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Watch A Mercedes-Benz-Sponsored Short Film About Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek

The Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek has been very busy in the last 12 months: Writing for Beyoncé, singing with Blood Orange and SBTRKT, and releasing her own solo album as Ramona Lisa. She's also put together a Ramona Lisa live show that involves choreography, headset mics, and very strange facepaint. Someone at Mercedes-Benz ended u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014 - 12:25 pm

SBTRKT – “Look Away” (Feat. Caroline Polachek) Interactive Video

The masked producer SBTRKT is about to release Wonder Where We Land, a new album of diffuse, jazz-damaged dance-pop, made with a lineup of all-star collaborators. We've already posted "Temporary View" with Sampha, "New Dorp. New York" with Ezra Koenig, "Higher" with Raury, and "Voices In My Head" with A$AP Ferg and Warpaint. For the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 9:07 am

Ramona Lisa – “Dominic” Video

Chairlift leader Caroline Polachek has taken on the side-project alter-ego Ramona Lisa, and she recorded all of her new album Arcadia by herself, on her laptop. She's already made a video for the album's title track, and now she's followed that one with a new self-directed video for "Dominic," another hazy track from the album. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Stream Ramona Lisa Arcadia

Caroline Polachek took a break last year from her synth-pop band Chairlift to work on her solo project, Ramona Lisa, and record an album. Arcadia was crafted solely on a laptop by Polachek, manipulating MIDI samples and singing directly into the laptop's mic. Though the recording may have been cloistered and intimate, the result i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Ramona Lisa (Caroline Polachek) – “Arcadia” Video

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Watch Intimate Sessions From FKA Twigs & Chairlift At Young Turks’ New Year’s Event In Mexico

This past New Years Eve, the British label Young Turks found a great way to celebrate the occasion: A massive beachside show in Tulum, Mexico that featured most of the label's roster and a few non-roster artists who fit nicely into the label's whole stargazing future-pop aesthetic. They also brought Yours Truly down to film… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014 - 9:52 am

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Blue Ivy, The-Dream, Sia, Miguel, Hit-Boy, Caroline Polachek, Noah "40" Shebib, and others -- and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Delorean – “Unhold” (Feat. Caroline Polachek) Video

Chairlift leader Caroline Polachek sings lead on "Unhold," a song from the Barcelona dance-rock band Delorean's new album Apar. She's also the star of the song's new video. Director Eric Epstein films Polachek, wearing a cape and looking like a mythical character, swanning around New York's Opus 40 sculpture park. The members of Delorean appear… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Jorge Elbrecht Feat. Caroline Polachek – “I.V. Aided Dreams” Video

Earlier this year Jorge Elbrecht (of Lansing-Dreiden and Violens) gave us two collaborations with Ariel Pink. His new song is another in the series of collaborations, this time with Chairlift's Caroline Polachek. It's a dark, dense track built around aggressive samples of screams and prickling synths. Polachek's usually gorgeous voice here adds an extra layer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 16, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Blood Orange – “Chamakay” (Feat. Caroline Polachek) Video

In recent years, Dev Hynes has been best-known as a collaborator, helping people like Solange and Sky Ferreira find a certain haze-pop sweet spot. But Hynes has also been running his solo project Blood Orange for a while now, and he's got an album called Cupid Deluxe coming soon. The LP's first single is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 9:42 am

The 10 Best Things At Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

This past weekend, Chicago's Union Park played host to Pitchfork Music Festival. The two-and-a-half-day event was packed tight with performances from the indiesphere's current marquee artists and its icons. But it wasn't just music -- there was also a large fair offering crafts, handmade wares, and records; a mini-festival of print posters (a lust item… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 22, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Girl Crisis – “Walk Like An Egyptian” (The Bangles Cover)

As you may remember, Girl Crisis is the Greenpoint supergroup of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Class Actress's Elizabeth Harper, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring and Annie Hart, TEEN's Jane Herships, et al, whose rules are many (female-only, YouTube-only, Super 8MM-film only, covers-only) and output is little (two covers a year; female in the summer, male i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 6, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Hear Chairlift’s Something Demos

Chairlift's warped-but-breezy psychedelic synthpop album Something ended up in the top 10 of our year-end albums list, and now the group has shared its demo versions of five of the songs from the album. Below, stream the demo versions of "Wrong Opinion," "Take It Out On Me," "Sidewalk Safari," "Amanaemonesia," and "Grown Up Blues."… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Chairlift – “I Belong In Your Arms (Japanese Version)” Video

Chairlift's Something comes out in Japan today, so in celebration of that, Chairlift's put out a Japanese-language version of their album jam "I Belong In Your Arms," complete with a video featuring some vintage digital textures. Lead singer Caroline Polachek spent some time in Tokyo as a youth, turns out. Eric Epstein directs and animates. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 30, 2012 - 11:18 am

Lollapalooza 2012: Jack White, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, & More

For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Sunday's recap below... In contrast to Saturday's torrential downpours, emergency weather evacuation, and general air of hecticness, Sunday floated by, with cooler temperatures and even occasional breeziness, to ease out of three long festival days. 1:30 p.m. @ The Sony Stage:More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 6, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Watch Girl Crisis Cover Leonard Cohen (Stereogum Premiere)

The latest, eighth dispatch from Girl Crisis, the all-Brooklyn all-female concept-troupe supergroup committed to two covers a year (of a male icon in the winter, female in the sumer) via Super 8mm film in a Greenpoint apartment has just offered up their latest seasonal selection: a tribute to the bard Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me ToMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Sébastien Tellier & Caroline Polachek – “Side By Side”

As a promotion for Air France -- the airline, not the defunct Balearic Swede-pop duo -- Chairlift leader Caroline Polachek and debonair French electro-pop lothario Sébastien Tellier have recorded a smooth new-wave duet called "Side By Side." And in the accompanying video, you can toggle back and forth between their two images, focusing on one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Chairlift – “Met Before” (Auditorium Version)

Brooklyn synthpoppers Chairlift recently did a version of their dizzily lovestruck single "Met Before" in an empty auditorium, with a bunch of friends helping out on vocals. It's almost a capella, though; the only accompaniment is Patrick Wimberly's ringing guitar. The video is a prettily blurry thing, and this version of the song shows that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 26, 2012 - 9:16 am

Chairlift – “Met Before (Illum Sphere Remix)”

Manchester post-dubstep producer and Radiohead remixer Illum Sphere has turned in a warped, bass-heavy take on Chairlift's lovestruck synthpop anthem "Met Before," turning it into something infinitely more seasick. Download the Illum Sphere reworking below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 2:52 pm
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