Photo: Nicholas Gallop
Words: Ellie Ward
It's hard not to think of Poliça when listening to 'Criminal', the debut single from Minneapolis-based duo Fraea, released this past week. Their slickly evocative synthpop sound also looks like setting Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner - who are friends of Poliça - on the same path with what they term 'shadow pop'.
Taken from their forthcoming EP 'Bend Your Bones', out on April 29, Daley's sweet and airy vocals draw you into a smoothly melodic composition of catchy beats and title line refrain, "you've waited so long/keep holding on/it's not criminal."
Fraea open for Poliça on March 2 at Minneapolis’ Turf Club, marking what will be only their second live show. They then play the city’s Icehouse venue on April 30.