Friday, April 21, 2017

Listen :: Los Angeles Police Department streams new album ahead of release

Words: Ellie Ward

Newly signed to the Anti- label, Los Angeles-based Ryan Pollie - better known under his moniker of Los Angeles Police Department - sets out his second, self-titled album on April 28.

The follow-up to his 2014 debut (also a self-titled effort), was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado (Whitney, The Lemon Twigs) and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters), Pollie describes the album - which addresses suicide and addiction, anxiety and bereavement - as "a coming-of-age story.":

"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.”

Stream the album ahead of release below.

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