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Jan 19, 2017

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, last January via Columbia. Back in December singer Caroline Polachek and multi-instrumentalist/producer Patrick Wimberly announced that it'll be their last; that they are breaking up. More

Chairlift Announce Their Final Shows

Seven Dates in April Close the Book on the Duo

Jan 10, 2017

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, last January via Columbia. Back in December singer Caroline Polachek and multi-instrumentalist/producer Patrick Wimberly announced that it'll be their last; that they are breaking up. More

Chairlift Announce Breakup, Will Play Final Shows in 2017

“The time has come to take the next step towards where our passion is pulling us.”

Dec 16, 2016

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, in late January via Columbia. Now singer Caroline Polachek and multi-instrumentalist/producer Patrick Wimberly have announced it'll be their last; they are breaking up. More

Listen: Chairlift Share Brand New Song - “Get Real”

Moth Out Now via Columbia, Watch Making Of Video

Jul 22, 2016

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, in late January via Columbia. Now the band have shared a brand new song not found on Moth entitled "Get Real." Listen below, followed by the song's lyrics. They've also shared a making of video about Moth which you can also watch below. More

Jun 03, 2016

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, in late January via Columbia. Now the band have shared a new version of Moth single "Ch-Ching" they are calling a "redux." It features new vocals from D.R.A.M. and Jimi Tents. Listen below, followed by the band's tour dates. More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

Mar 10, 2016

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, in late January via Columbia. Now the band have shared a video for "Crying in Public." It features black & white footage of the band performing the song in the studio, fittingly intercut with color shots of frontwoman Caroline Polachek crying in public, on the streets of New York on a cold winter's day (her tears perhaps turn to ice) and on the subway. More

Chairlift Announce Tour Dates

Moth Out Now via Columbia

Jan 25, 2016

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, last Friday (January 22) via Columbia. Now the band have announced some tour dates, which are below. More

Listen: Chairlift - “Moth to the Flame”

Moth Due Out in January 22 via Columbia

Jan 13, 2016

Chairlift are releasing their third album, Moth, on January 22 via Columbia. They have previously shared a video for its first single, "Ch-Ching," both the audio and video for the album's second single, "Romeo," and the audio for "Crying in Public." Now the New York-based duo has shared another song from the record, "Moth to the Flame." Zane Lowe premiered it today on Beats 1 and now you can listen below. More

Listen: Chairlift – “Crying in Public”

Moth Due Out in January 22 via Columbia

Jan 08, 2016

Chairlift are releasing their third album, Moth, on January 22 via Columbia. They have previously shared a video for its first single, "Ch-Ching," and both the audio and video for the album's second single, "Romeo." Now the New York-based duo has shared another song from the record, "Crying in Public." More

Watch: Chairlift - “Romeo” Video

Moth Due Out in January 22, 2016 via Columbia

Dec 07, 2015

Chairlift are releasing their third album, Moth, on January 22, 2016 via Columbia and have recently shared a video for its first single, "Ch-Ching," and the audio for the album's second single, "Romeo." Now "Romeo" has a video that features a chase through Chinatown and was directed by that-go. More

Listen: Chairlift - “Romeo”

Moth Due Out in January 22, 2016 via Columbia

Nov 30, 2015

Chairlift are releasing their third album, Moth, on January 22, 2016 via Columbia and have recently shared a video for its first single, "Ch-Ching." Now they have shared another song from the record, "Romeo." The single will be released digitally on December 1st and can be streamed below. More

Nov 19, 2015

Chairlift front-woman Caroline Polachek has teamed up with MAKE Beauty for a new solo song and video, "The Boy Who I'll See Again." Adam McClelland directed the video, which is a reworking of the Greek myth of Endymion. You can watch the black & white clip below and head over to the MAKE Beauty website to download the song for free. More

Chairlift Announce New Album, Share Video for “Ch-Ching”

Moth Due Out in January 2016 via Columbia

Oct 16, 2015

Back on Wednesday Chairlift shared "Ch-Ching," their first new music since 2012's excellent sophomore album, Something. Now the song has a video and the New York-based duo have announced that their third album is entitled Moth and due for release next January via Columbia (a more exact release date has yet to be confirmed). More

Chairlift Share New Song, “Ch-Ching”

Premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show

Oct 14, 2015

It's been awhile since Chairlift's excellent sophomore album, 2012's Something, although last year frontwoman Caroline Polachek did release Arcadia, a very good solo album as Ramona Lisa. Now the New York-based duo have finally shared a new song. "Ch-Ching" was premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 Radio show on Apple Music today. More

