Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Poliça w/ Marijuana Deathsquads
Twin Cities producer Ryan Olson was one of the driving creative forces behind Gayngs, the sprawling 25-member soft-rock collective that included members of The Rosebuds, Megafaun and Bon Iver. His follow-up project features a much smaller cast. The R&B-inspired electronic dream-pop group Poliça reunites him with Gayngs singer Channy Leaneagh. With bassist Chris Bierdan and drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, they recorded last year's debut, Give You the Ghost, a smooth and seductive record with more than a few hints of Sade. This month's follow-up Shulamith doesn't veer too far from that sound, but it's a livelier listen with a slightly edgier, more experimental lean.