After a whirlwind 2008, Brooklyn dream-pop trio Chairlift prepares to embark on a North American tour with electronic avant-pop artist YACHT, who will be releasing their forthcoming full-length, See Mystery Lights, with new label DFA in the late Spring. After making a pit stop at SXSW, Chairlift will continue their tour across the US and into Canada, joining up with Sebastian Tellier and Peter, Bjorn & John.

Chairlift spent a good portion of last year on the road, teaming up with Ariel Pink and Yeasayer for two cross-country jaunts, as well as heading out on a European tour in the late fall, which included dates with Why? Telepathe and Santogold among others. In the wake of Chairlift’s catchy pop single “Bruises” getting chosen for the colorful new iPod Nano-Chromatic commercial, the band ended the year with a bang, with their debut, Does You Inspire You, being named one of SPIN Magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2008, as well as making many of their peers’ Top 10 lists. Chairlift was also recently voted the “Best Emerging NYC Artist of 2008” by The Deli Magazine.

Chairlift Press:
“Besotted with reverb drenched synthetic lushness, they flit from uncanny new-wave caricatures to beguiling heroin country ballads, nodding deeply to David Lynch’s Angelo Badalamenti-scored oeuvre” – SPIN – Top 40 Albums of 2008

“Aesthetics, ecology and intergalactic millinery: welcome to the dawning of the age of Chairlift.” – NME Radar

“…molasses-covered, electro-funk fantasy of innocence, and it throbs like Prince on sizzurp.” – Blender

“Chairlift possess that rare charm that transcends any self-aware genre or calculated scene…the album’s cool temperature is balanced by the uplift of its exalted riffs and melodies – overall, an inspirational debut.” – BUST

“Brooklyn’s Chairlift sounds like Siouxsie Sioux fronting an ’80s synth band (which is to say, awesome), and their debut provides an incomparably swoon-worthy listen.”- VMAN

“‘Does You Inspire You,’ is a loopy confection of synth-pop goodness that evokes Yaz and the Knife, with Polachek crooning away like a more chipper Cat Power. – OUT Magazine

“Chairlift’s music is itself a portal into the band’s imaginative psyche where ambiguous sonic shapes hide under a cloak of reverb and sanguine synth lines dance over decadent vocal harmonies.” – The Deli Magazine

Chairlift Tour Dates:
Sat. Feb. 7 – Miami, FL – White Room
Fri. Feb. 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music w/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Sat. Mar. 7 – New York, NY – Santos Partyhouse
Fri. Mar. 13 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop w/YACHT
Sat. Mar. 14 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s w/YACHT
Mon. Mar. 16 – St. Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club w/YACHT
Tues. Mar. 17 – Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot Saloon w/YACHT
Wed. Mar. 18 – Norman, OK – Opolis w/YACHT
Thurs. Mar. 19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Fri. Mar. 20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Sun. Mar. 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Pontiac Garage w/YACHT
Mon. Mar. 23 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live w/YACHT
Tues. Mar. 24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon w/YACHT
Wed. Mar. 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Parish w/YACHT
Thurs. Mar. 26 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder w/YACHT
Fri. Mar. 27 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club w/YACHT, Kuroma
Sat. Mar. 28 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In w/Kuroma
Mon. April 13 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/Sebastian Tellier
Tues. April 14 – Vancouver, BC – Richards On Richards w/Sebastian Tellier
Wed. April 15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/Sebastian Tellier
Fri. April 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent w/Sebastian Tellier
Sun. April 19 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Tues. April 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music CafĂ© w/Peter Bjorn & John
Wed. April 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre w/Peter Bjorn & John
Thurs. April 23 – Chicago, IL – Metro w/Peter Bjorn & John
Fri. April 24 – Newport, KY – Southgate House w/Peter Bjorn & John
Sat. April 25 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre w/Peter Bjorn & John

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