Chandeliers (band)

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OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresElectronic, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Art Rock
Years active2005 - Present
LabelsPickled Egg Records
Obey Your Brain
Captcha Records
Portions Music NYC
Ghost Arcade, LTD
Associated actsIcy Demons, Michael Columbia, Killer Whales
MembersChris Kalis
Scott McGaughey
Harry Brenner
Lisa Armstrong
Past membersDan Quinlivan
Dan Jugle
Cameron Brand
Brett Sova
Jeremiah Chiu

Chandeliers are an electronic ensemble from Chicago, IL. The group was formed in 2005 by Chris Kalis, Dan Jugle, Scott McGaughey, and Dan Quinlivan and is based out of the Shape Shoppe recording studio/loft.[1] The group's recordings and live performances cover an array of different musical styles and their sound has been likened to musicians such as Kraftwerk, Can, Chris Carter, Giorgio Moroder.[2][3] Chandeliers have released four albums: The Thrush (2008), Dirty Moves (2009), Roulé (2011), and Founding Fathers (2012).[4] The group has toured nationally and has performed live musical scores to Wallace Berman's Aleph, Emlen Etting's Oramunde, The Junky's Christmas animated short,[5] and Marcell Jankovics' Son of the White Mare.[6]



  • 2008 – The Thrush (Pickled Egg Records/ Obey Your Brain ) - CD / LP
  • 2009 – Dirty Moves (Pickled Egg Records / Captcha Records) - CD / LP
  • 2011 – Roulé (split with Mahjongg (band)) (Captcha Records) - LP
  • 2012 – Founding Fathers (Captcha Records) - LP
  • 2017 – Law of Fives (Potions Music) - Cassette / digital

EPs and singles[edit]

  • 2006 – Circulation EP (Ghost Arcade, LTD) – 7" vinyl
  • 2013 – Unheard Intensities b/w Time Drive - (Notes and Bolts Records) – 7" vinyl
  • 2017 – Cruisin' (split with Songs for Gods) - (Potions Music) – 7" vinyl / digital
  • 2018 – High Diamond b/w Snake Bomb' - (Potions Music) – 7" vinyl / digital


  • 2012 – Sinkane Runnin (Phonica Records Special Editions) - 12" vinyl
  • 2016 – TRUE Colors of My Estimation (Mouthwatering Records)

Film Scores[edit]

  • 2017 – Orders (dir. Eric Marsh & Andrew Stasiulis)


  1. ^ Hopper, Jessica. "Chandeliers throw danceable light on experimental scene". Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ Raymer, Miles. "Sharp Darts: Chill the Funk Out". Chicago Reader.
  3. ^ "In Return They Gave Us Words". 20jazzfunkgreats.
  4. ^ "Chandeliers page on".
  5. ^ Dittmeier, Amy. "Cinema 16 Comes to Chicago". Gaper's Block.
  6. ^ Phillips, Michael. "CIMMFest marries music and movies". Chicago Tribune.

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