Caroline Polachek has spent nearly a decade leading the great Brooklyn indie-pop group Chairlift, and now she’s stepping out on her own. Polachek has adapted the alter-ego Ramona Lisa for a new solo project, and she’ll release her solo debut Arcadia this spring. Polachek recorded the album in Rome, using only a laptop — composing in MIDI and singing into the computer’s internal mic. She calls the result “pastoral electronic music.” First single “Arcadia,” which opens the album, is an uncanny creeper of a song; it positively drips with ominous atmosphere, and Polachek’s voice floats beautifully above her dark synthetic tones. She co-directed the video with Ross Menuez, and it has her looking straight out of an Argento movie, with horrifying close-up images of cicadas repeating throughout. Below, watch the video, download the song, and check out the album’s tracklist.
02 “Backwards And Upwards”
03 “Getaway Ride”
05 “Lady’s Got Gills”
06 “Hissing Pipes At Dawn”
09 “Izzit True What They Tell Me”
10 “Wing Of The Parapet”
11 “I Love Our World”
Arcadia is out 4/15 on Terrible.