Chairlift were formed when Aaron Pfenning, Patrick Wimberley and Caroline Polachek got together to provide background music for a haunted house in October of 2005. However, with their debut release, ` Does You Inspire You`, they have made a record much more than simply background filler.
The songs, even the cheesier tracks, have real heart and really connect with the listener, sounding like a cross between Feist (`Bruises`), The Cranberries (`Territory`), Siouxsie & the Banshees (`Make Your Mind Up`) and even a little Patsy Cline (`Don`t Give a Damn`).
At times tracks can damage the flow of the album (`Evident Utensil` for one) but it is still a wonderful bit of pop and a perfect CD to listen to as the days grow colder. I look forward to seeing what the band can do with a little more experience under their belt.
7 out of 10