Minneapolis continues its golden run of producing quality talent with the first project to arrive out the Gayngs collective, the super slick electronic pop-soul outfit Poliça. Fronted by ice cool 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. Ryan’s pop sensibilities and electronic adventurism would prove to be the perfect vehicle for Channy’s recent growth and evolution as a vocalist and dynamic experimentalist. In June 2011, they began writing together what would become Poliça’s debut album, Give You The Ghost. The result was 11 perfectly formed auto-tuned songs that re-shaped the intersection of pop and digitized R&B. And for all Poliça’s synthetic manipulation, Channy’s soft vocals and Ryan’s electronic soundscapes revealed a tender heart beneath, pulsating with life and raw emotion.
Poliça's second album, Shulamith, was released October 22nd, 2013, on Mom + Pop records.
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. [from Poliça biography]
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
3730 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
(Two blocks North of Wrigley Field)
18 & Over. Valid State / Federal ID Required for entry.
Doors open at 8:00pm. Show at 9:00pm