by JACKSON HATHORN
Despite this being the initial stop on their first nationwide tour, Poliça boast a musical pedigree that should be familiar to some. With a debut album, Give You the Ghost, produced by Ryan Olson of Gayngs, mixed by Spoon drummer/producer Jim Eno, and featuring contributions from members of Bon Iver and Vampire Hands, it would be easy to jumble Poliça together with a myriad of fellow bands sprouting from Minneapolis's lush electro-soul scene. But where Gayngs can often sound like meandering smug parody, Poliça rev and throttle like an Auto-Tuned phoenix blasting into hyperspace. Two drummers lay down beats that frequently venture into roll-filled breakneck territory, while Channy Leaneagh's modulated voice tells the story of a breakup that muddles the line between sad and vindictive, with lyrics like "To think of my life without you/The hardest part is knowing that I'm happy" and "What's the story line of unraveling/How we form to make love fit." Expect Poliça to shake off whatever lovefests or pity parties are left over from Valentine's Day with a performance that boldly points to the future. Vera Project, 7:30 pm, $11/$10 with club card.
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