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Saturday Nov 26th

Since 2007, Chairlift - comprised of writer/producers and multi-instrumentalists Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly - have risen to acclaim with irresistible sweeping melodies and vibrant production. Chairlift’s third album builds on this foundation while taking these signatures to a place that is more ambitious and personal than ever before. Sonically rich and emotionally uninhibited, Moth marks an astonishing progression.

In 2013, Chairlift found an office deep inside the belly of a former pharmaceutical factory in Brooklyn and converted it into a thriving collaborative hub. Following a vigorous period of writing (five tracks were written in a one-week burst), Caroline and Patrick took an improvisational approach to the production and set up a “revolving door” atmosphere, where friends could come in and out, adding to the live instrumentation.The contrast of the vacant factory and the warmth of friends, plus a new faithfulness to their first musical experiences (Patrick’s roots in Nashville, Caroline’s childhood years spent in Tokyo), kept them focused on the emotional core of the record and gave way to songs that simply feel bigger and richer.

Caroline and Patrick have been collaborating since 2004, since before Chairlift was formed. In addition to their records together, both Caroline and Patrick have explored a number of musical side projects: Patrick has worked with artists such as Solange Knowles, Wet, Kool A.D., Tei Shei and others, while Caroline’s collaborations include Blood Orange, SBTRKT, Fischerspooner and more. She also released and toured Arcadia, a self-produced solo album under the alias Ramona Lisa.

In early 2013, Chairlift were approached by Beyoncé to collaborate on her groundbreaking self-titled album. What landed on the record was “No Angel,” a breathy R&B jam written and produced by Caroline and co-produced by Patrick. Experimenting with their sound in this new context opened up their writing process and helped broaden their scope as they set out to make Moth.

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