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Straight out of Des Moines, IA, aka the ninth best place to live in the entire world, Greg Wheeler and the Poly Mall Cops deliver manic garage punk slime at its finest — whatever that means.

Greg Wheeler (Night Stories, The Wheelers, The Slats) joins Jill McLain-Meister and friendly neighborhood barber Hutch to form an unusual and frantic chemistry that leaves you winded, but thirsty for more.

Their 2023 debut full length, “Manic Fever,” out on High Dive Records, is a fitting follow up to their previous 7-inch releases – packing a punch with twelve high energy bangers.

Merging the sounds of past punk acts like the Wipers and The Rats with the modern garage leanings of acts like Thee Oh Sees and Jay Reatard, Greg Wheeler and the Poly Mall Cops add a fresh energy to the Midwest scene.

The band has shared the stage with crowd favorites like Viagra Boys, Death Valley Girls, Downtown Boys, The Shivas, No Age, Colleen Green, Ebony Tusks, Bob Log III and Dressy Bessy.

Are they really poly? 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.