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Chairlift Release Does You Inspire You with New Tracks

posted Apr 15, 2009, 11:29 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Columbia
Artist: Chairlift
Title: Does You Inspire You
Label: Columbia/Kanine
Total Tracks: 13
External Release 04-21-2009
Artist Website:
Contact: Nikki Bennett

Chairlift with be releasing their debut album, Does You Inspire You, on Columbia Records on April 21st. The acclaimed album has been remastered and includes 2 new songs: “Dixie Gypsy” and “Le Flying Saucer.”

The band will be supporting the release by joining their indie cohorts, Peter Bjorn and John, on the road starting April 21st thru May 2nd. After that they’ll hit the road with The Killers on a short string of dates in which they were hand picked by The Killers to support. For a free mp3 from Chairlift click here:


Dates with Peter Bjorn and John

4/21: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café

4/22: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

4/23: Chicago, IL @ Metro

4/24: Newport, KY @ Southgate House

4/25: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre

4/26: Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall

4/27: Montreal, QC @ Le National

4/28: Boston, MA @ Paradise

4/29: NY, NY @ Webster Hall

4/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

05/1: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café

05/2: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club


Dates with The Killers

05/4: St Louis, MI @ Fox Theatre

05/5: Columbia, OH @ Lifestyle Communities Pavillion

05/6: Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre at Tower City

05/8: Camden, NJ @ Susguehanna Band Center

05/9: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena



Chairlift, a multi-instrumental three-piece, hail from Brooklyn, New York, play a thoughtful, dream-filled pop music, combining the timelessness of unforgettable melody with spare and sophisticated production, a meta-psychedelic worldview, and a classical avant-garde sensibility resolutely and merrily embracing the future.


Chairlift is: Aaron Pfenning, an experimental minimalist guitar player, who creates the delicate haunting quality of Chairlift; Caroline Polachek, a Connecticut-born singer whose vocals shape-shift from the ethereal to the earthy to the evanescent, depending on the particular needs or lines of a song; and Patrick Wimberly, a Nashville native whose decision to study jazz and orchestral arrangements at university first brought him into the radius of the band.


The group's genesis lies back at the University of Colorado, where, in early 2006, fellow students Aaron and Caroline met in an economics class, quickly developing a friendship and musical simpatico that led to the creation of a nascent version of Chairlift. Aaron claims he pulled the band's name from a list of potential monikers compiled by Caroline and stored in a document file on her home computer.