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A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

In putting this week’s list together, I thought about including the video with Michelle Obama rapping about how you should go to college. It’s not on the list, and I didn’t omit it because it’s not a music video. It actually totally is a music video. I didn’t include it because (1) it’s corny as… More »

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Chairlift – “Moth To The Flame”

Chairlift's new album, Moth, is due out next week and the Brooklyn-based duo just released yet another single to follow "Romeo," "Crying In Public," and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 13, 2016 - 1:10 pm
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Chairlift – “Crying In Public”

Later this months, idiosyncratic Brooklyn pop greats Chairlift will release Moth, their third album and their first since 2012's Something. We've seen the videos for…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 9:22 am
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Chairlift – “Romeo” Video

Chairlift have a knack for making vivid, even iconic music videos without appearing to spend a ton of money on them. Most recently, we saw…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 10:25 am
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Chairlift – “Romeo”

Last month, Brooklyn pop-mutation specialists Chairlift announced the impending release of Moth, their third album, and they shared the video for their slick, impressive first…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2015 - 10:27 am

Caroline Polachek – “The Boy Who I’ll See Again” Video

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek wrote original music for a MAKE Beauty collaborative film. "The Boy Who I'll See Again" is a reworking of the Greek myth…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 19, 2015 - 9:51 am

Caroline Polachek Explains Why Ariel Pink Was A Dick To Chairlift On Tour

On Friday, Grimes took over SiriusXM's SiriusXMU channel, playing songs from her fantastic new album Art Angels in addition to music by artists like Le…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2015 - 7:31 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's list is necessarily going to be incomplete, since Joanna Newsom and Paul Thomas Anderson made a video for "Divers" and it's already been…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2015 - 9:56 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Hey guys, Caitlin here. I've got news to share: I've accepted another job that I'll be starting in November, and I'm really excited about it.
Stereogum | October 16, 2015 - 4:59 pm
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Chairlift – “Ch-Ching” Video

A few days ago Chairlift shared their first new material since that epic Beyonce collaboration "No Angel" in 2013, and "Ch-Ching" definitely sounds like working…
Caitlin White | October 16, 2015 - 10:20 am
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Chairlift – “Ch-Ching”

It's been three years since Chairlift gave us any of their ethereal, diamond-sharp pop, but 2015 has been such a killer year already, that it…
Caitlin White | October 14, 2015 - 1:05 pm
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Chairlift Tease New Single “Ch-Ching” Out Wednesday

It's been over three years since the release of Chairlift's last album, Something, so we're just about due for another one from the duo. Their…
James Rettig | October 12, 2015 - 2:38 pm
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Watch Jamie xx Play Seth Meyers With Romy, Jehnny Beth, Caroline Polachek, More

Jamie xx released his solo masterpiece In Colour earlier this month, and one of its high points is "Loud Places," the bittersweet disco banger that…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2015 - 8:49 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2014 - 12:25 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2014 - 1:45 pm
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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
Miles Bowe | April 22, 2014 - 5:53 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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