The latest outfit to generate some buzz on the electro-popscene is Polica - although you really
can't put a stamp on Polica when it comes to genre. In fact, they're not sure what to call themselves, as relayed by singer
Channy Leaneagh in an interview: "It does change for us a lot. We've been called R&B, but I'm not really comfortable using
that word for myself. That's maybe what I'm influenced by, but I think that's really just for the singer. That's not what
the drummers are doing and that's not what the tracks are really doing. So it's interesting to hear what each of us calls
the sound, because our drummer Ben, who's into the Thee Oh Sees and New Wave and has been in hardcore bands his whole life,
he calls it pop music; to him it's super poppy. To me, because of two drummers, it's noisy, and it's kind of aggressive, because
I came out of the folk scene. So to me it's kind of like electro-noise music. Maybe no one thinks it's that noisy, but we
usually all kind of go with the easiest term. I think it does have some folk or world music sensibilities, maybe the way I
sing - I use Auto-Tune to emulate that gypsy, spooky feeling. So it's a collage of some kind."
Rather than try to figure
out what category of music Polica's sound falls into, it's best to go experience it live for yourself.Polica is set to play
venues like the Turf Club in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Keep tabs on all of Polica's upcoming shows by signing up for timely event
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Polica grew out of the band Gayngs from Minneapolis,
Minnesota. The electro-pop outfit is comprised of Channy Leaneagh (singer) and Ryan Olson (producer). Leaneagh had built a
reputation around the Twin Cities for her singing and was invited by Olson to join the fold of Gayngs as a touring member.
In June 2011, they paired up to develop their own original material. It didn't take them long to have enough material to fill
up an album. They enlisted the help of Chris Bierden (bassist), Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu (drummers), Mike Noyce
(vocalist) and Bon Iver (collaborator), to bring their vision to fruition. Their efforts culminated into Give You the Ghost,
which was well-received. Their sophomore album, Shulamith, dropped in the fall of 2013. Their latest effort, Raw Exit, was
released as an EP in 2014.
Polica's albums include: Give You the Ghost (2012) and Shulamith
(2013). Raw Exit is their latest EP, which arrived in 2014.
There are many rumors floating
around about what inspired Polica's name, so here is the truth straight from Leaneagh herself: "...It really was a situation
where me and Ryan and different people would have late nights. It was like naming a baby. We'd have these long sheets of paper
in Ryan's room with all these different names down, and all of us throwing out ideas. And that one finally did come from a
computer thing: my computer crashed and this file came up, and it was like "Poliza//," and a bunch of crazy numbers. And I
was like, 'I like this name!' And we kind of changed it around..."
Polica Concert Experience
in the Minneapolisarea or any of the other venues that Policamight make an appearance, this is a concert event that you absolutely
don't want to miss out on. Be prepared to be captivated with a steady string of head-nodding beats and energetic dance rhythms
that will get you moving. There is still no imitating the live music experience, giving you plenty of reasons to head out
for a memorable show that is sure to be the buzz of the town.
Seeing a concert live is just one of those experiences
that everyone needs now and again, as it brings the whole musical experience to a completely different level – one you
certainly can't duplicate from home no matter how expensive your sound system is. Come out and see some of the most talented
musicians around and you'll end up with a great concert experience loaded with memorable moments that will have you buzzing
well after the final song. Once you've seen your favorite band in action, you'll never be able to look at them the same way
To experience the top-notch dance and electronica outfit Polica, you can't rely on your playlist and your
computer speakers. When they're set to take to the stage for a great set, the energy around the crowd is sure to be absolutely
electric, though that's not something that you're going to want to be left out of. Instead of relying on your co-workers rendition
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