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POLIÇA Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share New Songs “Driving” and “trash in bed”

When We Stay Alive Due Out January 31, 2020 via Memphis Industries

Oct 09, 2019
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Minneapolis' POLIÇA have announced a new album, When We Stay Alive, and shared a video for its first single, "Driving." They have also shared the new non-album track "trash in bed" and announced some tour dates. When We Stay Alive is due out January 31, 2020 via Memphis Industries. Watch the Isaac Gale-directed "Driving" video below, followed by "trash in bed," the album's tracklist and cover art, and the band's upcoming tour dates.

The creation of the album centers on an accident the band's singer, Channy Leaneagh, had in early 2018 when she fell off her roof while clearing ice. As a press release explains: "She smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in a brace with limited mobility for months. Yet When We Stay Alive is not about one debilitating accident. It's about the redemptive power of rewriting your story in order to heal, and reclaiming your identity as a result."

Half the songs were written before the accident, the other half after. 

Leaneagh had this to say in the press release: "I felt there were many things I could look at and say, 'This happened to me but I'm okay now. It's not happening anymore and I got the care I needed for it. Now it's time to rewrite the story I tell about myself and to myself."

Of "Driving," Leaneagh had this to say: "Laying in bed, as I healed, I would dream of running in green grass and tears would pour from my eyes. Running in the tall tear grass; imagine wanting life and the want remains.' That is a feeling to hold onto, that life is worth living even when all signs point no.'" 

POLIÇA's last regular album was 2016's United Crushers, although in 2018 they teamed up with European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e for the collaborative album Music For the Long Emergency.

When We Stay Alive Tracklist:

1. Driving
2. TATA
3. Fold Up
4. Feel Life
5. Little Threads
6. Be Again
7. Steady
8. Forget Me Now
9. Blood Moon
10. Sea Without Blue

POLIÇA Tour Dates:

10/11 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle (SOLD OUT)
10/12 - Milwaukee, WI - Flannel Fest
11/23 - Eau Claire, WI - Jamf Theater *
11/26-11/27 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry (SOLD OUT)
2/7 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
2/8- Manchester, UK - Gorilla
2/10- Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes
2/11- London, UK - Village Underground
2/12- Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
2/14- Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
2/15 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Orangerie
2/16- Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
2/18 - Cologne, Germany - Artheatre
2/19 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
2/21- Oslo, Sweden - John Dee
2/22- Stockholm, Sweden - Slaktkyrkan
2/24 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Little Vega
2/25 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
2/27 - Warsaw, Poland - Hydrozagadka
2/28 - Vienna, Austria - WUK
2/29 - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39
3/1 - Milan, Italy - Santeria
3/3 - Barcelona, Spain - La Nau
3/4 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
3/19 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
3/20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
3/21 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
3/23 - Toronto, OH - Horseshoe Tavern
3/24 - Montreal, QB - Bar Le Ritz
3/25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
3/27 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall
3/28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
3/29 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
3/31 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
4/1 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
4/2 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn
4/10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
4/16 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
4/17 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
4/18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
4/20 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's 
4/21 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
4/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
4/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
4/25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
4/27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
4/28 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co
4/29 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th St
4/30 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
5/1 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room 
5/2 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews

* Come Through: Tu Dance And Bon Iver

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