Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek has been hard at work on a handful of collaborations.
The first is a partnership with Chicago-based DJ duo Flosstradamus on the track ‘Big Bills’, which the singer said is her very first dance-music collaboration.
“The whole world of dance music is really foreign me,” Polacheck told NME.COM. “What I’m doing with Chairlift is a lot more analogue and less about thumping beats and a remix sensibility. That’s what makes the Flosstradamus track distinctive – it has an ’80s synth looted-out druggy vibe from Chairlift mixed with a dancy clubby DJ track.”
‘Big Bills’ can be downloaded from Green Label Sound’s website now.
In addition, Polachek is collaborating with fellow Brooklynites Holy Ghost! on a new track, and contributing back-up vocals to Sebastian Blanck‘s forthcoming solo album. “He’s doing a solo record that’s beautiful Mamas and Papas-style ’60s songs and I’m doing back-up vocals on a couple of songs,” she said.
She’s also working on a side project with Jorge Elbrecht of Violens and Lansing-Dreiden. “We’re doing a full-on collaboration EP,” she said. “It’s not like I’m just singing back-up shit – we’re actually working together. We’re keeping it kind of quiet. I can’t talk too much about it, but more will come soon.”
Meanwhile, Chairlift are gearing up for an extensive tour of the US next month, which includes a stop at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival.
–By our Los Angeles staff.