Chairlift | Tribeca Grand | 9.30.2008


Chairlift's "Bruises" is being played 10 times nightly, if not more, on primetime television, but tonight at the Tribeca Grand the crowd acted as if they'd never heard it before, barely a head bobbing. "Must…not…admit… I…like…this…song!" The trio were celebrating the release of their great debut album, Does You Inspire You, full of Big '80s sonics (Kate Bush, Godley and Creme, Prefab Sprout) but undeniably charming songs. Singer Caroline Polachek has an expressive voice and nice presence, though the band isn't the most exiting you've ever seen. Chairlift are good, even if the sound tonight could've been better. (Some major distortion going on.) The set was frontloaded with the band's best songs — "Evident Utensil," "Garbage," "Territory," "Bruises" — buy they kept things engaging throughout, whether the crowd aknoweged it or not.

MP3: Chairlift – Garbage
(buy the CD or get it digitally)

And some tourdates hopefully near you:

Oct 3 SUNY Purchase     Purchase, New York
Oct 10 In-Store @ REWARD     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 18 Bowery Ballroom [w/ The Juan Maclean]     New York
Oct 21 CMJ – After The Jump @ Pianos     New York, New York
Oct 21 CMJ – NME @ The Annex     New York, New York
Oct 21 CMJ – The DELI @ Hiro Ballroom     New York, New York
Oct 22 CMJ – FADER Party     New York, New York
Oct 23 Bates University     Lewiston, Maine
Oct 24 Le National     Montreal, Quebec
Oct 25 Horseshoe Tavern     Toronto, Ontario
Oct 26 The Blind Pig    Ann Arbor, Michigan
Oct 27 Taylor University    Upland, Indiana
Oct 28 Bottom Lounge     Chicago, Illinois
Oct 29 Turner Hall Ballroom      Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 30 Triple Rock Social Club     Minneapolis, Minnesota