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Poliça announce new album United Crushers, share “Lime Habit” — listen

Intirtronica outfit also schedules an extensive tour

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    Minneapolis-based synthpop experimentalists Poliça have announced the impending release of their third album, United Crushers. The follow-up to 2013’s well-received Shulamith is due out March 4th from Mom+Pop.

    The album marks the group’s third overall, and was written during their first break after two years touring behind Shulamith. Though the music came together in their hometown, it was recorded down by the Mexican border at El Paso, TX’s Sonic Ranch Studios.

    According to the album announcement on the band’s website, the new record explores themes that 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.”

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    As a sample of this, they’ve shared lead single “Lime Habit”. Dual drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu keep a hypnotic, metronome beat while squeaking synths send the track floating just above reality. Though there’s a darkness in the tone and lyrics (“I’m a loss a faith/ You’re a changed belief/ Scored the goods for my baby/ It’s enough, so we hurry to leave”), a grooving bass line from Chris Beirden keeps the song from falling into depression. Take a listen below via the The Sunset People-directed video.

    United Crushers Tracklist:
    01. Summer Please
    02. Lime Habit
    03. Someway
    04. Wedding
    05. Melting Block
    06. Top Coat
    07. Lately
    08. Fish
    09. Berlin
    10. Baby Sucks
    11. Kind
    12. Lose You

    Poliça have also announced an extensive 34-date tour in support of the release, beginning with a trio of record release shows in Minneapolis

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    Poliça 2016 Tour Dates:
    03/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    03/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    03/08 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
    03/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
    03/10 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *
    03/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live STudio *
    03/12 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft *
    03/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
    03/23 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
    03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre *
    03/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
    03/28 – Portland, OR @ Dour Fir Lounge *
    03/29 – Portland, OR @ Dour Fir Lounge *
    03/30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial *
    03/31 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
    04/14 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #
    04/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom #
    04/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
    04/18 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig #
    04/20 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
    04/21 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus #
    04/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #
    04/23 – New York, NY @ Warsaw #
    04/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
    04/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
    04/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
    04/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
    04/30 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
    05/01 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
    05/04 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live #
    05/05 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
    05/06 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall #
    05/07 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck #

    * = w/ Clara-Nova
    # = w/ MOTHXR

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