After a decade of music, the indie pop group Chairlift have decided to wrap up their time as a duo, they announced today. Consisting of singer Caroline Polachek and occasional singer and producer Patrick Wimberly, the group put out three records, most recently dropping Moth this past January.
In their statement, the group’s decision seems to have been made on good terms: Polachek will move into a solo musical career, while Wimberly plans to move into music production full time. The statement makes sure to thank the group’s many fans, and says that the two musicians are “family at this point, and will undoubtably turn up on each other’s work in the future.” The duo, which we profiled in Brooklyn Magazine back in January as well, has been performing in support of Moth all year long, including a local stop in October at The Meadows festival. The group will perform a series of final shows in the spring, with the dates and venues to be announced early next year.
— CHAIRLIFT (@Chairlifted) December 16, 2016
To tide your sadness, remember that the music they produced will never go away. In the meantime, enjoy the video below for single “Ch-Ching”: