Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Minneapolis continues its golden run of producing quality talent with the first project to arrive out of the Gayngs collective, the super slick electronic pop-soul outfit Poliça. Fronted by vocalist Channy Leanagh who sang with Gayngs, produced by Ryan Olson and featuring Mike Noyce from Bon Iver, it’s a who’s who of the current Twin Cities scene.
After collaborating in the studio and live with Gayngs in 2010, it became apparent that Channy and Ryan should form a group of their own. The result is eleven perfectly formed auto-tuned songs that reshape the intersection of pop and R&B. And for all Poliça’s synthetic manipulation, Channy’s soft vocals and Ryan’s electronic soundscapes reveal a tender heart beneath, pulsating with life and raw emotion.
The name Poliça refers to the word ‘policy,' meaning a definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency, suggesting they were formed out of necessity. Which is exactly how this music feels and sounds; urgent, original and genre-defying, Poliça are absolutely essential in 2012.
Check out our Jam of the Day, "Lay Your Cards Out," below and pick up their debut LP, Give You The Ghost, right here.
Poliça - Lay Your Cards Out