The Polyamorous Affair
The Polyamorous Affair
Label: Manimal Vinyl Records
Genre: Electronic
Online: Artist Website


After assaulting the disco floors with their self-titled debut album, The Polyamorous Affair is set to release their second collection of up-all-night revolutionary electro-dance magic, Bolshevik Disco, on Manimal Vinyl this summer. Known for evolving the psychedelic and pumping disco sounds once explored by T. Rex, Blondie, Roxy Music, ABBA, and Bowie, the celestial pairing of Eddie Chacon and Sissy St. Marie specializes in surreal and infectious party jams based in the heart and the soul. Together, the two deliver the inspired dance beats of Giorgio Moroder and the raw sexuality of Serge Gainsbourg's collaborations with the lovely vixens Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot. Give that a twist of Marc Bolan-esque hooks and Goldfrapp's technological pagan naturist ways and you have The Polyamorous Affair. While their music may sometimes be unassuming in its simplicity, it's unbelievably deft in the manner it plants its hooks into your heart, and well, even your dancin' booty.

Eddie's been a musical presence since his early teens when he formed a neighborhood band with Cliff Burton of Metallica and Mike Borden of Faith No More, and over the years, he's managed to sell 8 million albums and singles as a writer, producer and singer. Just to give you a couple of his career high points, he worked on 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny", busted out the number one single "Would I Lie to You" with his neo-soul duo Charles and Eddie, and sharpened his producer chops with legendary Dust Brothers (The Beastie Boys, Beck, Rolling Stones). After years of searching for a true muse, he found it in the heavenly form of Sissy St. Marie, a former school teacher whose angelic voice prompted Eddie to lock her reluctantly in a recording booth and set her sultry calls to tape. While Sissy's vocals have been compared to those of Nico and Debbie Harry, Eddie's voice has taken a turn from its soul background and here finds itself more Bowie than Marvin Gaye, more restrained and stoic, though unable to fight away the occasional visits to Bee Gees-esque falsetto territory.