Skating Polly’s Unveil “Queen For A Day” Video & Announce New LP


Sibling punk-rock trio Skating Polly have announced the release of their fifth studio full-length album – The Make It All Show – for May 4th via El Camino Media. The threesome tracked the record this past Winter at Seagrass Studio in Los Angeles with producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair) who helmed last year’s New Trick EP (feat. Louise Post and Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt). Skating Polly are also unveiling the video for “Queen For A Day”, the first new track from The Make It All Show, which features guest vocals from the song’s co-writer Exene Cervenka – the producer of the band’s 2013 album Lost Wonderfuls and singer of seminal punk band X.

The lyrics for this song came from a conversation we had backstage with Exene about the old game show Queen For A Day. The premise of the show was that women with tragic stories (sick children, dead husbands, poverty, etc) would compete against each other for applause from the audience. The winner would get a washing machine or whatever household prize they asked for and be crowned Queen For A Day. Months after this conversation Exene sent me lyrics in a text and we wrote the song around them. She’s singing on the second and third choruses too. We wanted the video to emulate the old show but also look like it was directed by John Waters.” – Kelli Mayo.

Confirmed Tour Dates
March 21st @ Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID
w/ The Go! Team
March 24th @ Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA
March 25th @ The Casbah in San Diego, CA
March 27th @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA
March 29th @ Doug Fir in Portland, OR
March 30th @ Neumos in Seattle, WA
March 31st @ The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, BC

April 25th @ Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT
April 28th @ Rumba Café in Columbus, OH
April 29th @ Melody Inn in Indianapolis IN
w/ Charly Bliss
May 2nd @ The Camel in Richmond, VA
May 3rd @ Kings in Raleigh, NC
May 6th @ Vinyl in Pensacola, FL
May 8th @ Stubb’s Indoor in Austin, TX
May 9th @ Three Links in Dallas, TX
May 11th @ Marquis Theater in Denver, CO
May 12th @ Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO
May 14th @ RecordBar in Kansas City, MO
May 15th @ Raccoon Motel in Davenport, IA
May 17th @ Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL
May 18th @ Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI
May 19th @ Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON

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