Chairlift Does You Inspire You on Colored 2LP
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Chairlift formed in Boulder, CO 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, NY 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.
2008's Does You Inspire You is the band's debut full-length and follow-up to their Evident Utensil single from 2007. The album features 11 tracks ranging from synth-pop to electro-folk. Surprisingly, a French website said it best, when they claimed Chairlift is “just as at home in a David Lynch film as in the aisles of a supermarket.” You can’t find it in either yet, but here’s hoping.