Indie-pop act will play final shows early next year

By Eric Renner Brown
Updated December 16, 2016 at 06:29 PM EST
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Indie-pop band Chairlift announced their intention to break up on Friday via their social media channels. In a note posted to Twitter, the Brooklyn duo, comprised of Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly, shared their plans to call it quits — but also assured fans that they would play a series of final shows in spring 2017 with “dates to come early next year.”

“It’s been an incredible 10 years as a band, and it blows our minds to be able [to] say that every goal we had when we started recording in 2006 has been accomplished,” the band wrote. “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support you’ve given us, for bring us all over the world, for waiting to meet us after shows, for learning the dance moves, and for singing along loudly.”

Polachek founded Chairlft with Aaron Pfenning in 2005. Wimberly joined the band prior to their 2008 debut Does You Inspire You, and Pfenning left the group in 2010. In their statement, Chairlift explained that going forward Wimberly will focus on producing while Polachek will continue the solo career she launched with her 2014 album Arcadia, released under the moniker Ramona Lisa.

Chairlift released their third album, Moth, in January and its standout track “Crying in Public” was one of EW’s favorite songs of 2016. Read their complete statement below.

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