Chairlift

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That's a big part of living in New York City. Every single day you go out on the street, and you’re reminded that you don't mean shit

Caroline Polachek, altmusic.about.com, 27 January 2012

Chairlift is an American synthpop duo. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Chairlift consists of members Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly. The avant-pop outfit formed for the unusual purpose of crafting music for haunted houses. After finding that their work transcended its original purpose, they eventually settled 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 themselves during their first two years in the Big Apple. Sophomore album Something, recorded in Brooklyn and London over the course of 18 months, arrived in January 2012, elevating the band’s kaleidoscopic pop to a grander scale with assistance from Dan Carey (Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, La Roux).