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video: chairlift – met before [auditorium version] (2012)

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the second video chairlift have released for their song of longing “met before,” this version takes the low-tech approach as all instrumentation is done away with save for patrick wimberly’s rumbly bass, ringing throughout an empty auditorium. caroline polachek and a bevy of backup singers post up in the adjacent hallway adding their layered harmonies making the song sound as full as the album version. check it out above.

something is out now.

– sunbear

video: chairlift – met before (2012)

if you’re anything like me, you’re going to play out every possible ending in chairlift’s “choose-your-own-adventure”-style interactive-video for “met before.” if you’re anything like me, you’ll also somehow get eaten up by alligators at every turn.

something is out now.


chairlift – met before

– sunbear

video: chairlift + kool a.d. – party [beyonce cover] (2012)

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so much awesome happening here: we’ve got chairlift in-studio with australia’s triple j radio who, alongside bff kool a.d. of das racist fame, take a stab at beyonce’s “party” from her fantastic album 4. throw in a perfunctory “niggas in paris” riff and we’ve got ourselves a party goin’.

– sunbear

chairlift – something (2012)

you won’t have to wait for tuesday to hear all of chairlift’s sophomore album something, the band’s first lp as a duo. kcrw has an exclusive stream of the dan carey-produced synth pop amalgamation (la roux, lily allen) and you can check that out at the link below.


chairlift – something

– sunbear

video: chairlift – sidewalk safari [live at rough magic studios] (2011)

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chairlift singer and eyebrow boomeranger caroline polachek put together this live video of her band performing something track “sidewalk safari,” complete with swift camera fly-bys and subtitles. you so crafty, caroline.

something us out january 24.

– sunbear

chairlift – sidewalk safari (2011)

“sidewalk safari” is the latest single from chairlift’s upcoming sophomore album something, and it’s something of a wonky electro slush-pot of sounds hardly contained by caroline polachek’s familiar voice. pretty far removed from the ipod friendly sounds of “bruises” i’d say.

download [direct link]:

chairlift – sidewalk safari

– sunbear

chairlift – amanaemonesia (2011)

chairlift are more than one-trick ipod ponies. their gossamer does you inspire you was a terrific album and the band plan to follow it up with a new album later this year. for now, you can check out a new song, the funky “amanaemonesia” on a nifty media player after the jump.

– sunbear
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washed out – you and i [f. caroline polachek] (2010)

adult swim rolled out the fourth of their single series ” kia adult swim singles program”, this time being washed out with a little help from caroline polachek from chairlift. haze out, son.


washed out – you and i ft caroline polachek

– sunbear

video: chairlift – bruises live on ferguson (2009)

ah chairlift. there’s simply no escaping your infectiousness. from apple ads to their first u.s. televised performance on craig ferguson last night, the band’s song ‘bruises’ is still as sweet as ever. but i think the true star of the night are caroline polachek’s eyebrows. i find something new everyday to fixate on with that wonderful woman.

chairlift on myspace


chairlift – bruises

– sun bear