Chairlift (band)

Chairlift (band)
Origin Boulder, Colorado, United States
Genres Electronic, synth pop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Kanine Records, Columbia
Caroline Polachek
Patrick Wimberly
Past members
Aaron Pfenning

Chairlift is an American electronic pop Duo.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Chairlift consists of members Caroline Polachek (songwriting, vocals, tambourine, synthesizer) and Patrick Wimberly (drums, bass guitar, keyboard, production).



Chairlift formed initially as a project between Aaron Pfenning and Caroline Polachek at the University of Colorado in October 2005. The group intended to make background music for haunted houses.[1] Along with bassist Kyle McCabe, Chairlift recorded the beginning of Daylight Savings EP at New Monkey Studio in Los Angeles, California in April 2006.

Chairlift relocated to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in August 2006 and signed to Kanine Records in June 2007. Patrick Wimberly joined the group in early 2007. The single "Evident Utensil" was nominated for an award in the "Breakthrough Video" category at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.[2]

Pfenning left Chairlift in 2010 to pursue his solo career in Rewards.[3]

On September 7, 2011 they released the video to their first single "Amanaemonesia" of their upcoming third album.[4]

iPod Commercial

Their song "Bruises" was featured in the 2008 commercial that launched the 4th generation iPod Nano.[5]


Polachek was featured in the Chillwave band Washed Out's Single "You And I" (2010), in Acrylics' "Sparrow Song", and in Flosstradamus' single "Big Bills".

In 2011 Wimberly produced the American rap group Das Racist's album Relax.[6]




  • "Evident Utensil" (2007)
  • "Bruises" (2008; UK #50, U.S. #101)
  • "Amanaemonesia" (2011)

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