Chairlift Announce Farewell Tour

Synthpop duo Chairlift announced their breakup in December, but Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly also promised a farewell tour before their finale. Today, the band announced…
Anna Gaca / January 9, 2017

Chairlift Are Breaking Up

Chairlift have been making off-kilter pop music for more than a decade, and it seems that's enough for them, for now. In a statement posted…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 16, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

SPIN at Voodoo 2016: Portraits of Chairlift, Cage the Elephant, Reignwolf and More

The bayou heat had nothing on the artists that came through the Toyota Music Den at this year’s Voodoo Fest. SPIN — along with Stereogum,…
T.M. Brown / October 31, 2016

SPIN at Voodoo 2016: Day 1 at Toyota Music Den with Chairlift, All Them Witches and More

If it’s Halloween weekend in New Orleans, that can only mean one thing: Voodoo is back. This year is the festival’s 17th go round, and the…
T.M. Brown / October 29, 2016

SPIN at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2016: Toyota Music Den Schedule

There is truly nothing like Halloween weekend in New Orleans, with the historic city coming alive to celebrate its colorful and ghostly roots. Returning for its 17th…
SPIN Staff / October 21, 2016

Chairlift ‘Get Real’ on a Surprise New Song

It's not quite a new single and it's not quite an outtake, but Chairlift have shared a new song called "Get Real." The artwork, at least,…
Anna Gaca / July 22, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

PC Music’s Danny L Harle Releases Glitchy Video for ‘Ashes of Love’

Earlier this month, talented electronic producer and PC Music member Danny L Harle linked up with Chairlift's Caroline Polachek to produce "Ashes of Love," and that delightfully saccharine tune now…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2016

Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek and PC Music’s Danny L Harle Spread the ‘Ashes of Love’

Pop's left field is rapidly moving toward the center. Today, team PC Music includes the icy-voiced Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, who joined producer Danny L Harle for a…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2016

SXSW 2016: SPIN Portraits of Chairlift, Waxahatchee, A$AP Ferg, Lizzo, and Many More

From March 16 through March 20, 2016, the Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall hosted many of the hottest shows at the annual  South by Southwest…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

Chairlift Prove Themselves an Unstoppable Pop Force With Their ‘Crying in Public’ Video

Synth-pop extraordinaires (with the lyrics to boot) Chairlift have been on a mesmerizingly slow and steady roll with the release of their recent full-length, Moth, and…
Brennan Carley / March 10, 2016

Review: On ‘Moth,’ Chairlift Are Indeed That Kind of Band, Mama

It makes sense that fire would be a recurring lyrical theme in Brooklyn duo Chairlift's brand of ornately produced pop. Their synths flicker and tease,…
Andrew Unterberger / January 26, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Violent Femmes, Chairlift, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-rock standbys, reunited geek-pop heroes, techno troubadours, and more.
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2016
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