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1 review »Minneapolis synthpop quintet Polica are back this week with a new EP containing four songs which didn’t make it onto their last album ‘Shulamith’. The hair-dye-disaster theme from that album’s sleeve continues here too, so you really feel like you’re completing the package. There are three of their own tracks here, ‘Raw Exit’, ‘Great Regret’ an ... »

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Raw Exit EP by POLICA
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7/10 Mike Staff review, 27 June 2014

Minneapolis synthpop quintet Polica are back this week with a new EP containing four songs which didn’t make it onto their last album ‘Shulamith’. The hair-dye-disaster theme from that album’s sleeve continues here too, so you really feel like you’re completing the package. There are three of their own tracks here, ‘Raw Exit’, ‘Great Regret’ and ‘Baby Blue’, as well as a cover of Leslie Gore’s ‘You Don’t Own Me’ from 1963.

Sonically it’s business as usual. ‘Raw Exit’ is the strongest of the four cuts on offer, a coldly bumping bit of synthpop with silky Niki & the Dove sass and The Knife-esque slink, and economical arrangements that bring to mind Omar Rodriguez’s surprisingly solid solo album of girl-fronted synthpop ‘Octopus Kool-Aid’. The other two of their own songs are alright but you can tell why the overwrought and sappy cover didn’t make the album. If you’re already a fan of the band then this will scratch your itch until the next album comes along, but if you’re yet to be introduced to their often-beguiling synthpop charms then ‘Give You The Ghost’ would be a better place to start.


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