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Spend a minute (seriously, it's only a minute) with Chairlift's leading lady, Caroline Polacheck, from the 2008 After the Jump festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Artist Bio

Chairlift formed in Boulder, Colorado in early 2006 to make live music for haunted houses. Frequenting the Broker Inn on the edge of town for empty late-night jazz shows, Caroline Polachek, Aaron Pfenning and Patrick Wimberly were mystified by the 1980's faux-gothic architecture, oak-cabinet aquariums, vacant dancefloors, fake trees, crystal chandeliers and dark velveteen booths. The inn provided them with the ideal setting for a new breed of pop: a place where subtle clashes blossomed into uncanny pleasures.

Relocating to Brooklyn in the summer of 2006, the trio continued on to develop a hypnotic yet tongue-in-cheek style, playing shows around Brooklyn and the Lower East Side with a thriving society of experimental pop magicians including MGMT, Yeasayer, Suckers, and Mixel Pixel.

Chairlift will unleash their first full-length album on Kanine Records in the summer of 2008. 'Evident Utensil', released on 7" vinyl featuring a remix by MGMT, marks their first release on Kanine.


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