Sound it Out # 59: Poliça - “Chain My Name” (free MP3)
On their second album, Shulamith, Minnesota’s Poliça bring a more aggressive sound to their languid, sexy music. Channy Leanagh’s vocals are the ghostly anchor to a dense electronica palette.
The new album is out on October 22 in the US, and right around there in other territories. It’s terrific.
“Chain My Name” is poppier than I would have ever expected Poliça to be. The driving bassline and prominent handclaps are perky foils to the band’s usual dark and moody tone. Download it below.
Sound it Out # 18: Polica- "Lay Your Cards Out"" (ft Mike Noyce)
I haven’t done any market research on this song, but I’m pretty sure that the playing of it will make someone want to have sex with you. OK -- that person needs to already be attracted to you and be considering it... but this might put them over the edge. Try it and report back, please.
Polica (which is pronounced "police-uh" and officially spelled as the WordPress-unfriendly Poliça) makes slinky, seductive music. The band is a collaboration between Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson, two members of the 25-piece band/collective known as Gayngs. Mike Noyce from Bon Iver kicks in some vocals as well.
Polica has a new record called Give You the Ghost and it maintains a tone of erotic yearning all the way through. Hot!