Each year at SXSW, one act seems to emerge as the “band of the festival”.
In the past it's been the White Stripes, Odd Future and Florence + the
Machine – this year the relatively unknown Poliça got everyone talking. And
with good reason – the Minneapolis six-piece's music is a beguiling mix of
influences that Paul Lester described in his New Band of
the Day column as a “new kind of leftfield R&B”
If you're a fan of indie super group Gayngs – which featured Bon Iver among others – then you'll no doubt be pleased to know Poliça feature that band's lynchpin Ryan Olson. Much praise has also been directed at the ice-cool vocals of Channy Leaneagh.
The album’s subject matter finds its roots in the least groundbreaking of
musical motivations, a recent break-up: an age-old muse, but one that profits
the 11 tracks with unbound honesty and sentiment. Instead of a tired and
wallowing rehash of the past, we’re offered a search for future understanding
and acceptance, explored through a world of reverb
|2.||I See My Mother|
|7.||Lay Your Cards Out|
|8.||Fist.. Teeth. Money|
|9.||Happy To Be Fine|
|11.||Leading To Death|
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