Poliça – “Raw Exit” (Stereogum Premiere)

Minneapolis synth-pop pros Poliça released their impressive sophomore effort Shulamith last fall. Now a deluxe edition of the album including new music is in the works. The deluxe Shulamith comes packaged with the new four-song Raw Exit EP, which will also be available as a standalone 10-inch. The ominously funky title track, which the band has been performing live for a while, is built around the refrain “Who’s ready to die alone?” The song exudes seductive appeal and a sense of sweltering humidity thanks to spongy synths, all manner of misty atmospherics, and an aggressive rhythm section that switches from reggae to skittering programmed beats and back. Hear it below.

The Shulamith deluxe reissue is out 6/10 on Mom + Pop, and the Raw Exit 10-inch gets European release 6/30 on Memphis Industries. Pre-order the LP here and look out for Poliça on tour:

5/31 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
6/2 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
6/3 Toronto, CA @ Mod Club
6/5 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/6 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/7 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/8 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/9 Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate
6/10 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
6/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/20 Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane
6/20 Stodtlen, Germany @ Southside Festival
6/24 Munich, Germany @ Freiheiz
6/25 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Zakk
6/28 Brighton, UK @ The Old Market
6/29 Ewijk, NDL @ Down The Rabbit Hole
8/2 London, UK @ Visions Festival
8/3 Antwerp, BEL @ Rivierenhof
8/4 Leipzig, GER @ Taubchenthal
8/7 Gothenberg, SWE @ Way Out West
8/9 Helsinki, FIN @ Flow Festival
8/11 Arhus C, DEN @ Train
8/12 Frankfurt, GER @ Palmengarten
8/14 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
8/15 Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
8/16 Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
8/30 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot

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