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Chairlift Share Their Final Video - “Polymorphing”

The Duo's Final Tour Starts Friday

Apr 05, 2017 Chairlift
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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. In January the duo announced their final shows, which start this Friday. Now they have shared what they are describing as their final video, for Moth track “Polymorphing.” It’s a black & white video that was directed and edited by Polachek and shot in her apartment by DP Ashley Connor, with Polachek in bed, in the bath, singing into a mirror, with a bunch of baguettes, etc. Meanwhile Wimberly irons waffles, reads the newspaper, and dances around. The video also includes the song’s lyrics and ends with a “thank you.” Watch it below, followed by the tour dates.

Polachek had this to say about the video in a press release: “I wanted to make one last Chairlift video, and ‘Polymorphing’ is a favorite of ours—perhaps the most ‘us’ song of our last album. It’s the least conceptual video we’ve ever made; there’s no datamoshing or dance moves or foreign language translation—just a toast to our fans, to our friends, to the city, and to constant change! And yes, there is actually toast in the video.”

There doesn’t appear to be any bad blood between Polachek and Wimberly, Wimberly wants to focus on producing other people and Polachek will concentrate on her solo career. In 2014 Polachek released Arcadia, a very good solo album as Ramona Lisa. And in January she surprise-released a new instrumental solo album under her own name, Drawing the Target Around the Arrow.

Chairlift was started in 2005 by Polachek and Aaron Pfenning, with Wimberly joining in time for their 2008 debut album, Does You Inspire You. Pfenning left the band in 2010 and both 2012’s excellent sophomore album, Something, and Moth were recorded as a duo. Polachek and Wimberly hope to work together again, previously writing: “The two of us are family at this point, and will undoubtedly turn up on each other’s work in the future, but the time has come to take the next step towards where our passion is pulling us.”

Moth made it on Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. Read our interview with Chairlift on Moth. Also read our 2014 print article on Polachek’s Ramona Lisa album as well as our 2014 bonus website interview with her.

Chairlift Tour Dates:

04-07 San Francisco, CA - Bimbos
04-08 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
04-14 Chicago, IL - Double Door
04-15 Austin, TX - Mohawk
04-20 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
04-21 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04-22 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel

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