21 March 2009

PITCHFORK FUCKERY: Chairlift

This was posted on Pitchfork about a recent live show by the band Chairlift:

I've always been in awe-- and more than a little jealous-- of girls like Chairlift singer-keyboardist Caroline Polachek. She's just seems so effortlessly beautiful, never looking like she's wearing makeup or paying any attention to what she's wearing, yet radiating sexiness and peace and happiness.

Last night, Polachek wore a ripped-up men's button down shirt-- sleeves cut out to reveal a black bra-- and tight denim shorts. And I don't know WHAT was going on with her legs-- she either has lines resembling the outlines of some very complicated stockings tattooed on her, or she drew them on there. Either way, it looked amazing. If most people did that, we would just look like idiots with weird lines scrawled on our legs. But Polachek pulled it off gracefully.

It would be easy to hate on someone like Caroline Polachek if you just looked at her, but Chairlift's music is too seductive to dismiss.

I only posted this in case you needed further proof that independent music is dead. Decapitated, dismemebered, evidence of anal and vaginal rape. Dead. Have a funeral. Collect the insurance money. Buy a boat. It's gone.