After spending last summer simmering with anti-fascist rage, POLYACHi decided to take the gloves off forever.
The Iowa-based sludge punk duo—made up of cousins Schuyler and Des—recently released “GOOSESTEP,” which is the second single from their upcoming album, THE BLUEBiRD OF NOTHiNGNESS.
“GOOSESTEP” is an anti-fascist anthem written with the intent of damaging the egos of those who uphold systems of oppression. Fittingly named after a military marching style, the song calls out people who turn a blind eye and keep in line instead of putting up a fight.
Don’t cower, acquiesce, and
claim that you did your best when
Your power sits at rest and
your soul screams
Fight for survival!
“GOOSESTEP” was made to be obviously critical, and POLYACHi shares it is “directed toward anyone standing in complicit silence as facism sweeps America and as fascists carry out a genocide against the trans community.”
Musically, the track is a blend of punk, metal and industrial noise. Behind POLYACHi’s aggressive vocals are blaring guitars and clamorous percussion that reflect the feelings of rage with which the song was written.
Listen to “GOOSESTEP” below and stay tuned for more releases from POLYACHi’s upcoming album.