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

Moth Due Out in January 2016 via Columbia

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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). The duo known as that-go directed the “Ch-Ching” video and Korie Genius choreographedit. It features frontwoman Caroline Polachek in a construction-site-orange outfit dancing around various New York industrial areas. You can watch it below.

Polachek and her Chairlift bandmate Patrick Wimberly worked on Beyoncé‘s last album, with Polachek writing and co-producing with Wimberly the song “No Angel.” Some of Beyoncé‘s R&B gold dust seems to have rubbed off on Polachek and Wimberly if “Ch-Ching” is any indication. Here’s hoping that Moth still sounds as modern and fun as “Ch-Ching” but doesn’t go too far down the mainstream pop and R&B rabbit hole as to lose what made Chairlift so special and unique to begin with.

Polachek, who last year released Arcadia, a very good solo album as Ramona Lisa, comments on “Ch-Ching” in a press release, saying that it “is about that moment of disbelief when you’re confronted with a huge opportunity or stroke of luck, and you take it and run with it—pumped full of adrenaline, but you pretend it is business as usual. It’s the kind of miracle people move to NYC for. The audition you didn’t think you’d get, the lie that accidentally works brilliantly, finding a $100 bill on the sidewalk.” Perhaps working with Beyoncé could be on that list?

Wimberly talked about the song’s music and production in the press release, saying it was “an experiment in combinations that began by banging on my living room coffee table, layering drastically different grooves, and forcing them to work together…a Sunday morning impulse that pretty much reflects manic New York life.”

Check out the video below. Also read our 2014 print article on Polachek’s Ramona Lisa album as well as our 2014 bonus website interview with her.


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