Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Poliça Is Making a Generous Offer

     In an interesting move, Poliça is offering its two 2013 singles as a free download (technically, it’s at the cost of an email address). The offer is via Bandcamp and does not indicate whether there is a time limit on the offer. Our best guess is that the opportunity has a short fuse.
     Poliça experienced a good amount of traction in 2012. The band received a number of positive reviews for its performances at SXSW in March. Poliça then hit the festival tour. Unfortunately, the tour did not include one of the five members. Ryan Olson declined the tour, so that live performances were without a guitar (if you buy into the nomenclature in which a bass is not a guitar). It was odd to see a singer, two drummers and a bass player, whose names are Channy Leaneagh, Ben Ivascu, Drew Christopherson, and Chris Bierden.
     Despite the unusual arrangement of instruments, it worked. Reasons for the attractiveness of the live performances included the original sound of the band as a consequence of the style and processing of the Channy Leaneagh’s vocals and the distinctive all-body-but-still-low-energy dance style of Leaneagh.
     Because the Soundcloud versions of the songs are more easily managed than the NoiseTrade versions, we are embedding the Soundcloud streams before we embed the Noisetrade offer (also, if the offer expires, this post will still include the opportunity to stream the songs). 

     “Chain My Name” by Poliça

     “Lay Your Cards Out” by Poliça

Embedded below is the NoiseTrade offer by Poliça. Click on the arrow to view and sample the songs.

Turner Hall
Milwaukee, WI
Mod Club
Toronto, Canada
Paradise Rock Club
Boston, MA
Union Transfer
Philadelphia, PA
9:30 Club
Washington, DC
Webster Hall
New York, NY
Mercy Lounge
Nashville, TN
Terminal West
Atlanta, GA
Fitzgerald's (Upstairs)
Houston, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Crescent Ballroom
Phoenix, AZ
The Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR
Showbox at the Market
Seattle, WA
Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO
Waiting Room
Omaha, NE
Mill City Nights
Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Nights
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL
Magic Stick Lounge
Detroit, MI
Barrymore Theatre
Madison, WI
Stockholm, Sweden
Oslo, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark
Uebel & Gefährlich
Hamburg, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Cologne, Germany
Brussels, Belgium
Gaité Lyrique
Paris, France
Lausanne, Switzerland
One Of A Million Fest
Baden, Switzerland
Amsterdam, Netherlands
O2 Academy
Bristol, United Kingdom
Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Ritz
Manchester, United Kingdom
All Saint's Church
Brighton, United Kingdom
The Troxy
London, United Kingdom

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