Kelley Polar’s take on outer-space disco returns this week when his sophomore album I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling drops on Environ.
Polar’s previous record, Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens, was produced and mixed by Morgan Geist, Environ label head and one-half of Metro Area, but the newie is merely mixed by Geist, who is obviously busy with a solo album due for release later this year.
I Need You to Hold on… sees Polar getting more ornate in the studio with the album including more vocals than ever before. When asked in a recent RA interview about his untrained singing voice, Polar said, “It’s so easy to trash it, because I’m obviously risking humiliation, but luckily I live far enough away from everything that I just said ‘fuck it’ and did it anyway”.
Next up? Shows in Europe including a March 22nd gig at Berlin’s Panorama Bar, as well as a fuller tour of the continent later this year.
01 A Feeling of the All-Thing
02 Zeno of Elea
03 Entropy Reigns (In the Celestial City)
07 A Dream in Three Parts (On Themes by Enesco)
08 We Live in an Expanding Universe
09 Sea of Sine Waves
10 Thurston and Grisha
11 In Paradisum
Kelley Polar’s I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling will be released on Environ on March 3, 2008.