Chairlift exploits and subverts contemporary pop genres, shifting between pop-art jingles, sci-fi film soundtracks, chaotic lyrics, and guilty-pleasure dance beats.


Chairlift is a Brooklyn-based experimental pop group on Kanine Records.

Chairlift consists of members Aaron Pfenning (songwriting/electronics/guitar), Caroline Polachek (songwriting/synthesizer), and Patrick Wimberly (drums/keyboard/production).

Chairlift formed initially as a project between Aaron Pfenning and Caroline Polachek at the University of Colorado in October 2005. The group intended to write and record background music for haunted houses.

Chairlift relocated to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in August 2006, where Patrick Wimberly joined the group. Chairlift signed to Kanine Records in June 2007.


"Daylight Savings" self-released EP, 2006
"Bruises" featured frequently on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic
"Evident Utensil" play on

"Evident Utensil" 7" vinyl single w/ remix by MGMT November '07, Kanine Records

"Altar Ego" (debut full-length) out May '08 on Kanine Records

Set List

7-9 original songs, 40 minutes average length.