It’s hard to put into words what exactly this sounds like, only that it sounds familiar, almost like a 70s vibe. Caroline Polachek has a rich voice that layers well with the underlying rhythmic melody/beat. The accompanying music video for this is a little trippy. It definitely looks 80s (with the cinematography, colors, and captions, except it’s not. It’s like Ladytron meets Jefferson Airplane. Get the album on iTunes (it was released this year).

If you live in the Cincinnati region, they will be participating in a free concert along with RJD2 and others as part of Scion’s event on September 15. More details are here.

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Lyrics (click more to read):

 You lost your focus
But I got a plan for it
With a secret ingredient
And you are infinitely invited
Just leave alone the geminis
Two of them and four of I’s
(And you are infinitely Invited)

No one could not agree (it’s unanimously decided)
They’ve come for you and me (that we’re dangerously surrounded)
Their boats are full of flames
They paint the grasses green
Repeating history
They don’t say what they mean

Is it amnesia?
Amamaemonesia
Mistaken for magic? (Mistaken for magic.)
Silver hours
Silver hours
Becoming a habit? (Chasing the rabbit.)
Is it amnesia?
Amamaemonesia,
Mistaken for magic? (Mistaken for magic. Mistaken for magic.)

Spacing out in a nook and cranny
It’s officially uncanny
It’s a fish in a sea of granite
Just leave alone the geminis
Two of them and four of I’s
They’ve come for you and me (that we’re dangerously surrounded)
Their boats are full of flames
They paint the grasses green
Repeating history
They don’t say what they mean

Is it amnesia
Amanaemonesia
Mistaken for magic (Mistaken for magic.)
Silver hours
Silver hours
Becoming a habit (Chasing the rabbit.)
Is it amnesia
Amanaemonesia
Mistaken for magic (Mistaken for magic. Mistaken for magic. Mistaken for magic.)

There’s a system of symbols that no one will vouch for
Everyone uses, but no one believes
There’s a dog in the yard with a manner that’s ruff
Yet there’s something about you that he understands
The girl at the window, covered in ashes
Smiles grotesquely in the light of the day
Singing in German, a cold summer warning
But I can’t remember what I meant to say…

Is it Amanaemonesia
(Mistaken for magic.)
Amanaemonesia, woah
(Chasing the rabbit)
Amanaemonesia
(Mistaken for magic. Mistaken for magic. Mistaken for magic.)

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/chairlift/#share