South by Southwest is a punishing week of nonstop rock no matter how you slice it, so Brooklyn's Chairlift took some precautionary measures and rented a house in the Austin 'burbs for a week. SPIN tagged along for a tour.

1.Home Sweet Home

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South by Southwest is a punishing week of nonstop rock no matter how you slice it, so Brooklyn's Chairlift took some precautionary measures and rented a house in the Austin 'burbs for a week. "It's more comfortable," Caroline Polachek told SPIN when we came to tour their temporary abode. "We can make coffee in the morning."

2.Home Sweet Home

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South by Southwest is a punishing week of nonstop rock no matter how you slice it, so Brooklyn's Chairlift took some precautionary measures and rented a house in the Austin 'burbs for a week. "It's more comfortable," Caroline Polachek told SPIN when we came to tour their temporary abode. "We can make coffee in the morning."

3.Coffee Talk

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"This is my Karate jacket, I just got it," Polachek says while preparing coffee with soy milk.

4.Bedside Manner

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"I'm reading the Hunger Games trilogy," Patrick Wimberly says, cuddling up with a book while enjoying his coffee. "I'm almost done with the third book and I want to start reading it all over again."

5.Balancing Act

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"The piano is out of tune," Polachek laments.

6.Breakfast of Champions

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There was no time for eggs, just bacon this morning.

7.Flexible Fitness

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Polachek practices a little morning yoga.

8.Arts and Crafts

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"I am making a birthday card for our manager Molly," Wimberly says. "I always bring art supplies on the road."

9.Closet Case

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Deciding what to wear today.

10.Dining Room

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Chairlift enjoy the pleasures of suburban living.

11.The Clean

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"I like to do normal, domestic things when I'm on tour, like changing light bulbs and cleaning up. It's relaxing," Wimberly says.

12.Tuning Up

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Polachek prepares for the day.

13.Snail Mail

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Chairlift remember a world without e-mail.

14.Rose Bowl

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Wimberly waters the rose garden.

15.Trading Spaces

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"This house has a hippie Persian vibe to it," Polachek says.

16.Spying on the Neighbors

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Can't do this in a hotel.

17.No Hallmark Required

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The birthday card for Molly, complete.

18.Fitter, Happier

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Hula hoops found in the garage.

19.Taking Five

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A relaxing moment before a long day of three consecutive shows.