• Chairlift's singer Caroline Polachek gives a soulful performance at World Cafe Live.
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    Chairlift's singer Caroline Polachek gives a soulful performance at World Cafe Live.
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  • The band warms up during sound check, filling the large room with its beautiful sound.
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  • Multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimberly was known to hold down the bass, keys, drums and the band's live production when he and Polachek performed as a duo. Here, he's on bass duty.
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  • With style and warmth, Polachek shares songs from the band's latest record, Something.
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  • Something was recorded in London, but written in the back room at an antiques shop  in Brooklyn. Can you hear the dusty, vintage surrounding in these tunes?
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  • Chairlift is about to embark on a 3-month tour that includes Australia, Europe and the UK. The band will be back in the US  for SXSW and a tour with Nite Jewel.
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Yet another band that's catapulted into the public eye via a catchy iPod jingle, Chairlift quickly built a substantial reputation on the pop scene of the late 2000s. The electronic pop group originated as a duo at the University of Colorado and then relocated to Brooklyn. Hear Chairlift perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live.

Though frequently compared to other heavily electronic groups such as MGMT and Yeasayer, Chairlift has a sound that's far sweeter in comparison. The band's debut album, Does You Inspire You? contained the aforementioned jingle, "Bruises," and showcased Chairlift's multilayered, versatile electronic sound. The band's upcoming sophomore record is entitled Something.

Setlist:
  • "Sidewalk Safari"
  • "Wrong Opinion"
  • "Take It Out On Me"
  • "I Belong In Your Arms"
  • "Guilty As Charged"
  • "Met Before"
  • "Ghost Tonight"
  • "Amanaemonesia"
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