Polica (pronounced po-lisa) began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs’ members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed into the studio. After Mike Noyce (Bon Iver) lent his voice on “Lay Your Cards Out” and “Wandering Star,” the record was brought to Austin, TX to be mixed with Jim Eno (Spoon). In a few days, the LP was completed and the band Poliça was formed. On stage, the original beats composed by Olson play amongst Channy’s passionate vocals & an intense rhythm section, that lead to a description somewhere in the area of electro-r&b goth-pop. She plays the Black Cat this Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
I saw Prince at the metrodome when I was 8.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
My favorite was in LA at the Bootleg theater a couple days ago.
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
Amel Larieux & D’angelo, saw that over 12 years ago and it still sticks with me.
Gig you would most like to play?
I’d like to play in Japan someday.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
I like playing shows with friends most of all but I’d also love to tour with a comedian or a dance company.
See Polica at Black Cat, Tuesday Oct. 4th