• Chairlift’s Something

The members of Brooklyn synth-pop duo Chairlift, multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimbley and vocalist Caroline Polachek, haven’t been shy about describing their upcoming album, Something (out January 24 on Columbia), as a deliberate run at crossover popularity. In a short but revealing interview with Pitchfork, Polachek talks openly about the way she feels corporate “meddling on the creative side of things” (in the words of interviewer Larry Fitzmaurice) improved the album and how excited the pair are to have a “corporate machine” (Polachek’s phrase) backing their dreams of pop-radio acceptance.