It’s hard to capture the imagery behind a band like Chairlift. It’s always just out of sight, both the glimpse of meaning and the meaning behind the words. There are so many little message, tiny metaphors, hidden meanings and cute phrases. But it’s all a wash; Chairlift’s music is uplifting and fun, and it’s injected with a cool — even hip — dose of pop.
Their key-heavy vibes and typically female-fronted vocals are perfect for their laid back, oft mellow tunes. Songs like “Bruises” and “Evident Utensil” may have a carefree pop swagger, but they’re filled with highly infectious hooks. “Bruises” even features Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear.
Athens Soundies recently filmed Chairlift performing a porch-front acoustic version of “Bruises”. Athens Soundies base their one-take music videos off the famed “Take Away Shows” by La Blogotheque.
Chairlift: Bruises [mp3]
Chairlift: Evident Utensil [mp3]