Tonight in L.A., Los Angeles Police Department continues its month-long Monday residency at The Bootleg Theater.
A lo-fi pop act helmed by singer/songwriter Ryan Pollie, Los Angeles Police Department released its self-titled sophomore album on Anti- Records earlier this year.
Los Angeles Police Department began its residency at The Bootleg Theater last Monday night. The remaining residency dates are November 20 and November 27.
Also today, Los Angeles Police Department shares the video for a live version of “Drugs” (a stripped-down, gently unsettling track featured on the recent album). Directed by L.A.-based filmmaker and photographer Dominic Charles Ferris, the video captures an acoustic backyard performance of “Drugs,” its intimate setting bringing a new level of warmth to the song.
Watch the video for “Drugs” here: https://youtu.be/bF1-bj34hzQ
Released in April, Los Angeles Police Department was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado (Whitney, The Lemon Twigs) and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters). The Los Angeles Times praised the album for offering “striking, expertly crafted songs containing left-field bridges and curious diversions.” Meanwhile, Alternative Press noted that “Pollie’s fragile vocals float here atop arrangements that use synths and echoing drums to create an appealingly spacious setting.”
The album follows Los Angeles Police Department’s 2014 full-length debut, also a self-titled effort. Acclaimed by The Fader, Impose, Stereogum, and Pitchfork, that album includes the bittersweet pop gem and breakout hit “She Came Through (Again).”