Last month, the much-loved New York duo Chairlift announced their breakup, and they’ll head out on a farewell tour this spring. In their breakup announcement, the duo said that frontwoman Caroline Polachek would be making music as a solo artist, and we already get to hear what she’s up to. Today, Polachek has released a surprise album of instrumental music. And it’s free.
Recording under the name CEP, Polachek has just shared her new LP Drawing The Target Around The Arrow. She only gave a tiny bit of warning in the form of a tweet yesterday:
Tomorrow I release my first instrumental album
— Caroline Polachek (@carolineplz) January 18, 2017
The former Stereogum staffer Brandon Stosuy recently started the new site the Creative Independent, and that site is offering the 18-track album as a free download. Stosuy has also done an interview with Polachek, and Polachek has written a list of tips for musicians who are starting out. To download the album, click here.