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Poliça announce new album When We Stay Alive, share “Driving”: Stream

The synthpop outfit also maps out a lengthy 2020 tour

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Poliça, photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash
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    Next year, Minneapolis synthpop outfit Poliça will return with their fourth studio effort. Dubbed When We Stay Alive, it’s officially out January 31st, 2020 through Memphis Industries.

    The new album follows 2016’s United Crushers, as well as Music for the Long Emergency, the group’s 2018 collaborative LP with s t a r g a z e.

    When We Stay Alive was written as Poliça singer Channy Leaneagh was recuperating from a nasty fall off her roof, which  left her immobile for many months. The new record’s title refers to more than just physical healing, however; in many ways, the recovery process allowed for Leaneagh to reclaim her own identity.

    (Read: 10 Must-See Artists Touring New Albums This Fall)

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    “I had been living unconsciously in past trauma,” she explained in a statement. “I don’t want to deny something happened – this is not about repression – it’s about taking the power back from the past, holding the power in the present, and creating a new story for myself.”

    Produced by band co-founder Ryan Olson and mixed by Jim Eno of Spoon, the 10-track collection is being teased with throbbing lead single “Driving” and its fiery video directed by Isaac Gale. Check it out below.

    When We Stay Alive is available for pre-order now. Poliça will support the record with a lengthy 2020 tour through North America, the UK, and Europe. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th, and can be found here.

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    When We Stay Alive Artwork:

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    When We Stay Alive Tracklist:
    01. Driving
    02. TATA
    03. Fold Up
    04. Feel Life
    05. Little Threads
    06. Be Again
    07. Steady
    08. Forget Me Now
    09. Blood Moon
    10. Sea Without Blue

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    Poliça 2019-2020 Tour Dates:
    10/11 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    10/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Flannel Fest
    11/23 – Eau Claire, WI @ Jamf Theater
    11/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    11/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
    02/07 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    02/08 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    02/10 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes
    02/11 – London, UK @ Village Underground
    02/12 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
    02/14 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
    02/15 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
    02/16 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
    02/18 – Cologne, DE @ Artheatre
    02/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
    02/21 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
    02/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan
    02/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Little Vega
    02/25 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theatre
    02/27 – Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
    02/28 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
    02/29 – Munich, DE @ Hansa 39
    03/01 – Milan, IT @ Santeria
    03/03 – Barcelona, ES @ La Nau
    03/04 – Madrid, ES @ Caracol
    03/19 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    03/20 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    03/21 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    03/23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    03/24 – Montreal, QB @ Bar Le Ritz
    03/25 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    03/27 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    03/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/31 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
    04/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
    04/02 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn
    04/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
    04/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
    04/18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    04/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
    04/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    04/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    04/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
    04/27 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
    04/28 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co
    04/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
    04/30 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
    05/01 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    05/02 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

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