Chairlift set to release new album as two-piece

Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly put out 'Something' next week

Chairlift are set to release their second album, ‘Something’, as a duo.

The Brooklyn band bid farewell to Aaron Pfenning in 2010 and now Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly release the follow up to 2008’s ‘Does You Inspire You’ next week (January 23).

Of Pfenning’s departure, Polachek, his former girlfriend said to NME: “There was no cooling off period. It was hard enough to see eye-to-eye as people, let alone musically, and we were already talking about very different ideas for the next record. In that regard, [him leaving] was totally expected.”


According to Polachek the new album deals with “more with our personal lives and the tensions we’ve gone through in the past two, three years”. Tracks on the album include the singles ‘Sidewalk Safari’ and ‘Amanaemonesia’, of which Polachek says: “Those songs are the more manic side of the record. The more dreamlike aspect is going to come later.”

‘Something’ was recorded in England with producer Dan Carey (MIA, Lily Allen). “I told him ‘Sidewalk Safari’ was about road rage, and he made us record it in his car on the streets of Streatham!” says Polachek.

The ‘Something’ tracklisting is:

‘Sidewalk Safari’
‘Wrong Opinion’
‘I Belong In Your Arms’
‘Take It Out On Me’
‘Ghost Tonight’
‘Cool As A Fire’
‘Met Before’
‘Frigid Spring’
‘Guilty As Charged’

To read more about the big albums of 2012, including releases from Biffy Clyro, Lana Del Rey, Mumford and Sons, The Killers and The Stone Roses, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands today (January 18) or available digitally.