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Los Angeles Police Department To Release New Album On 4/28
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Los Angeles Police Department To Release New Album On 4/28

The follow-up to the L.A.-based songwriter’s 2014 debut (also a self-titled effort), Los Angeles Police Department delivers homespun bedroom pop driven by confessional lyrics and beautifully downhearted melodies. Pre-orders available at http://found.ee/lapd_store

“My favorite records are the ones that make me feel like I’m getting to know an artist,” says Pollie. “I love albums that sound like someone is telling me their deepest secrets.”

Also today, Los Angeles Police Department shares the video for his piano ballad “Grown,” the latest single from his forthcoming album. The wistful but whimsical video sees Pollie decked out in Liberace-esque sequins and frills, surrounded by showgirls and bunnies and dancing candelabras.

Watch the video for “Grown” here: https://youtu.be/s5zfbNiuOyk

Produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado (Whitney, The Lemon Twigs) and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters), Los Angeles Police Department combines the melodic gambits of Randy Newman with the pop clarity of Paul McCartney, the fanciful ingenuity of Brian Wilson with the narrative acuity of Pete Townshend. Not only a creatively adventurous effort full of inventive flourishes, the album also daringly addresses suicide and addiction, anxiety and bereavement.

“I think of this record as a coming-of-age story,” Pollie says. “You always think of coming-of-age stories as something that happens to kids, something like Stand By Me or Catcher in the Rye, but in my twenties I realized that I was always going to face this vulnerability and this anxiety. I’m never going to be that wise old person who’s cold-hearted and knows everything. So this record is about learning to face up to those fears and be emotionally responsible.”

Newly signed to ANTI-, Los Angeles Police Department had a surprise hit in 2014 with “She Came Through (Again),” a bittersweet pop gem featured on his first full-length. That album was highly acclaimed by the likes of The Fader, Impose, Stereogum, and Pitchfork, who praised it as “gloriously arranged with a late-summer-light country rock haze, LAPD is big shady tree we can sit beneath, shielding us from the real world the same way Pollie's curiously anonymous band name does for him."

Los Angeles Police Department Tracklisting
The Plane
Grown
Sooner or Later
If I Lied
Hard
The Plane 2
Drugs
The Birds
Ashlyn
Spent

Los Angeles Police Department Show Date

March 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

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