Though Poliça is one of the newer bands on the Twin Cities scene, it is fronted by Channy Leaneagh, a veteran singer-songwriter and one-half of the former duo Roma di Luna. Now teamed up with bass player Chris Bierden, drummers Drew Christopherson (Solid Gold) and Ben Ivascu (Marijuana Deathsquads), and producer Ryan Olson (Gayngs), Leaneagh explores a sound light years away from the indie folk fans are used to hearing from the petite powerhouse. Experimental, spacey and subtly sensual, Poliça is stirring up plenty of press and already making a name for itself with recent performances at CMJ and an opening gig for Foster the People. Hopefully you already nabbed tickets for the band’s Valentine’s Day Give Up The Ghost album release show at First Avenue; if not, you’re out of luck. It’s sold out.
This video, for Poliça’s tune "Lay Your Cards Out," debuted on rap star Jay-Z’s blog. We’re placing our bets that Polica will have a Bon Iver style breakthrough this year.
- Erica Rivera
Tune into ”Live From Studio 5!” on Wednesdays from 10 PM to Midnight on KFAI radio.