Caroline Polachek: Parachute

Some two years after Chairlift broke up, Caroline Polachek’s solo debut album Pang will be released. Polachek has released three songs from the record, and our favorite is the operatic “Parachute.” Produced by Danny L Harle, the exhilarating song is a “direct transcription” of a dream Polachek had. “It was an incredible moment, realizing that this melody we’d written was unintentionally re-telling a dream I’d been …

Polo & Pan’s Summer Party Playlist for COOL HUNTING

Upbeat, danceable tunes for your next pool party

In celebration of their new EP Gengis, an upcoming tour and summer in general, French electro-pop duo Polo & Pan (aka Paul Armand-Delille and Alexandre Grynszpan) have created a party mixtape for COOL HUNTING readers. From a Soulwax remix of Charlotte Gainsbourg to Yuksek, Breakbot, and Hubbabubbaklubb, the playlist is meant to get the party started right—which the duo says should look “like the pool …

Black Marble: One Eye Open

New from Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit Black Marble (aka Chris Stewart) is “One Eye Open,” the lead single off the upcoming LP Bigger Than Life. While remaining true to their ’80s-inflected, post-punk roots, the song is a little more upbeat and bouncy than previous offerings. It’s danceable, but with the gravitas that runs through much Black Marble music.