Straight out of Des Moines, IA, aka the ninth best place to live in the entire world, Greg Wheeler and the Polygamist Mall Cops deliver manic garage punk slime at its finest — whatever that means.
Greg Wheeler (The Wheelers, The Slats, Night Stories) joins veteran cult rock freak Bob Nastanovich (Pavement, Silver Jews), music wunderkind Joryn Brown (Quick Piss, Crooked Torus) and newcomer Jill McLain-Meister to forman unusual and frantic chemistry that leaves you winded, but thirsty for more.
On their debut release, a split with St. Louis shriekers, Shitstorm, the band crams three high energy transmissions into six minutes of grimy bliss.
Merging the sounds of past punk acts like the Wipers and Saccharine Trust with the modern garage leanings of acts like Thee Oh Sees and Jay Reatard, Greg Wheeler and the Polygamist Mall Cops add a fresh energy to the Midwest scene.
The band has shared the stage with crowd favorites like Death Valley Girls, Dressy Bessy, DCTV, Arc Flash and Psychic Heat.
Are they really polygamists? Depends on how many drinks they’ve had. Are they really mall cops? Depends on how many drinks they’ve had. But no matter what goes on backstage, their onstage antics are guaranteed to be just as intriguing.