Poliça’s Give You The Ghost is one stunning debut album. Already heralded by the likes of Justin Vernon from Bon Iver and Jay-Z, this Minneapolis outfit have a lot of hype to live up to. And on debut offering Give You the Ghost, they do just that. Their debut LP, though, is a shyly introspective listen that, much like The xx’s first album, sits awkwardly with the industry furore surrounding it. Welling synths, slick R&B rhythms and mechanical Auto-Tune gives it a spatial expanse. And it suddenly becomes crystal clear that Channy Leaneagh is a brilliant vocalist! Of course, all this happens over the real backbone of the album: its stunning production, intelligent musicianship, and creative use of sounds and samples. The songs twist and spark with flares of percussion, solid basslines, and the occasional blast of brass. Poliça have created something that is both unique and universal. Something very pop!
new A-nnouncement: STEREOPHONICS on Jul 4th and BUSH on Jul 21st !!
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SUEDE at the A on Nov 2nd!!read more...
26.04.2013 @ 11:15
the A brings you 2 open air shows at the Neumünster Abbey: WOODKID and ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS!!read more...
26.04.2013 @ 11:09
RAF 2013: PHOENIX, BLOC PARTY, C2C, JAKE BUGG +++ join the bill and single-day tickets available right here & now!!read more...
21.02.2013 @ 11:19
Thank you for a classy time.
Serj Tankian (09/06/2008)