Tag Archive for 'Poliça'

Coachella 2013 Friday mix

Coachella 2013 Friday from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

I’m not going to Coachella this year–I went in 2010 and 2012, so seem to only be on an even year schedule. But I can still use the lineup to explore music! I may regret not going, after having gone through their Friday lineup. There are an almost extreme number of bands that I would be interested in/already love playing on Friday. Pretty epic! So this is a pretty long mix, and maybe it’s good–I don’t need the stress of trying to figure out how which of the 26 cool acts I like I’d have to skip out on.

- almostaghost

AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #15. Poliça – Give You The Ghost

Give You The Ghost


This article says Poliça was formed to “escape to a different reality,” and when you really get into Give You The Ghost, that’s absolutely what they accomplish. Autotuned vocals float over deep new wave synths and percussion, in more or less every song. But this trip into the alternate reality runs wild: from intense abandon (“Violent Games”) to more hypnotic grooves (“Lay Your Cards Out”) and back.

Autotune has a strange reputation (probably deserved), but every once in awhile someone uses it in just the right way to twist emotion into otherworldly dreaminess. I think it is safe to assume that the singer, Channy Leaneagh doesn’t need to be autotuned. But that she is feels right, it takes you to that place. Fun yet complex, unique yet inviting, cool yet emotional: there are a lot of contradictions playing off each on Give You The Ghost as well. But like the rampant autotuner, those unexpected contradictions make this one of the best albums of the year.

Polica “Lay Your Cards Out”

Polica “Violent Games”

- almostaghost

August 2012

August 2012 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

A mix of all new music, all from 2012. Have a good long weekend–I am going to a music festival at which I know relatively few of the bands. I know, impossible! But hopefully I’ll turn up some cool stuff that I like. 🙂

- almostaghost

in the night it came for me [now playing volume 01]

Here comes the inaugural edition of my new series for sharing 2012 music i’ve been listening to. RIP “since we last spoke.”

This mix features shoegaze, trash, electro-pop, classical inspired, and more.


- breathmint