Chairlift Does You Inspire You
Though it's no fun to watch talented Colorado musicians leave our fair state for glimmering destinations like Portland or Brooklyn, it is fun to watch them succeed. Such is the case for Boulder-founded synth poppers, Chairlift. Shortly after lighting off for the hipster Disneyland of Brooklyn, Caroline Polacheck, Aaron Pfenning and Patrick Wimberly had a song licensed for an iPod commercial and caught the attention of Columbia Records. Does You Inspire You (hitting the streets on April 21, 2009) documents the tastiness that ensued. Though the beats and settings could be a bit more adventurous, the record includes plenty of delightfully catchy moments, with memorable melodies and particularly captivating vocals by Polacheck. At times, you'll swear you were transported back to the glory days of Alison Moyet and Kate Bush, and at other times, you'll feel like you're smack dab in the middle of a Zach Braff film. Neither is a bad place to be, so sink in and enjoy the lush, poppy joys of our former neighbors.