, 2009 Poland at Rendezvous Theater, CD Release Party

SEP 12, 2008 Poland at the Skylark

AUG 27, 2008 Poland at Sunset Tavern

JUL 29, 2008 Poland at High Dive

MAY 28, 2008 Poland at the Sunset

MAY 9, 2008 Poland at the Rendezvous, CD Release Party

AUG 31, 2007 Poland at Christoff Gallery

JUN 8, 2007 Poland at the Rendezvous, Poland CD Release Party

"The Best of Series Two" Compilation LP (2013) Class M Records

"The Colors of the Merchant Star" LP (2013) Class M Records

"The Sun and the Sitting Room" LP (2011) Class M Records

Available at bandcamp.com: poland.bandcamp.com

Also available at cdbaby.com: cdbaby.com/cd/poland5

"Please Interstellar Policeman" LP (2009) Series Two Records

Available at the Series Two Records store: http://www.indiepages.com/seriestwo/store.html

"Most of Them Are Clockwork" LP (2008) Series Two Records

Available at the Series Two Records store: http://www.indiepages.com/seriestwo/store.html

"Schoolboy Crush on Che Guevara" LP (2008) Class M Records

Avalailable at CD Baby Schoolboy Crush On Che Guevara www.cdbaby.com/cd/polandmusic2

"Tuesdays & Wednesdays" LP (2007) Class M Records

Available at CD Baby Tuesdays & Wednesdays www.cdbaby.com/cd/polandmusic

For booking, promotions or music placement, please contact Mark Bombara.

email: johnnyastromusic@yahoo.com

Poland, Sonicbids Page: www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=199821

Poland, Myspace Page: www.myspace.com/polandmusic/

Poland, Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Poland/43801722409

Poland, Twitter Page: twitter.com/#!/Polandmusic

Poland, on Series Two Records: www.indiepages.com/seriestwo/poland

Poland, MySeattleNightOut.com Page: www.myseattlenightout.com/bands/147452/poland

Folkwit Records: Folkwit Records

Shane Peck, Official Site: Drummer Shane Peck, Official Site

Mr. & Mrs. Muffins, Bandcamp Page: mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com

Nanda Wilson: nandawilson.com

Pretty Abandoned, Myspace Page: www.myspace.com/prettyabandoned

Johnny Astro, Myspace Page: www.myspace.com/johnnyastromusic

Laguna, Official Site: www.lagunamusic.us

The Prefab Sprout Project: www.theprefabsproutproject.com

 

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