Poliça

This Minneapolis electronic R&B quintet, barely a year old, is riding a big wave of buzz, but with all buzz follows backlash, and there are already complaints about the decidedly unorganic sound of their debut album Give You the Ghost—Channy Casselle's vocals are Auto-Tuned on every single song. But in a recent interview with Vogue, Casselle explained that turning on the Auto-Tune was her way of completely switching gears after years of playing in the bluegrass band Roma di Luna with her ex-husband, stating, "It was a good way for me to forget all the habits I had acquired... I have this array of emotions now that I wouldn't have normally and can sound scary and threatening in ways I wasn't able to before." The way that Casselle's vocals slither over the band's shadowy and muted rhythms only adds to the music's creeping effect of conjuring up ghosts of past lives and ruined loves. With Supreme Cuts. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Fri., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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