It appears to be a reverse wealth situation in NY right with the real money on Williamsburg and not Manhattan. We're talking creative wealth of course...
Airlifted as opposed to chairlifted out of relative obscurity by Apple's Nano advert - the Williamsburg band Chairlift and ready to take a piece of the creative action around the world. Touring this summer (see the dates below - in the US they have NY dates with the Killers), Chairlift are riding the wave of Brooklyn's hot indie-pop and rock scene that gave birth to bands such as MGMT. See them play their cult track "Bruises" live at the recent SXSW festival.
Describing the Williamsburg scene to Cincinnati based blog - Each Note Secure, band member Aaron Pfenning agreed that,
"...there is definitely something going on here that you can’t quite put your finger on. From an outside perspective, I think it tends to be romanticized a bit because that’s kind of the nature of art and music. But what people don’t realize is that these artists and musicians work so hard to get where they are".
The threesome orginally hailing from Colorado, make a sophisticated and experimental type of pop alongside more low-brow synth-based tracks - that is the perfect cycling/jogging/ low-key hipster soundtrack you always want on your nano and yet never seem to have.
8 May 2009 Susquehanna Bank Center [w/ The Killers] Camden, New Jersey
9 May 2009 Mohegan Sun Arena [w/ The Killers] Uncasville, Connecticut
10 May 2009 DELI MAG BEST OF NEW YORK FEST NY
13 May 2009 Ruby Lounge Manchester
14 May 2009 Kings College London
15 May 2009 TGE @ Audio Brighton
17 May 2009 Stereo Glasgow
18 May 2009 Academy 2 Dublin
19 May 2009 Speakeasy Belfast
21 May 2009 Paradiso Amsterdam
22 May 2009 AB Club Brussels
23 May 2009 Molotow Hamburg
24 May 2009 Maschinenhaus Berlin
25 May 2009 Loppen Copenhagen
28 May 2009 Blaa OSLO
29 May 2009 Stockholm Strand Stockholm
6 June 2009 Rufustival- Metro Gallery Baltimore, Maryland
9 June 2009 The Village- w/ MGMT Little Rock, Arkansas
11 June 2009 Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
18 June 2009 Echo Los Angeles, California
21 June 2009 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
22 June 2009 Casbah San Diego, California
1 August 2009 All Points West Liberty State Park, New Jersey
8 August 2009 Lollapalooza Chicago
Chairlift's album "Does You Inspire You" is out now.
Source & Photo Credit: www.myspace.com/chairlift