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Chairlift – Amanaemonesia

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Spirit fingers and a shiny green body suit that doesn’t quite fit?  Well it works and we’re in love with Chairlift’s latest offering. Here we were thinking ‘amanaemonesia’ was a real word. But we’re sure by the time you finish listening to their song, you’ll convince yourself otherwise. We’re also very glad to see them revisit an aesthetic that’s truer to themselves.

Chairlift band

Interpretive dance at it’s finest. We have no idea what is going on in Amanaemonesia’s video, but it’s strange, creepy and cool all at the same time.

Those of you who saw the second version of the Bruises video would know what we mean. Their  80’s retro/ gamelike  music video will have heads turning. We have a feeling that’s what they wanted to achieve ; stop people from whatever they are doing to focus on her intriguing dance.

It’s pretty weird — Caroline dances around in a lime green bodysuit and a creepy face-shifting cartoon man interjects every once in a while, you know, just cuz — but it’s silly in all of the right ways.” – Stereogum

“The song for Amanaemonesia started with an instrumental that had a very distinct feel to it. To us, it was very psychotic and also commercial, in the sense of an advertisement; the chords sounded like a jingle. When writing the lyrics I wanted to mask the commercial aspect of it but it felt wrong; instead, we played it up, creating a commercial for nothing at all. ” – Another




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March 19, 2012

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