Premieres Music Video for
“Lay Down Your Arms” via CLASH Magazine
Check it out, here: http://bit.ly/CLASHjp
New Album “The Other Side of Midnight” Out Now
Mixed at David Lynch’s Asymmetrical Studios and Mixed by Lynch’s
Longtime Collaborator/Engineer, Dean Hurley (Twin Peaks)
“Jonny Polonsky may well be a new name to most, but mark it down – it’s one you’ll hear again and again…New album ‘The Other Side of Midnight’ is out now, and captured a certain David Lynch-ian treatment of the twilight gloom.” -CLASH Magazine
“It’s a haunting and driving mix of distorted guitar strums, gritty brooding vocals and a haunting atmospheric that is both melodic and mysterious.” -EARMILK
“The guy was born to be a rock star and he makes the music to back it up.” – Black Francis of The Pixies
“Baby, you’re a real motherfucker. And I mean that in the best sense of the word.“– Neil Diamond
“He came to CBGB’s Gallery and ripped it up…The charm of it is that he’s brought it into his own thing… He does it with soul.” – Jeff Buckley
LA-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Jonny Polonsky has premiered his new music video for “Lay Down Your Arms” via CLASH Magazine today, here: http://bit.ly/CLASHjp. Jonny released his new album “The Other Side Of Midnight” on May 12th after premiering singles “Lay Down Your Arms” via EARMILK and “Chip Away The Stone” via Consequence of Sound. He also recently teamed up with Guitar World to premiere an acoustic video for “Lay Down Your Arms,” here: http://bit.ly/1LfqQNG. Written and performed entirely by Polonsky and mixed by longtime Lynch collaborator/engineer, Dean Hurley at David Lynch’s Asymmetrical Studios, Jonny Polonsky’s The Other Side of Midnight is 35 minutes of strange and beautiful, melodic, sci-fi bliss. Stream the full album via Spotify, or purchase on iTunes. For additional information, please visit: www.jonnypolonsky.net.
On the new video, Polonsky shares, “This video was filmed in Salton Sea, a ramshackle desert town located a couple hours outside of Los Angeles. It’s a very strange place, but visually stunning. The director, Chris Deford, and I braved the sweltering summer sun, biblical droves of flies, and an epically rotten stench coming from off the water (there is such a high concentration of salt that it ends up killing a lot of the fish). But, hey, it’s only rock and roll, right? Chris did a great job, it looks beautiful. Enjoy.”
A teenager growing up in the Chicago suburbs just trying to get his music heard, Jonny Polonsky would stand outside venues and hand out homemade cassette tape demos under the name The Amazing Jonny Polonsky to musicians he admired. Eventually gaining the interest of Black Francis of The Pixies. Through Black’s influence, legendary producer Rick Rubin signed Polonsky to American Recordings and released his debut Hi My Name is Jonny in early 1996. The record was released to widespread glowing reviews, from the New York Times to MTV to music publications all across the globe. He and his live band supported Black Francis of The Pixies on a 12 week North American tour, and toured with the 1996 Lollapalooza tour for three weeks that summer, alongside artists including The Ramones, Devo, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, The Melvins, Metallica, Cheap Trick, Violent Femmes, Wu Tang Clan, Rancid, Steve Earle and Ben Folds Five.
Polonsky has lived an entire lifetime over the past decade. After opening for Audioslave in 2005, and spending some time in a short-lived band with Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave called Big Nose, Polonsky met Maynard James Keenan of Tool, and became an integral part of Keenan’s performance project, Puscifer, writing, recording and touring with them for several years.
Rick Rubin has championed Polonsky’s involvement in a number of studio/live performance collaborations with legends including Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Donovan, Pete Yorn, and Cedric Bixler of The Mars Volta.
A restless creative, Polonsky has continued to work and release his own solo music throughout his numerous artistic endeavors. “The Other Side of Midnight” was released on May 12th, 2015.
The Other Side of Midnight Tracklisting:
1. Chip Away The Stone
2. Lay Down Your Arms
3. Sunset Night
4. Waiting For Something
5. The Motherlode
6. Forever’s End
7. We Could Last Here Long
8. Going Home
Be sure to keep up with the band on their social networks:
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex