It’s been very quiet in all places other than Austin, TX for the past week or so. Well, things are going to heat back up as those bands all tour their way back home, and one of the highlights for Nashville is Poliça (pronounced po-lisa) at The Basement tonight. It’s a bit of a toss up for music fans with Andrew Bird looping up The Ryman, Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards at Mercy, and, regardless of your late night choice, we can all get over to see Pond at Grimey’s tonight.
Poliça 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). The result is something pretty special. I’ve thrown up a couple of tracks from that new record below, and you can check out their pretty amazing Daytrotter session that dropped right around the same time as the record. You can (and should) link back here to check out the opener Dreamers of the Ghetto. Things get going around 9pm, and tickets are a mere $8.