Ma Jolie threw themselves full force into the Philadelphia punk scene in 2012 with their debut release ...Compared To Giants. Combining the quick guitars and clever melodies of their post-hardcore namesake Bear vs. Shark with the raw energy of punk heros like Hot Water Music and Samiam, Ma Jolie revamp and revitalize two distinct styles of the late 90s. Merging their influences with a modern day sonic drive, Ma Jolie create a sound with the liveliness and diversity of their hometown.
With the release of Polars, Ma Jolie create a new level of power and urgency, each track growing in intensity and grit. Straining vocals and crafty guitar lines are fueled through their undeniable sense of vigor. Every phrase is forced into your head through energetic rhythms and catchy, likable melodies. Vocalist Mike Stoloski howls each word with a sense of purpose, shaping lines that stick with you. For Ma Jolie, Polars is a huge step forward into the powerful playing field of the punk rock scene.
LMO-004 Ma Jolie - Polars
November 2013 · Lame-O Records · 004