Poliça (often written as Polica) is an American indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota with an electronic and R&B sound. The band was founded in 2011 by Ryan Olson and Channy Leaneagh who had previously collaborated in the soft rock band Gayngs.
According to Channy Leaneagh, Polica is Polish for "policy", and she sees it as a reference to an unwritten code that guides the members when they play together, as well as its work ethic. The name appears to be a loose derivation, as there is no "ç" in Polish alphabet. There is a similar word "polisa", that literally means "insurance policy" in Polish, in particular – the contract document itself.
On the other hand Polica, without the "ç" and locally known as Police, is a mountain, 1,369 m (4,491 ft), in southern Poland near Zawoja, in the Żywiec Beskids mountain range. LOT Polish Airlines Flight 165 crashed on the northern slope of Police on 2 April 1969. The accident spot is marked by a cross, erected in the 1990s. Until 1918 Polica was on the border between Galicia and Hungary, and between 1918 and 1920 on the Polish-Czechoslovak border.
Their first album, Give You the Ghost, was released on Valentine's Day, 2012 and received praise from critics, including Grammy winner and Bon Iver founder Justin Vernon who told Rolling Stone, "They're the best band I've ever heard."Two tracks on the album feature vocals by Bon Iver's Mike Noyce. Rolling Stone's review of the album said that Leaneagh's "focused, tender voice cascades over dense fields of minor key electronics, backed by funked-up bass and a swarm of percussion. It's the sound of heartbreak and celebration happening simultaneously." Consequence of Sound's review said that "the post-prog-rock percussion and mellifluous bass, along with Channy Leanagh's Auto-Tuned swan songs, re-shape the intersection of rhythm and blues."
In March 2012, the band played at SXSW in Austin, Texas, where NPR wrote that
Polica appears on the brink of something more worldwide, thanks in part to polished and propulsive, word-of-mouth-inducing live shows like this one. Where Give You the Ghost gives the suggestion of a subdued live presence, Polica's stage show heads to somewhere approaching the opposite extreme — a welcome jolt of beauty and power.The Huffington Post review of Poliça's SXSW performance said that "Poliça makes moody music that will stick to your bones. This band is going to be huge."
On March 29, 2012 the Poliça song "Amongster" was used on the television show Person of Interest ("Identity Crisis", Season 1, Episode 18). Another song, "Lay Your Cards Out" (featuring Mike Noyce), was used on the television show 666 Park Avenue ("Downward Spiral", Season 1, Episode 7).
On April 25, 2012 Poliça appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On August 22 the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. On October 14 Poliça played at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. On October 30 they appeared on the UK television show Later... with Jools Holland.
so now, here are the links, the first is to their song ''lay your cards out '' and the second is to their song ''wandering star ''