Polica’s CD-release show heavy on new material from the group

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to max out my Polica attention span — between features on MPR’s All Things Considered, their cover story in this week’s City Pages, and last night’s very buzzed-about, very sold-out release show at First Avenue, it’s all starting to blur together a bit. So with that in…

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Zoo Animal performs in The Current studio

Holly Newsom describes Zoo Animal's new "Departure EP" as more observational than philosophical, and it's easy to discern how different the band is today compared to a year ago, fully cognizant of major changes which have altered the act's path. The title of the EP is blunt upon deeper inspection: Zoo Animal has dealt with the departure of two members, the addition of two rotating casts of local musicians, and a further departure in sound that Newsom has taken her songs which now find themselves steeped in beautiful minimalism.

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Today in Music History: Remembering Amy Winehouse

Neil Young and his high school friends recorded their first single; Frank Sinatra had a No. 1 album; Barry Manilow 'made it' to the top of the singles chart; the Police kicked off a massive world tour, and Amy Winehouse passed away, Today in Music History.

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