Ticket Giveaway: Poliça to headline Fillmore Thursday with Marijuana Deathsquads

This Thursday finds a little bit of Minneapolis coming together here in the City by the Bay. Poliça, fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed album, Shulameth, will headline The Fillmore with fellow Minneapolis-ans (I tried...) Marijuana Deathsquads. As I wrote before, Shulameth is one of my personal highlight albums of 2013, showcasing an intricate mix of R&B, electronic, and indie pop surrounding lyrics with themes of feminism and identity. Members of Poliça will join Marijuana Deathsquads and open the show with a mix of improvised and electronic sounds that have been described as "ear-bending improv/dance grooves that [defy] [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Mike Donovan, The Head and the Heart, Poliça, Moonface)

Mike Donovan (photo: Christian Faustus) Jason: Following Sic Alps' dissolution earlier this year, frontman Mike Donovan has struck out on his own, releasing his solo debut Wot last week on his old band's former label, Chicago's Drag City. The two tracks I've heard so far, "Do Do Ya?" and "New Fieldhand Bop", veer far off the garage rock course of Donovan's former band, delving into a bluesier sound than we've previously heard from this fixture of the SF scene. Listen to "New Fieldhand Bop" below, and watch the video for "Do Do Ya?" here. Anna: I'm late to the Head [...]

Poliça announces US tour dates, including Santa Cruz and SF shows in April

A year after releasing the violent yet celebratory and bittersweet debut album Give You the Ghost, Poliça has transformed from a Minneapolis-based bedroom project to an internationally renowned and respected band. Bearing the torch for those select acts who have mastered the art of appropriate auto-tune, the band is led by front-woman Channy Leaneagh, an artist more than capable of carrying beautiful melodies without the help of technology (Roma Di Luna fans will back me up on this one). Instead of using a vocal processor as a crutch, she uses one to transform her voice into an instrument that fills out [...]

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