Chairlift

On New LP ‘Moth,’ Chairlift Is Drawn to the Flame of New York City

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Moth is Chairlift’s “New York” record. In interviews promoting the new album, out January 22 on Columbia, the Brooklyn-based, Colorado-born duo’s Caroline Polachek says they called the record Moth because it’s about a “soft thing in a hard place.” It’s symbolism any bright-eyed NYC transplant can understand; being drawn to the city’s bright lights, only to be hardened by its harsh winters, brutal cost of living, and Hunger Games level of competition. But New York is a town that rewards survivors, and Polachek and Patrick Wimberly’s latest LP is the song of the victors. Chairlift’s music has always exuded a favorable mix of hip, catchy, and quirky, and on Moth, they seem to have come to terms with their vulnerabilities, their mastery manifesting itself as the kind of cool confidence the comes only with experience.
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The 35 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

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2016 is here, and there’s more new music on the way than we know what to do with. And even though some of the most anticipated albums don’t actually have release dates (or sometimes, even titles), that won’t stop us from looking ahead anyway. Here are the 35 albums we’re most excited to hear in 2016, with release dates when we have them.
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The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: Beach House, Deerhunter, Wax Idols

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This week has been a little intense; we’ve been running all over downtown Manhattan and north Brooklyn, covering the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon, catching sets from knowns and unknowns from noon to midnight. And while we’ve been basking in the glory of live music all week, the world of recorded music keeps chugging along, with several notable releases coming out today.
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