In November, Minneapolis synth-pop outfit Poliça announced a new collaborative album with Berlin-based orchestral collective s t a r g a z e. The results of a long-term association, the record is called Music for the Long Emergency, and is out February 16th via Totally Gross National Product/Transgressive.
The effort’s first single, the 10-minute “How Is This Happening”, demonstrated an abstract and peripatetic union between the two groups. Their new single, “Agree”, on the other hand, showcases a much more focused, mellifluous fusion. At a much more digestible length of just over three minutes, the song fuses Channy Leaneagh’s urgent vocals with a steady, tactile beat elevated by s t a r g a z e’s refined, propulsive strings. Listen to it below.
Pre-orders for Music for the Long Emergency are ongoing here.