The Bowery Presents
Chairlift

Chairlift

Kristin Kontrol

Sat, April 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY

$20

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This event is 16 and over

Chairlift
Chairlift
Critically acclaimed pop duo Chairlift has released new music in the form of the infinitely danceable “Ch-Ching.” The R&B laced, vibrating drum infused pop track serves as the first musical offering from their forthcoming album Moth, which will be released in January 2016 via Columbia Records. Although the single is the first work to be released from Chairlift in three years, the duo – comprised of writer/producers and multi-instrumentalists Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly – has hardly been quiet. They collaborated with Beyoncé on her groundbreaking self-titled album via the track “No Angel,” which was written and produced by Caroline and co-produced by Patrick. Caroline released and toured Arcadia, a self-produced solo album under the alias Ramona Lisa and collaborated with SBTRKT, Blood Orange and others, while Patrick produced and collaborated with artists such as Solange Knowles, Wet, Kelela, and Tei Shi.

An evolution from their last album, 2012’s Something, Moth proves to be an emotionally uninhibited and markedly stronger, more pop inspired body of work. A very New York City inspired album, listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of big, rich pop inspired hooks, vibrating bass, lively brass and sensuous R&B inspired vocals, all anchored in the duo’s meticulously crafted instrumentation.
Kristin Kontrol
Kristin Kontrol
(Yes – that is Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls. Her real name is Kristin and you'd better start getting used to it.)
 


The new musical endeavor from Kristin Welchez, (aka Dee Dee, leader of internationally acclaimed rock outfit Dum Dum Girls) is here and it's called KRISTIN KONTROL.
 


A mesmeric combination of new wave, R&B, synth pop, and krautrock, it's a wink to heroes from the past, a nod to contemporaries, and a bold "solo" dive into the future.
 


It's a heavily electronic effort that boasts Kristin's most impressive vocal delivery and widest range of songs to date.
 


But why the change – you ask?
 
"I wanted to open things up and shed light on significant influences that felt off-limits in Dum Dum land. I don't want to fight them off anymore. That'd be a drag."
 


"The music is so different from anything I've ever done—I felt compelled to shed the alter-ego instead of trying to morph Dum Dum Girls into something else. I just want to be real about it. Let 'Dee Dee' go back to being my mom, my middle name, and the patron saint of many fun years.
 


So yeah, I'm Kristin … and this is Kristin Kontrol."
 


The debut longplayer will be released worldwide this spring via Sub Pop.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222