Based in Minnesota, and produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Poliça brings a mix of emotional vocals and amazing drum interludes. The sounds remind me of an early Zero 7, but infused with a bit of jazz/blues and experimental indie. Listening to the synthesized distorted vocals of front woman Channy Leaneagh adds to dreamlike direction of Poliça’s debut album. “Give You The Ghost” is dark and protected, as most songs reflect Leaneagh detangling herself from twisted and painful relationships. After seeing the band live this past fall, I was most impressed by the duel drummers and the energy they feed each other as they build the crowd. Leaneagh had less of a stage presence, as vocals and lyrics were more overpowering than her movements on stage – which for this band, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Closing out the year, Poliça is playing in the New Year’s Snowglobe Fest in Lake Tahoe, California, alongside with acts like Chromeo, Poolside, and St Lucia which should provide for a great show – despite the below freezing temperatures.
Written By Guest Blogger Dana Kelly
To wrap up 2012, I’d say that Poliça’s “Give You The Ghost” is definitely one of the top ranking albums of the year.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale