The synthy, R&B-flavored Minneapolis group (and Gayngs offshoot) Poliça built themselves a ground-up audience with their cult-fave 2012 album Give You The Ghost, and now they’ve already followed it up with Shulamith, the new album that builds on all that album’s goodwill. Shulamith is a heavy, mesmeric album — one that can make gorgeous background music if that’s all you want from it, but one that also reveals big emotional power when you listen closer. We’ve already heard the album tracks “Chain My Name,” “Smug,” “Warrior Lord,” and the Justin Vernon collab “Tiff,” and now the whole album is streaming online. Listen to it at NPR.
Shulamith is out 10/21 on Memphis Industries.