One of the standout tracks off Apar (Mushroom Pillow, 2013), the latest album by Barcelona-based band Delorean, if not the best, is definitely "Unhold." The combination of the band's new found "rock band" approach to their easy, fun sound and the out-of-this-world vocals of Chairlift's Caroline Polachek makes the most memorable moment of the album in the form of this lovely, nostalgic tune with very interesting chord changes. And one becomes more aware of the merits of Polachek's vocal take when learning that it wasn't auto-tuned, as stated by the band on their Twitter account. Not entirely surprising from the singer who opened the Chairlift show at the Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 with an opera piece.
The accompanying video for the new single, directed by Eric Epstein, is a stunning display of visual technique. There are basically two sides of it: the footage of the band playing in a studio in front of a simple white background juxtaposed with the shape of this geometric structure and the takes of Polachek wandering through the Opus 40 sculpture park created by artist Harvey Fite and looking like an elegant Red Riding Hood. But the whole thing is filtered through this very interesting warping planes effect that breathes life into an otherwise simple video and makes it a very surreal and trippy view. A very notable complement for an amazing song.