Features the song 'Bruises' as used in the new IPOD Nano TV advert (September 2008).
Being loved by two of America's hottest bands is no mean feat and in this case wholly deserved. Chairlift formed in 2006 to make music for haunted houses and by 2007 were living in Brooklyn and playing shows with MGMT, Yeasayer and Mixel Pixel amongst others. Merging their Colorado roots with their new urban surroundings, the Chairlift sound developed into a hypnotic, yet tongue-in-cheek style of synth-pop. Their first single for Kanine `Evident Utensil' received massive critical acclaim including `The best single from a Brooklyn band since like TV on The Radio or something", or "just as at home in a David Lynch film as in the aisles of a supermarket"
The band artfully fuses whimsical electro-pop with folk and tasteful psychedelic imagery.
Fresh off a full tour with Ariel Pink, they're about to hit the road again this November for a full UK tour.
"Equally away with the fairies are electro trio Chairlift...they have a spooky Twin Peaks boogie side" -- NME, 2008
"Does You Inspire You, is another classic American debut, up there with Fleet Foxes and Yeasayer. It's also impossible to pin down: writers have noted the influence of mainstream 1980s pop, folktronica, Art of Noise and the Cure. You could throw in Jefferson Airplane, psychedelia, Julee Cruise, the Velvet Underground and Nico, and even Aneka's playful 1981 one-hit wonder Japanese Boy" -- The Guardian, 2008
"Electro-popsters Chairlift have crafted one of the quirkiest jewels of the year in their debut album" -- METR0, 2008