No doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year has to be Shulamith by the Twin Cities group Polica.
Fronted by the alluring and endearing Channy Leaneagh, Polica continues to be a strong force in the realm of powerful and thoughtful modern music.
Always ones to make a subtle scene, the band sent 500 white-covered "bootleg" albums to random independent record stores the week before the official launch. Each cover was hand drawn by a member of Polica and then signed by each member of the band.
Polica is touring North America this fall and then heads over to Europe to strut their stuff.
Photo of Channy Leaneagh by Kim Reed at The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul October 18th, 2013.
All photos copyright by Kim Reed