Sep 12, 2014

Releasing her debut solo album Arcadia under the moniker Ramona Lisa earlier this year, Chairlift frontwomen Caroline Polacheck has released a surprise EP titled Dominic. More

Feb 18, 2014

Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek has announced the release of her debut solo album, Arcadia. More

Jan 29, 2014

We all knew Caroline Polachek had pipes, but this is shocking in the best way possible. More

Nov 08, 2013

Barcelona dance-pop foursome Delorean have premiered a new music video for "Unhold," the latest single taken off the band's fourth album Apar. More

Jul 01, 2013

Beggars Group-affiliated label Young Turks has announced that it will be throwing a special New Year's Eve party to ring in 2014 with an all-night set of musical performances in Tulum, Mexico. More

Apr 19, 2013

Tomorrow French singer/songwriter Sébastien Tellier will release a Record Store Day exclusive single that features Chairlift's Caroline Polachek. More

Listen: Five Demos From Chairlift’s “Something”

Includes "Wrong Opinion" and "Sidewalk Safari"

Dec 11, 2012

All the way back in Janurary synth-pop duo Chairlift delivered one of the best albums of the year with their sophomore full-length Something. More

Watch: Chairlift on Carson Daly

Live(ish) From Los Angeles

Sep 27, 2012

Last night, man about town Carson Daly aired footage from Chairlift’s recent concert at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. More

Sep 14, 2012

After delivering a Japanese version of their Something standout "I Belong In Your Arms," New York duo Chairlift have handed over the reins of the song to musical artists John Talabot and Pional to make their first ever collaborative remix. More

Sep 12, 2012

On September 9th, 2012, Chairlift performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA. Under the Radar photographer Robert Redfield was there to capture the action. You can see the full gallery here. More

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day One - M83, Chromatics, Fucked Up

Plus Chairlift, James Blake, Moonface, Sleigh Bells and More

Sep 03, 2012

On Saturday September 1, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Steven Dewall down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Chairlift,ChromaticsFucked UpJames BlakeJohn MausM83MoonfacePurity Ring, Redd Kross, Sleigh BellsThe Valelines, and Warpaint here. More

Watch: Chairlift Video for Japanese Version of “I Belong In Your Arms”

Caroline Polachek Sings in Japanese in Karaoke-Inspired Video

Aug 30, 2012

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek spent a portion of her childhood in Japan and apparently speaks the language a bit (or maybe she's fluent), enough at least to do a Japanese version of "I Belong in Your Arms," for which the band has released a video for. Only the chorus is in English. More

Apr 25, 2012

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly have premiered stripped-down video recording of their Something single "Met Before." More

Mar 28, 2012

In the midst of a new North American tour in support of their sophomore LP Something New York City duo Chairlift have premiered a special remix of their single "Met Before" by Illum Sphere. More

Mar 22, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Check Out Photos from Thursday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including Chairlift, Bear in Heaven, Taken by Trees, Com Truise and More

Mar 19, 2012

Check out photos from Thursday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of ChairliftBear in HeavenTaken by TreesCom TruiseZambriSlow Club, and Choir of Young Believers More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Chairlift – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Headlining Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2012 Party, Thursday, March 15 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 07, 2012

On March 15 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Chairlift. More

Watch: Chairlift – “Met Before”

Choose Your Own Adventure

Mar 02, 2012

Check out this new video for Chairlift’s “Met Before,” a cut from excellent sophomore album, Something. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Watch: Chairlift Cover Beyoncé

Perform 4's "Party"

Feb 10, 2012

While touring in Australia to promote their excellent sophomore album Something, Brooklyn synth-pop duo Chairlift were kind enough to stop by the studio of Triple J Radio to participate in the station's Like a Version cover series. More

Chairlift Stream “Something”

New Album Out Jan. 24

Jan 18, 2012

After teasing a number of tracks of their forthcoming sophomore effort Something, New York City synth-pop duo Chairlift has given the whole thing over to NPR affiliate KCRW to stream online. More

Chairlift Announce Tour

New Album Something Out Jan. 24

Jan 11, 2012

Brooklyn synth-duo Chairlift have announced an extensive headlining tour in support of their forthcoming second album Something, kicking off their U.S. dates with an appearance at this year's SXSW. More

Chairlift Announce Livestream Concert/Album Art

Check them Out on the Interwebs, 12/12

Dec 08, 2011

Chairlift are slowly preparing for January—when they’ll hit us with sophomore album, Something. (Due out January 24) Today the Brooklyn duo announced they’ll be doing a special show, on December 12 at New York’s Knitting Factory. More

Listen: Chairlift - “Met Before”

Off Upcoming "Something"

