Best of 2012 – #5
The Pollies – Where the Lies Begin (This Is American Music)
Imagine sitting alone in a bar. Some band is playing. You sit, head on hand, beer in front of you. After three or four songs the band sounds familiar. You tap your toe, trying to recall where you’ve heard the song the band is playing.
This is the beauty of Where the Lies Begin, the debut album from The Pollies. On the surface every song is warm and comforting. And then they end, moving on to the next. Somewhere in between, amidst the pedal steel, keys and horns, lies a story you’ve likely lived yourself.