By Brock ThiessenPoor Kanine Records. Just when one of its acts starts getting somewhere a bigger, fancier label swoops in and scoops 'em up. It happened with Grizzly Bear, it happened with Oxford Collapse and now it's happening with Chairlift. The synth-minded NYC trio have just inked a deal with Columbia.
As their first major label venture, Chairlift will re-release their debut full-length, Does You Inspire You, on April 21. The album will be remastered and throw on two new bonus tracks, "Le Flying Saucer Hat" and "Dixie Gypsy," the latter of which comes boasting some production work by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor.
In addition to the reissue, Chairlift have a whole pile of tour dates lined up that involve the band opening up for Sebastien Tellier and Yacht on a few stops, as well as Peter Bjorn and John on several others.
Here's the new track-listing for the reissued Does You Inspire You, as well as those tour dates:
Does You Inspire You:
1. "Garbage" 2. "Planet Health" 3. "Earwig Town" 4. "Bruises" 5. "Somewhere Around Here" 6. "Evident Utensil" 7. "Territory" 8. "Le Flying Saucer Hat" 9. "Make Your Mind Up" 10. "Dixie Gypsy" 11. "Don't Give A Damn" 12. "Chameleon Closet" 13. "Ceiling Wax"
Chairlift tour dates:
3/7 New York, NY - Santo's Party House 3/13 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 3/14 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern 3/16 St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle Club 3/17 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon 3/18 Norman, OK - Opolis Production 3/19 Austin, TX - The Red 7 3/20 Austin, TX - Urban Outfitters 3/21 Austin, TX - Red Eyed Fly 3/22 Dallas - Ft. Worth, TX - House Of Blues:Dallas ^ 3/23 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live ^ 3/24 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^ 3/25 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues ^ 3/26 Tallahassee, FL - Florida State University, Club Downunder ^ 3/27 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club ^ 3/28 Nashville, TN - Exit/In 4/13 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey % 4/14 Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richard's % 4/15 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge % 4/17 San Francisco, CA - The Independent % 4/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater 4/21 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe* 4/22 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre* 4/23 Chicago, IL - Metro* 4/24 Newport, KY - Southgate House* 4/25 Toronto, ONT - Phoenix Theatre* 4/26 Ottawa ONT - Capital Music Hall* 4/27 Montreal QC - Le National* 4/28 Boston, MA -Paradise Rock Club* 4/29 New York, NY -Webster Hall* 4/30 Williamsburg, NY -Music Hall Of Williamsburg* 5/1 Philadelphia, PA -World Cafe* 5/2 Washington, DC -9:30 Club* 6/11 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
^ with Yacht % with Sebastien Tellier * with Peter Bjorn and John