Bon Iver – Holocene (Satchmode Remix)

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This dreamy new remix of Bon Iver’s “Holocene” from Satchmode is the perfect downtempo soundtrack for this rainy day in the district. The LA production duo keeps Justin Vernon’s vocals at the forefront — adding an underlying shimmery layer of immersive synths to stunning effect. Listen below, and pick up a free download over on Soundcloud.


Artist Spotlight: Poliça


Much has been written about the Minneapolis art-rockers Poliça, and frankly it’s criminal they haven’t been featured on poetryinanemptycokecan before. That said, the collection just wouldn’t be complete without their inclusion. So bear with me if you’re already hip to them — and if you’re not — by all means carry on. What started out as an offshoot from producer Ryan Olson’s project Gayngs would rapidly become the vocoderized electropop phenomenon known as Poliça. The following tracks “Dark Star” and “Lay Your Cards Out” derive from their 2012 debut LP Give You The Ghost, an album nocturnal in nature and described by Olson himself as “night as hell.” By far their most beguiling track, “Dark Star” consists of vocalist Channy Leaneagh’s smouldering vocals swept over swaths of synths, steady basslines and sweltering horns. So if you’re not already acquainted with this electronic wunderkind, stream below and be sure to check out their upcoming June tour dates below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

5/31, Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
6/2 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf
6/3 Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club
6/5 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/6-7 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/8 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/9 Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate
6/10 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
6/11 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
6/12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/14 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
6/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/21 Stodtlen, Germany @Southside Festival
6/22 Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane
6/24 Munich, Germany @ Freiheiz
6/25 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Zakk
6/29 Ewijk, The Netherlands @ Down the Rabbit Hole

Tomas Barfod – “November Skies” ft. Nina Kinert


Snowy day in the district. And although December skies are upon us, this track from Copenhagen producer Tomas Barfod seems like the perfect airy backdrop for a winter wonderland. Stream “November Skies” off his latest LP Salton Sea and pick up a FREE download on Soundcloud below.


And if that weren’t enough, check out his rework of Bon Iver’s “Re: Stacks.”