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Sense Of Place Minneapolis: Polica's 'United Crushers'

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Channy Leaneagh and Ryan Olson preview a song from their forthcoming album.

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Poliça, Live In Concert

Hear lead singer Channy Leaneagh and the rest of this exciting Minneapolis band recorded live at the 9:30 Club on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Front Row: Polica

Newcomers from Minneapolis, Polica arrived in Austin aloft on a boatload of buzz. Their live show mixed two live drummers and the heavily manipulated vocals of singer Channy Leaneagh.

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Polica On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Hear crisp, minimalist, mesmerizing music from the band's debut album, Give You the Ghost.

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