Nov 30, 2011

Brooklyn duo Chairlift have released a new track off their forthcoming sophomore LP Something. More

Watch: “Sidewalk Safari” Live by Chairlift

Performed on 11/11/11 at Rough Magic Studios

Nov 17, 2011

Chairlift took to the Rough Magic Studios on 11/11 to preview their forthcoming sophomore effort, Something.We have a clip.  More

Nov 03, 2011

Forthcoming Chairlift album Something (out January 24) features an Oingo Boingo-style track called “Sidewalk Safari.” We have the remix.  More

Chairlift Announce New Album, “Something”

Out January 24 Via Columbia

Oct 13, 2011

Brooklyn synth-pop duo Chairlift return January 24 with sophomore album, Something. We have the details.  More

Sep 07, 2011

Last month, Chairlift (Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly) released a 7" for "Amanaemonesia" on Terrible Records-a teaser from their forthcoming sophomore album. More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Chairlift Announce Album Preview Dates

Band Hits Los Vegas/Los Angeles

Apr 01, 2011

Having put the finishing touches on their sophomore album, Chairlift has announced a (very brief) run of west coast dates. We have the info.  More

Check Out Photos of Lollapalooza Day Two

Photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Chairlift, Diplo, Santigold, and Animal Collective

Aug 09, 2009

Lollapalooza continued yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day two action. Check out his photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Diplo, Santigold, Chairlift, and Animal Collective. Click here for the full gallery of Saturday's photos. More

Chairlift Announce Headlining Fall Tour, Support Shows With Phoenix

Also Performing with TV on the Radio At Chicago's Double Door

Jul 20, 2009

Brooklyn synth pop trio Chairlift are testing their road legs after signing to Columbia this past spring. The Chairlift headlining tour (with spazzy U.K. popsters Micachu & The Shapes) commences September 5, at NYC's Bower Ballroom, and will wrap up at London Brixton Academy at the tailend of the Phoenix support segment. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Party 2009

Camera Obscura, Mumford and Sons, and others impress at our SXSW party

Mar 23, 2009

Under the Radar's 2009 SXSW party was presented by JanSport and featured spirited sets from Mumford and Sons, Frances, Viva Voce, Loney Dear, Chairlift, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), and Camera Obscura. More


Interviews

Mar 30, 2016

Inside a 6,600 square foot complex in Brooklyn that once headquartered pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly are waiting for the delivery of their dinner. More

Jul 29, 2014

Caroline Polachek wrote music as a way to fill the long stretches of downtime while on a world tour with her band, Chairlift. As she continued composing songs on her laptophiding in closets or hotel bathrooms when she needed a quiet place to recordthey took on a peaceful, often sorrowful sound that wasn't a fit for Chairlift's upbeat electropop. The songs eventually made their way onto her solo debut, Arcadia, which was released under the name Ramona Lisa. Here, she talks about composing an album on the road and the inspirations that went into her project. More

Jul 28, 2014

When it came time for Caroline Polachek to embark on her first solo record, she opted to follow a non-traditional route. Rather than emblazoning her own nameor that of Chairlift, her well-known bandacross the front of the LP, she released Arcadia under the alias Ramona Lisa. More


Reviews

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: Niki & The Dove, The Drums, Chairlift, of Montreal and More

Mar 23, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than Under the Radar's three day parties at The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Something

Something

Columbia

Jan 23, 2012

On sophomore album SomethingChairlift holds tight to their origin as the bastard child of Enya and Tears for Fears—or, if you believe press releases, creators of music for haunted houses. More

Chairlift at the Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA

September 17th, 2009

Sep 18, 2009

“My dying breath will be spent complaining about the brevity of a band’s set.”  I’ve said this so many times, that trotting out this complaint yet again may simply come off as white noise. But seriously Chairlift—let’s talk about your show at the Troubadour. Eight songs and no encore? You’re so much better than that! And I ‘aint too proud to beg. More

Lollapalooza 2009 Day Two Report

August 8th, 2009

Aug 09, 2009

A report from day two of Lollapalooza 2009, including Los Campesinos!, Chairlift, Glasvegas, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Party 2009

March 20th, 2009

Mar 23, 2009

Under the Radar's 2009 SXSW party was presented by JanSport and featured spirited sets from Mumford and Sons, Frances, Viva Voce, Loney Dear, Chairlift, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), and Camera Obscura. More

Does You Inspire You

Does You Inspire You

Kanine

Nov 01, 2008

Those who recognize Chairlift’s mesmeric single “Bruises” from an iPod Nano commercial will probably be surprised to hear the rest of the trio’s debut long-player. More