Published Dec 16, 2016Following over a decade in pop, Chairlift are breaking up. The news arrived via the Brooklyn electro-pop duo's Twitter today (December 16), informing their faithful that they are packing it in.
"It's been an incredible ten years a band, and it blows our minds to be able to say that every goal we had when we started recording in 2016 has been accomplished," a joint statement from Chairlift's Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly reads. "We've been lucky enough to have the sweetest, coolest, most loyal fans an artist could ask for. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support you've given us, for bringing us all over the world, for waiting to meet us after shows, for learning the dance moves, and for singing along loudly."
Luckily, Chairlift aren't abruptly pulling the plug on us, and they promise to say goodbye with a string of yet-to-be-announced farewell shows in 2017.
"We wanted to let you know directly that Chairlift will be playing our final shows next spring, dates to come early next year," the statement continues.
The note also adds that Polachek will continue to work as a solo artist, while Wimberly pursues his career as a producer.
"The two of us are family at this point, and will undoubtedly turn up on each other's work in the future, but the time has come to take the next step towards where our passion is pulling us."
Chairlift were founded in 2005 and previously included member Aaron Pfenning, who left in 2010 after the release of their debut album, 2008's Does You Inspire. Pfenning and Polachek then continued on as a duo, releasing their beloved Moth earlier this year via Columbia Records.
You can read Chairlift's farewell message in full below: