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88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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88Nine Welcomes Polica

October 31, 2013 - 18:30 to 23:00
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Halloween Night with POLIÇA with very special guest Marijuana Deathsquads Special Pre-Show Milwaukee Brewing Co. Beer Tasting Starts at 7PM!

Polica is smeared like lipstick in synth, auto-tune, and blue velvet-like neon. Channy Leaneagh’s voice is artificially curled around a gauzy, skittering drum shuffle, drizzling her suave over honeyed grooves. Her fluttery, incognito cadence flirts with each song and seduces your curiosity.

POLIÇA began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs’ members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed into the studio. After Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) lent his voice on Lay Your Cards Out and Wandering Star, the record was brought to Austin, TX to be mixed with Jim Eno (Spoon). In a few days, the LP was completed and the band Poliça was formed. On stage, the original beats composed by Olson play amongst Channy’s passionate vocals & an intense rhythm section, that lead to a description somewhere in the area of electro-r&b goth-pop.

Photo by Cameron Wittig