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Livestream & Chairlift

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Went with Mike to the Kitting Factory in Brooklyn last night for Livestream’s holiday party (one of the vendors that Mike works with).  They livestreamed (of course) the band at the party – how cool? (can’t figure out how to post the video so you have to click on the link) 

The band’s name was Chairlift and they were pretty good. Here is their bio from the MTV website:

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY (by way of Boulder, CO, where the trio originally came together in 2006), the avant-pop outfit Chairlift formed for the unusual purpose of crafting music for haunted houses. After finding that their work transcended its original purpose, bandmates Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek, and Patrick Wimberly pulled up stakes and headed east, eventually settling in that most musical of locales — not to mention one always looking for new and unique ideas — New York City. Chairlift made a name for itself during the band’s first two years in the Big Apple, playing shows with similar up-and-comers like MGMT, Yeasayer, and Mixel Pixel while inking a contract with the independent label Kanine. Chairlift’s first release on the label, a single entitled “Evident Utensil,” featured a remix by the aforementioned MGMT and was a precursor to the group’s debut full-length release. Released in 2008, Does You Inspire You molded the band’s space rock influences with a poppy indie aesthetic. The album also received an extra promotional boost when “Bruises” appeared in an iPod commercial.  

This is the commercial, you probably remember it.

Written by bevanddara

December 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Music

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