Chairlift Debut Full-length Album, Does You Inspire You, On Kanine Records, Tour with Ariel Pink!
Free mp3 Download: Evident Utensil
Brooklyn’s unassuming 80′s-influenced three-piece, Chairlift, is excited to announce the release of its forthcoming debut full-length, Does You Inspire You on Kanine Records on Oct. 28th. The band is currently in the midst of a US tour with ever-endearing psych-weirdo, Ariel Pink in support of its new release-to-be. Tour dates are below.
Intent on making music for haunted houses, Caroline Polachek, Aaron Pfenning, and Patrick Wimberly formed Chairlift in the summer of 2006. Frequenting late-night jazz shows at the strange Broker Inn on the outskirts of Boulder, CO, Chairlift were mystified by its 1980′s faux-gothic architecture. The oak-cabinet aquariums, vacant dancefloors, fake trees, and muffled velveteen booths provided the ideal hypothetical setting for a new breed of pop music. With their backgrounds in fine arts, film and jazz, coupled with a move to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2007, the trio was in danger of succumbing to art-snobbery and pretension. Instead, they started playing shows with fun and thriving experimental pop magicians, like MGMT, Ponytail, Yeasayer and Mixel Pixel. Merging their Colorado roots with their new urban surroundings, Chairlift’s sound developed into a hypnotic, tongue-in-cheek yet uniquely compelling brand of synth-pop. After much trial and error of experimentation, their newest effort has resulted in something more akin to a John Hughes/80′s film soundtrack, though the band is surprisingly unfamiliar with several of the artists thought to be their very influences.
Their first official release, the “Evident Utensil” single – an ode to pencils – personified their quirkiness. NME called it,”a charming pop oddity,”Exclaim! gave it, “immediate cult status,”and RCRDLBL deemed it, “the best single from a Brooklyn band since, like, TV on the Radio or something.” Comparisons have been made to The Knife, Art of Noise, Of Montreal, and Yaz.
Chairlift Tour Dates:
July 29, 2008 TT The Bears [w/Ariel Pink] Boston, Massachusetts
July 30, 2008 Knitting Factory [w/Ariel Pink + Mixel Pixel] New York, New York
July 31, 2008 People’s Center [w/Ariel Pink] New Haven, Connecticut
August 1, 2008 M Room [w/Ariel Pink] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 2, 2008 Sonar [w/Ariel Pink] Baltimore, Maryland
August 3, 2008 Nightlight [w/Ariel Pink] Chapel Hill, North Carolina
August 4, 2008 Eyedrum [w/Ariel Pink] Atlanta, Georgia
August 5, 2008 Ali Baba’s [w/Ariel Pink] Tallahassee, Florida
August 6, 2008 Spanish Moon [w/Ariel Pink] Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 7, 2008 Walter’s On Washington [w/Ariel Pink] Houston, Texas
August 8, 2008 Hailey’s [w/Ariel Pink] Denton, Texas
August 9, 2008 Mohawk [w/Ariel Pink] Austin, Texas
August 11, 2008 Plush [w/Ariel Pink] Tucson, Arizona
August 12, 2008 The Echo [w/Ariel Pink] Los Angeles, California
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