|Poliça at Terminal West, March 6, 2014|
Poliça third full-length release, United Crushers, will be released March 4, 2016, as the follow up to 2013’s Shulamith and the band's 2012's debut, Give You The Ghost.
Poliça includes singer Channy Leaneagh, dual drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu, and Chris Beirden on bass, with producer Ryan Olson at the helm. According to their web site, the band collectively wrote the album in Minneapolis in the winter of 2015 during their first break from two straight years of touring. They say the themes found and explored on United Crushers are heavily political and deeply personal with thick references to social injustice, self-doubt and isolation, the rapidly increasing urban decline in gentrification, overcoming music industry machinations, and finding true and honest love in the wake of it all. But even at its darkest, the record is musically the band's most upbeat and celebratory, a weapon meant to empower the weak, the forgotten, and the disenfranchised.
Poliça released the track Lime Habit yesterday and will be returning to Terminal West on April 29.