Originally released on CD-only by Olympia’s Chainsaw Records, queer punk-pop superheroes Infinite X’s eponymous LP will be remastered and reissued February 5 on Jealous Butcher Records — making it available on vinyl + digitally for the first time ever. Full of punk-pop energy and melodic gems, the group have shared the album track “Joanna.”
“I wrote this song a year before I met and fell in love with a girl named Joanna. The song just came out in one sitting…. with very few edits and only two chords the whole way through,” says Tamala. “It was also difficult to play live because the drum machine part is relentlessly monotonous (poor Scotty!)
Scotty muses, “I remember Tamala had a Moog and a drum machine and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen with them. Then playing this song live, trying to recreate the sound of the drum machine, you just can’t do it.”
Jody adds, “We tried to tap into the healing power of pure rock energy, add some hooks, harmonies, and sing-along lyrics, and just feel it all. I love harmonizing with Tamala, especially when we cross from low to high in the chorus.”
Infinite X’s formed as a collaborative project featuring Tamala Poljak (Longstocking, Automaticans, Team Dresch) along with Jody Bleyle (Team Dresch, Hazel), Whitney Skillcorn (Robo Sapien), and Scotty Walsh (Automaticans). Produced by Richard Baluyut (Versus) and engineered by Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In), the self-titled LP is inclusive, infectious and raw, packed with pent-up angst and love songs to exes who changed your life.