Polica's "Amongster" video depicts sex in the woods

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The dry ice definitely got them excited.
No question about it: This has definitely been Polica's week. The quartet already had a buzz going for it like no one else in the Twin Cities, and then they sold out the First Avenue Mainroom for their Give You the Ghost release party and, the following day, were featured on the cover of our very own City Pages. Just this morning, the "Best Band Bon Iver Has Ever Heard" even got a shoutout in London's Guardian newspaper.

Now, with some of us probably approaching Polica overload, the band has squeezed in one more addition to their busy week: a kinky and altogether strange new music video, for album opener "Amongster."

"Amongster" may well be the most dissonant song on Give You the Ghost, dominated by a jarring synthesizer riff that ratchets up the pressure until everything explodes in the closing moments. For the music video, which just debuted over at Spin, there's, er, a little more harmony going on; various artsy shots of snails and worms segues into a couple of honest-to-goodness human beings making love together in what looks like Sleepy Hollow.

What we can't help asking, though, is why the couple couldn't be bothered to use a blanket. That just seems uncomfortable!






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11 comments
Zach
Zach

I was into this band before they were a band.

Elizabeth Brazen
Elizabeth Brazen

The fact that anyone is already cutting their teeth into this band just goes to show you what a future they've got ahead of them!

Eh
Eh

 It's a one-trick pony of a band and this saturation coverage is just making them boring quicker.

R2
R2

Citizenkc47you can't control the hype once it has erupted.  this is just what happens when a band gets big.. and it wasn't all really locally that it started.  yes they were in other bands" but really it comes down to their big connections and national media hype thereafter that initially lead to this.

so in this case , and I have gotten pissed at the Current and city pages many times before, "they are doing their job".  you can't get mad at them for that.  and I think media people are very "rah rah" when their local bands get big.. especially in MN there's this "sense of price" that people really hang onto. 

just try to understand it from a wider perspective.  

Chris
Chris

I need more auto-tune!

Citizenkc47
Citizenkc47

@R2: I totally get your point and I do get the wider perspective. Actually, I saw Channy and Roma di Luna at the Cedar when they opened for Mavis Staples and I just loved her, but they were just kind of a well regarded local band. So, I am bit puzzled at the arc of how she went from that to this overhyped state of being. 

I think the Current is having too much influence on how people listen to music in the Cities nowadays. Ironically, they promote the local and the alternative, but it is within the boundaries of their category of what is cool and worth listening to and it becomes the mainstream.

Citizenkc47
Citizenkc47

I am so sick of this band. Is the Current and CP in cahoots to promote this band? They are so massively overrated. The way Mark Wheat talks about them as if they are the second coming of the Cure or something. Puhlease!

Reed Fischer
Reed Fischer

I want dry ice to dispense from the sidewalk every time I walk out of a building.

Don Stremski
Don Stremski

Sounds more like the Second Coming of the Cocteau Twins to me. 

I can see why everyone is talking about this video, though. Those Hedgehogs are adorable!

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