After their 2008 debut album Does You Inspire You, the Brooklyn-based duo (Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly) with a penchant for fresh fruit & veg (see pic above – actually, I have no idea if they are healthy eaters, but by Jove, they look pretty fit, don’t they?) have further perfected the art of making crisply polished electro-pop. Similar to St. Vincent’s vocal dexterity and range, and synth-y electric guitar, Chairlift manage to be both elegantly uplifting and charmingly poppy at the same time.
Something album sampler:
Something is out now on Columbia Records/Young Turks.
- Album: Chairlift, Something (Young Turks) (independent.co.uk)
- Chairlift headlining Webster Hall (updated dates) (brooklynvegan.com)
- See Chairlift and Das Racist’s Awesome Beyonce Cover (spin.com)