Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tonight: Yeasayer and Chairlift @ Triple Rock Social Club

Download: Chairlift - "Evident Utensil"
Download: Chairlift - "Bruises"

With a sound so heavy driven by clean, funky guitars, soft electronic drums, and a wide array of celestial synthesizer sounds, is it any wonder that Chairlift, a Brooklyn-based trio, have come on like gangbusters with the internet crowd? It certainly helps that songs like "Bruises", essentially a re-write of The Cure's "Close To Me" through the guise of new millenial romanticism, are written in a cloud of reverb-y haze that suggests fellow 80s-minded contemporaries M83. An iPod nano commercial isn't too shabby either. While the songs from their latest effort, the grammatically challenged Does You Inspire You, aren't as dramatic as the ones on Saturday=Youth, any one who wants to further explore groups who are expanding on the lush sound of the Cocteau Twins can take a chairlift.

Chairlift opens tonight for Yeasayer at the Triple Rock Social Club.

(Jonathan Graef)

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