Polyphia is a 4 piece instrumental outfit from Plano, Texas. The band features incredible musicianship and some of the most interesting and memorable instrumental music, up there with Cloudkicker. The band had a strong following before Equal Vision signed them about a year ago, releasing a few EPs on Bandcamp. In 2014, the band self-released their debut album Muse, which was later re-released after they signed to Equal Vision.
Today, the band announced Renaissance, their latest effort, and released the first single off it, “Euphoria.” While the song is not like some of the other singles off Muse like “Champagne” or “Finale,” where it's either heavy on solos or just generally heavier, I still like this. The tone is still as bright as it was on Muse, the instrumentation is top-notch, and is unlike any other act. The single is a little slower and mellower, but still shows off how talented these guys are.
Probably the best detail of this whole thing is that we don’t have to wait very long. The album is out March 11th. You can find the video for “Euphoria” here, and their Merchnow, where you can preorder Renaissance, here.
- Alex B.