Thanks to the high-profile endorsement of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon ? whose sometime collaborator Ryan Olson (Gayngs) produced Give You the Ghost ? Polica attracted enormous pre-SXSW hype. The band already had a large built-in following in the Upper Midwest thanks to support from The Current and members' past work in the folk-pop band Roma di Luna. But Polica appears on the brink of something more worldwide, thanks in part to polished and propulsive, word-of-mouth-inducing live shows like this one. Where Give You the Ghost gives the suggestion of a subdued live presence, Polica's stage show heads to somewhere approaching the opposite extreme ? a welcome jolt of beauty and power.
Producer: Amy Schriefer; Video by: XI Media; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait