Poliça is an indie rock band from Minnesota. The band is relatively new and has been making waves in underground music circles all around the country. The band released its first ever full-length album, titled Give You the Ghost, on the 14th of February in 2012. It is now going on tour all over America, so Poliça tickets are up for grabs. Poliça was founded in the summer of 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. It started as a collaborative project between producer Ryan Olson and singer Channy Leaneagh. Both were members of the prolific pop-rock indie band Gayngs. The latter has as many as twenty five members and is known for its quirky songs, which are all written at 69 beats per minute. Musically, Poliça is an offshoot of Gayngs. The band’s music is reminiscent of the soft-rock sound of the 1980s, with elements of goth-pop and R&B.
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After Olson and Leaneagh agreed to form a band, they started to work on new material. Not too long after that, they managed to write enough material for a full-length album. They quickly started recruiting more members to the band to help record the material. Three more people were added to the band to complete the line-up. These were Chris Bierdan on bass guitar as well as Mike Noyce, who regularly works with indie heavyweight and fan favorite Bon Iver. Rounding out the band’s line-up are Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, both of whom play drums. Once it was felt the band was complete and fully formed, Poliça entered the recording studio. At this point, the band still did not have a name. The members convened and decided on Poliça, which means “urgent action” in Polish. According to Leaneagh, the name of the band reflects an unwritten and unspoken code between its members about its work ethic.
In late 2011, the band released a small collection of their recordings in the form of an EP, titled Dark Star. The EP started to make the rounds in the underground scene and caught the attention of labels. Soon, the band had a record deal and continued to work on a full-length album. In the following year, Poliça released Give You the Ghost. The album was released on Valentine’s Day in the US and on the 30th of April in the UK. It was met with positive reviews by all major publications. Taste-maker website Pitchfork, widely considered a very credible source of indie music critique, gave the album a score of 7.6 out of 10. In its review of the album, Pitchfork described the band’s debut effort as “exciting”, saying Leaneagh’s vocals are “coolly hypnotic.” It further commented that throughout the album “the rhythm section in particular is afforded a fluidity and freedom.” Further accolades came from Rolling Stone magazine as well as Grammy Award winner Justin Vernon. Vernon is the founder of Bon Iver and commented on the band saying “They’re the best band I’ve ever heard.”
The band has also gained praise from mainstream media outlets. The Huffington Post said of the band “Poliça makes moody music that will stick to your bones. This band is going to be huge.” The band’s song “Amongster” was used in an episode of Person of Interest. The band has also gained praise from mainstream media outlets. Poliça has also appeared on late popular talk shows Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! This exposed the band to large mainstream audiences.
Armed with such high praise from some of the most prominent publications and media outlets, Poliça hit the road. The band continued to gain recognition as well as a fan following for its energetic and entertaining shows. After Poliça appeared at the SXSW festival is Austin, Texas, the band’s popularity increased even more through word-of-mouth. As a result, the band’s has become one of the hottest new indie acts in America. Tickets to Poliça shows are highly sought-after, as music fans and casual enthusiasts clamor for a chance to see this exciting new band. These fans will be glad to know that cheap Poliça tickets are now widely available.
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