I’m psyched to see Minneapolis’s Polica tonight at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. This band’s atmospherically urban, distorted trip hop has Justin Vernon saying they’re his favorite band right now. Good call, bearded one.
Here it is: the much-hyped (and three tracks so far into it, rightfully so) second album from Fun., the project from The Format’s Nate Reuss, Steel Train’s Jack Antonoff, and Anathallo’s Andrew Dost. Of course, it features the ubiquitous single “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae (which is currently #1 on iTunes), along with nine other anthemic, grandiose pop songs worthy of associations with Queen, Elton John, and Neutral Milk Hotel.