Polica's in-studio performance featuring an interview with the Current's Mark Wheat recently hit NPR, not MPR, but the national one. With an impressive number of camera angles, we get a look at "Wandering Star" and "The Maker" that's not unlike any number of professionally created music videos involving studio time. With singer Channy Leaneagh employing her trademark Auto-tune, and Chris Bierden, Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu filling in the gaps, this is what those who didn't snag a ticket to the group's performance at the Current's birthday bash on Saturday will be missing. Will it get approval from Jay-Z? That remains to be seen. One aspect of the interview that might interest Mr. Carter: Leaneagh's fascination with a wealth of pop-oriented R&B singers, and no mentions of Portishead. "I graduated
into being a fanatic about R&B when I was in high school," she says. "I had a
Columbia House subscription. I must've had a crapload of Mariah Carey,
Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Tweet... I had a huge collection, and I sang
along to all that stuff. Sade. I love that style of singing." Yeah, Tweet! And yeah, it'd be refreshing to hear a revamp of "Oops (Oh My)" mixed into the set this weekend.
Give You the Ghost's February 14 release is almost upon us, and here's the entire performance/interview with Leaneagh undoubtedly feeling emotions via NPR.