Chairlift, a synth pop duo from Brooklyn, cast dance-driven melodies to the spellbound crowd packed in The Depot Sept. 11.
Just before Chairlift hit the stage, Golden Gate Xpress stepped aside and chatted with the band about their member’s dance moves in the music video for “Amanaemonesia,” and life as an art student in Brooklyn — all while doing handstands.
Currently on tour with Gotye, the eclectic band stopped by SF State to perform at the University’s free venue, attracting an estimated group of 150 students.
In 2008, their first full-length album, “Does You Inspire You,” was released. Written while the band was a three-piece, members Caroline Polachek (vocals), Aaron Pfenning and Patrick Wimberly contributed their own inspirations to the album.
At the time Polachek and Pfenning were dating. When their relationship ended, Polachek and Wimberly continued as a duo and finished the second album, “Something.” This album was released on Columbia Records earlier this year, marking the band’s major label debut.