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Chairlift On World Cafe | February 17, 2012

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Produced by Hot Chip's Dan Carey, Chairlift's new album Something blends upbeat, synth-heavy pop with eerie lyrics that depart from the purely effervescent sound of the 2008 hit "Bruises." On Something, singer Caroline Polachek takes risks — manipulating her vocals with AutoTune and even programming synth parts to mimic the sound of her voice.

In this World Cafe session, Polachek and bandmate Patrick Wimberly perform some of Something's highlights, including the singles "Amanaemonesia" and "Sidewalk Safari." Both on the album and in the studio, the results are quirky and addictive.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Grant Lee Buffalo "Fuzzy" Fuzzy
Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks" My Head Is An Animal
Tegan & Sara "Back In Your Head" The Con

((Chairlift "Sidewalk Safari" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Chairlift "Sidewalk Safari" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chairlift "Take It Out On Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chairlift "Met Before" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chairlift "Amanaemonesia" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Chairlift "Take It Out On Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Paul Weller "That Dangerous Age" Sonik Kicks
Dum Dum Girls "Bedroom Eyes" Once In Dreams
Real Estate "It's Real" Days
!!! "AM/FM" Strange Weather, Isn't It

((Chairlift "Bruises" Does You Inspire You))

Hour 2

Greg Brown "Rexroth's Daughter" Covenant
Poi Dog Pondering "Living With the Dreaming Body" Poi Dog Pondering
Craig Finn "Honolulu Blues" Clear Heart Full Eyes
Josh Ritter "Love Is Making It's Way Back Home" Bringing In the Darlings
The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow" Barton Hollow

((Nicole Atkins "Cool Enough" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Jack White "Love Interruption" Love Interruption
The White Stripes "My Doorbell" Get Behind Me Satan
Stereo's MC's "Connected" Connected

((Ryan Adams "Halloween Head" Easy, Tiger))

The Black Keys "Lonely Boy" El Camino
Southern Culture On the Skids "Voodoo Cadillac" Dirt Track Date
Lucinda Williams "2 Kool 2 B Forgotten" Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Drive-by Truckers "Used to be a Cop" Go Go Boots

((Heartless Bastards "Nothing Seems the Same" The Mountain))