Poliça Back With New Song, Video Poliça's latest album is a love letter to the band's hometown of Minneapolis, recalling the city's troubled history of economic injustices, corruption and racism.
YouTube

All Songs TV

First Watch: Poliça, 'Lime Habit'

Like many major U.S. cities, Minneapolis has as a tumultuous and divided past, with tales of gangsters, government corruption, racism and economic injustice. It's a bleak history both mocked and memorialized in a popular tag painted on buildings and grain elevators around the city that reads, "United Crushers," a reference to the countless dreams that have been crushed in Minneapolis.

United Crushers is also the name of and inspiration for a new album from the Minneapolis-based band Poliça. The group's third full-length release, it's a transfixing love letter to Poliça's hometown that recalls the city's troubled history. The first taste we're getting of the record is a thumping synth jam called "Lime Habit."

"Never in the corner is the luck of life," laments frontwoman Channy Leaneagh. "So get out of the corner and you see up higher, but you're never in style."

"These lyrics are the most diary like of any of the other songs on United Crushers," Leaneagh tells us via email. "It's all observations on my mode of operation and how it affects where I go. I'm speaking to myself mostly."

United Crushers is Poliça's first new music since 2013's Shulamith. It's due out March 4, 2016.

[+] read more[-] less

More From All Songs TV

Andrew Bird Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

First Watch: Andrew Bird Is Bloodless

Andrew Bird sings, "it's an uncivil war bloodless for now / and the poets they explode like bombs." Watch Andrew Bird peer into our distracted culture precisely when it needs our attention.

JS Ondara's debut album Tales of America is out Feb. 1 on Verve Forecast. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist

The 'American Dream' Through The Kenyan Eyes Of J.S. Ondara

J.S. Ondara's "American Dream" video follows a delusional man on his journey to purchase a weapon.

Steve Hassett and Zoe Randell of Luluc Charlotte de Mezamat/Courtesy of the artistr hide caption

toggle caption Charlotte de Mezamat/Courtesy of the artistr

Luluc's 'Kids' Is An Ode To Restless Youth

The Australian duo's video and song, "Kids," is an anthem for teens trying to find their place in the world.

Rising Appalachia Chad Hess/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

toggle caption Chad Hess/Courtesy of the Artist

Rising Appalachia Write A 'Resilient' Anthem

The sister duo's song and dance-filled video is an uplifting and life-affirming ballad for challenging times.

Back To Top