Boomkat Product Review:
Last seen on the Manimal Vinyl imprint, LA electronic pop duo The Polyamorous Affair relocate to Winter Palace Records for this new full-length. Immediately you can hear advancements in their sound from earlier outings: the album gets underway with the wonderfully weird, wandering disco incantation, 'Hypnotized', which in turn drifts into the Bowie-esque 'Strange' - a sultry and memorable piece of boy-girl bonding with a buzzy electronic backdrop. Frontwoman Sissy Sainte-Marie sounds a bit otherworldly throughout Strange Bedfellows, lending a dissolving, mantra-like performance to the spookily supine 'The Avenues', having already dropped eccentric, non-sequitur marsupial references during 'Softer And Softer' ("Softer and softer in every moment/Like an innocent baby wallaby", she curiously coos). Contrasting this vocal style, her cohort Eddie Chacon supplies a soulful, more conventional delivery across the likes of 'Witch' (almost sounding like a hybrid of TV On The Radio and Goldfrapp) and the pulsating '80s-rescucitating anthem, 'Shadows'. Strange Bedfellows is certainly the finest offering yet from The Polyamorous Affair; it's an album that looks beyond the default settings of disco revisionism and arrives at an altogether more creative take on synth-loving pop music.