Poliça Return with 'United Crushers,' Map Out 2016 Tour

Poliça Return with 'United Crushers,' Map Out 2016 Tour
It's been a couple of years since Poliça released an album, but now the Gayngs spinoff (and Bon Iver buddies) have unveiled their latest effort. The record is called United Crushers, and it will be out on March 4 on Mom + Pop/Memphis Industries.

This is the band's third LP. They wrote it in Minneapolis in the winter of 2015, with recording taking place at El Paso, TX's Sonic Ranch Studios. The band apparently stuck to their usual synth-heavy palette while upping the production quality. A press release says this about the album:

The themes found and explored on United Crushers 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. Even at its darkest, the record is musically the band's most upbeat and celebratory. It is a weapon meant to empower the weak, the forgotten, and the disenfranchised.

For a taste of United Crushers, scroll past the tracklist to watch the extremely colourful video for the dreamily percussive, soulful synth-pop tune "Lime Habit." The clip was directed by the Sunset People.

Also below, see Poliça's 2016 tour schedule. Between February and May, the band will play a large string of North American dates, including Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

United Crushers:

1. Summer Please
2. Lime Habit
3. Someway
4. Wedding
5. Melting Block
6. Top Coat
7. Lately
8. Fish
9. Berlin
10. Baby Sucks
11. Kind
12. Lose You

Tour dates:

02/11 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
02/15 London, UK - Village Underground
02/19 New York, NY - Rough Trade
02/22 Chicago, IL - Schubas
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 - Waiting Room
03/10 Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
03/11 Houston, TX - Warehouse Studio
03/12 Dallas, TX - The Loft
03/22 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent
03/23 San Diego, CA - Irenic
03/25 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda
03/26 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
03/28 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
03/29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
03/30 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
03/31 Seattle, WA - Neptune
04/14 Madison, WI - High Noon
04/15 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
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 Raleigh, NC - Cat's Cradle
04/29 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
04/30 Nashville, TN - Mercy
05/01 Asheville, NC - Mothlight
05/04 Cincinnati, OH - Madison Live
05/05 Columbus, OH - A&R Bar (basement)
05/06 Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall
05/07 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck