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[album stream]: Chairlift – Something

By Will Oliver, January 24th 2012 — with 2 comments

Chairlift’s new album Something has been getting some great press so far. It officially dropped today, and it’s available to stream legally via soundcloud right now. I got the album embedded below. Hit the jump to listen to the album.
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[new]: Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari

By Will Oliver, October 30th 2011

“Sidewalk Safari” is the latest track from Chairlift’s upcoming new LP, Something, out 1/24/2012. Eccentricities are made accessible by Chairlift’s unusual sound. It’s as funky as pop can get, and you love them for it. It sounds like a tranquil dream that you’re not quite ready to leave.

Take a listen:
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[music video]: Chairlift – Amanaemonesia

By Will Oliver, September 7th 2011 — with 1 comment

Really cool music video for Chairlift’s “Amanaemonesia”. It was directed by Todd Hines and Chairlift’s front-woman Caroline Polachek, who is also the star. She choreographed the video herself, which is very cool.

Check out the final product:

Chairlift – Amanaemonesia

By Will Oliver, July 29th 2011

Totally slept on the fact that Chairlift have a new single out there. It’s entitled “Amanaemonesia” and will be released on August 16 via Chris Taylor’s Terrible Records.

It’s a funky cool track that expands on the sound they delighted us with on Does You Inspire You. You can stream it below:

The band will have a new album out later in the year. Watch a little teaser that they posted on their site:
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[Video] : Chairlift – Bruises (Acoustic)

By Will Oliver, April 22nd 2009 — with 1 comment

Chairlifts wonderful Bruises has not gotten old. I don’t think it ever will, it is just too pleasant!! I got an email showing me a beautiful acoustic version that the band did on a porch. The song is stripped down to its bones, but the bruises still sound GREAT!


[mp3] : Chairlift – Bruises (Acoustic)

*It takes 30 seconds to get into the song…sorry I ripped it from the video.

Chairlifts “Does You Inspire You” re-released on Columbia Records

By Will Oliver, February 27th 2009 — with 1 comment

Chairlift really had a huge 2008. We have seen how effective their placement on that ipod ad was. The effect was so huge that the bands popularity soared catching the attention of many fans, as well as Columbia Records. The record company has plans to re-release Chairlift’s debut album “Does You Inspire You” on April 21st. The album will be completely remastered with two new tracks “Le Flying Saucer Hat” and “Dixie Gypsy”. The latter was produced by Grizzly Bear’s very own Chris Bear. Chairlift recently performed with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and are currently on their first tour of 2009 with YACHT, Sebastian Tellier and Peter, Bjorn & John. They will be performing the following dates at SXSW:

Thurs. 3/19 Other Music Showcase @ Red 7 – 12AM
Thurs. 3/19 Gigotron/Videothing Showcase @ Club 1808
Fri. 3/20 Urban Outfitters Party – 5PM
Fri. 3/20 Under the Radar Party @ Flamingo Cantina – 3:15PM
Sat. 3/21 Filter Magazine Party@ 1PM
Sat. 3/21 This Side Up Sounds Party @ Red Eyed Fly

2009 should be another big year for the band. Here is a reminder of why:

[mp3] : Chairlift -Bruises


“i tried to do handstands for you, but every time i fell for you’

-You will be hearing those lyrics quite a lot in the upcoming months. That’s for sure.

I mentioned this hot new band Chairlift in a previous post but they deserved its own post for sure. Everyone seems to be/will be buzzing about the sweet song used in the ipod nano chromatic ad. The band behind this gem is the Brooklyn native 3 piece Chairlift. The song used in the newest Steve Jobs ad is called ‘Bruises’. The song has a tender side to it that really reminds me of The Moldy Peaches hit ‘Anyone Else But You’. I really cannot get that connection out of my head. It has to be the dual female/male vocals.

The song has a lot going for it. A lot more than you think at first. The song has a catchy bass line with a simple but effective beat working behind it. The vocals are the strength of the song, Caroline Polachek’s voice could not sound any better here. The lyrics are pretty sweet/cute and are effective in the nature of the song. There is no doubt this song will be seen in future movie soundtracks.

The band has become close with other Brooklyn acts such as MGMT and Yeasayer, who they are touring with quite soon actually. Their debut album ‘Does You Inspire You’ comes out on September 30th (my birthday!). These guys got a bright future, they are just getting started to. People will be doing handstands for this song for quite some time….

Check out tour dates, the ipod nano ad itself, and an mp3 (a bonus there too):

Chairlift – Bruises (MP3)

Chairlift – Evident Utensil (MP3)

Tour Dates:

Sep 26 20088:00P
Sound Fix Presents: Chairlift at Open Road Rooftop ProjectNew York
Oct 18 20089:00P
Bowery Ballroom [w/ The Juan Maclean]New York
Oct 23 20088:00P
Bates University [ w/ Yeasayer ]Lewiston, Maine
Oct 24 20088:00P
Le National [ w/ Yeasayer ]Montreal, Quebec
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Horseshoe Tavern [ w/ Yeasayer ]Toronto, Ontario
Oct 26 20088:00P
The Blind Pig [ w/ Yeasayer ]Ann Arbor, Michigan
Oct 27 20088:00P
Taylor University [ w/ Yeasayer ]Upland, Indiana
Oct 28 20088:00P
Bottom Lounge [ w/ Yeasayer ]Chicago, Illinois
Oct 29 20088:00P
Turner Hall Ballroom [ w/ Yeasayer ]Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 30 20088:00P
Triple Rock Social Club [ w/ Yeasayer ]Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 31 20088:00P
Grinnell College [ w/ Yeasayer ]Grinnell, Iowa

Ramona Lisa – Backwards and Upwards

By Will Oliver, March 19th 2014

Ramona Lisa

Caroline Polachek, best known as the frontwoman of Chairlift, is releasing her debut solo album under the name of Ramona Lisa.

She already shared the title track for the album which is titled Arcadia, and now she’s shared another cut titled “Backwards and Upwards.”

It’s a loopy bit of synth exploration that puts her vocals on full display. The bass almost reminds me a bit of Nine Inch Nails at first. Read the rest of this entry »

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