Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lollapalooza 2009: Chairlift

Chairlift (Photo: Windy City Rock)

Brooklyn's Chairlift was one of the acts I was most excited to see at this year's Lollapalooza. The trio's hybrid of dream pop and synth pop is a refreshing alternative to the scores of all too similar indie rock bands on the scene, and front woman Caroline Polachek has an excellent voice.

The band played the Citi Stage on Saturday at 3:30, and were unfortunately faced with sound problems. The first song, an unlikely, Sade-like cover of Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction," (complete with a rap by Polachek) suffered because of it, as did the second tune, the lively "Evident Utensil." Fortunately, the situation improved after that, with the Cocteau Twins-like "Territory" and "Planet Health" sounding fantastic. The catchy, upbeat "Bruises" - which received widespread attention from its use in an Apple commercial - seemed to be the only song most people watching were familiar with, but even so, the crowd seemed happy to soak in the group's vibe.

1- Sensual Seduction (Snoop Dogg cover)
2 - Evident Utensil
3 - Territory
4 - Planet Health
5 - Earwig Town
6 - Dixie Gypsy
7 - Make Your Mind Up
8 - Bruises
9 - Somewhere Around Here

Chairlift (Photo: Windy City Rock)

Chairlift (Photo: Windy City Rock)

Chairlift (Photo: Windy City Rock)Chairlift (Photo: Windy City Rock)

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