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

Poliça, Minneapolis-based synthpop group, have announced the release of their upcoming third album, United Crushers. The follow-up to the acclaimed Shulamith is set to be released on March 4th via Mom+Pop.

This album is the band’s third overall and was written during their break after two years of touring for Shulamith. Even though the music came from their hometown, it was recorded by the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas’ Sonic Ranch Studios.

The album announcement on the band’s website stated that the new record has 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.”

They’ve shared the lead single “Lime Habit.” Drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu keep the hypnotic beat while the synths keep the track floating. Even though there are dark tones in the 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”), the bass line from Chris Beirden has the song falling into a slump. Listen in below via 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 a 34-date tour in support of the album, beginning with record release shows in their hometown of Minneapolis.

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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