Poli High

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    " Marchant seats the tension just below the surface, and lets the air in. The surprise then is that in an album so firmly locked in the mindset of disease and its ultimate resolution, there’s ecstasy...... “Hovering Low” sounds like a “Strawberry Jam”-era Animal Collective demo, complete with a stuttering vocal part possibly pulled from Avey Tare’s book of tricks. Crunching drums make way to the EP’s finest moment in “Moonwalker,” a defiantly hale and hearty expression in a terrifying time....Like Spiritualized’s “Songs in A&E” before it, Marchant has used grim reality as a springboard for expression.....Marchant has a comparable songwriting knack, conjured most often in gut-punching lines that only sink in after the first few listens." -Dylan Owens, Denver Post reverb
    POLI HIGH is a new project from M.M., DENVER's favorite bearded curmudgeon and critically acclaimed songwriter, producer and guitarist. He is best known for fronting critically-acclaimed psychedelic rock collective WIDOWERS, playing guitar with Andy Hamilton's beloved defunct stoner rockers HOUSES, and releasing a series of solo EPs that explore everything from accessible spacey folk to dense headphone-friendly bitcrushed psychedelia.
    POLI HIGH was an accident - but we are fond of it. POLI HIGH is best when absorbed loudly through high-quality German headphones - be brave and ruin those ears.
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POLI HIGH is Mike Marchant with - Mark Weaver - Stringer Bell - Malachi Constant -

All songs written and recorded by MM at CLOUD COMMAND Spring 2014. All songs arranged by MM and MW.

Recorded to 1" and 1/4" tape, old Nikon cassette tape and ABLETON LIVE 8.0, using BLUE brand condenser microphones, AKG brand condenser and dynamic microphones, SHURE brand dynamic microphones, and AUDIO TECHNICA brand dynamic microphones.

Photographs by MM - Samara, COSTA RICA
Album Info sheet and Lyric Sheet by MM --


released May 3, 2014

MM- Vocals, Electric Guitars, Organ, Synthesizers, Acoustic Guitars, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Bass Guitars, Programming, Tape Loops, Lap Steel, Kalimba, Wurlitzer,

Mark Weaver - vocals on "The Caves"


Denver favorite psych-pop collective> WIDOWERS - voted DENVER'S BEST NEW BAND by WESTWORD's critics AND readers. "One of Denver's most powerful live shows" - The Denver Post // "Marchant and company deliver live-ditching the acoustic guitars and turning up the intensity and speed without neglecting their textured, zwell-crafted sounds"-Boulder Daily --new music streaming at soundcloud,com/widowers ---- 2008 Debut Full-length available at www.widowers.bandcamp.com. Facebook, if you're into that- www.facebook.com/pages/Widowers/167258320997

"One of Denver’s most admired songwriters and performers, Marchant’s engaging stage presence, affable demeanor and soulful performance always catch eyes and ears, whether he’s playing solo, fronting his psychedelic pop band, Widowers, or stepping out of the limelight to sing backup and play guitar with indie pop collective Houses."- The Denver Post
"...one of the area's most enchanting songwriters." - Westword "Mike Marchant has demonstrated a lackadaisical mastery of dreamy, druggy indie-folk" - Jason Heller, Onion A/V Club
"One of Denver's best songwriters" - Dave Herrera, Westword
Full Discography for sale and plenty of free things at www.mikemarchant.bandcamp.com - Facebook - www.facebook.com/mikemarchantmusic/



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Poli High Denver, Colorado

POLI HIGH is MM flying (mostly) solo / driving (largely) blind. MM fronts a noisy psych pop collective called Widowers. Critics from the Denver Post, Westword, and the Onion's AV club have called mr. M one of Colorado's best songwriters and live performers.

This EP was an accident, it was born out of anxiety
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Track Name: Moonwalker
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Track Name: The Caves
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Track Name: Arrow
arrow. oblio's best canine.
Track Name: Hovering Low
i - i - i - i -i -i let you come to me.
in vines and water
Track Name: Ends in a Tie
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