Charlift have announced that they will break up next year, after a final tour.
Announcing the split at their Brooklyn show last night (December 15) singer Caroline Polachek said; “It’s been a wild year. We put out Moth in January and now we’re back home playing for you guys,”
She continued: “We wanted to announce that in spring of next year, Chairlift is going to be playing our final shows.” She then promised that dates would be officially revealed in early 2017. You can see the band’s official statement below.
— CHAIRLIFT (@Chairlifted) December 16, 2016
Writing in the statment, the band reveal that singer Caroline Polachek will be branching out as a solo artist and Patrick Wimberly will be producing records full time.
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support you’ve given us, for bringing us all over the world, for waiting to meet us after shows, for learning the dance moves and for singing loudly,” the statement read.
Chairlift was founded by Aaron Pfenning and Polachek in 2005. Patrick Wimberly joined the group before the release of their debut full-length ‘Does You Inspire You’ in 2008. Pfenning left Chairlift in 2010.
In 2014, Polachek released her debut solo album ‘Arcadia’ under the name Ramona Lisa. She and Wimberly worked on Beyoncé’s self-titled album from 2013, co-writing the song ‘No Angel.’ Their last album ‘Moth’ was released on January 22, 2016.