It's hard to believe that this will only be Poliça's third performance in the Twin Cities. The sometimes hazy, sometimes harrowing electro-R&B act have already played sold-out shows on the East Coast opening for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, garnered positive accolades at CMJ, and placed second in our Picked to Click best-new-bands poll. And though they've released only three songs to the public, they're already in heavy rotation on stations like the Current. This fast track to success isn't necessarily surprising given the popularity of the band members' previous projects (singer Channy Casselle was in Roma di Luna and bassist Chris Bierden is from Vampire Hands, while producer Ryan Olson created Gayngs), but what's most remarkable is how quickly they've gelled into a powerful live act, with dual drummers Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu propelling the band forward with pace-quickening, industrious beats. The balance the band achieves live is astounding, too, with Beirden's agile bass lines sharing the spotlight with Casselle's clarion voice. If the band's packed show at the Kitty Cat Klub last month is any indication, you may want to arrive early to reserve your spot in front of the stage.
Mon., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., 2011