It was almost three years ago on a sweltering stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival that we first saw Chairlift, the synth-pop trio (now duo) from Colorado, now based in Greenpoint.
Chairlift’s front-woman Caroline Polachek (songwriting, vocals, tambourine, synthesizer), who can easily double as an Urban Outfitters model, was behind her keyboard in a purple strappy dress singing their hit -- and iPod commercial single -- “Bruises,” from their 2008 release Does You Inspire You, along with apparent fan Solange Knowles.
We got a taste of the new album with the video for “Amanaemonesia," a single that was released last fall.
In Something, the avant-garde group has once again released an album with a fresh air of melodic excitement that made them a standout among the hipster herd of artists that also debuted in the late aughts. This album is sweeter and dreamier than Does You Inspire You, and a tinge catchier, with a dance elegance. Definitely worth waiting for.
Catch them tonight, along with DIVE, and Violens.