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Spelling their name with a "v" instead of a "u" to differentiate themselves in Internet searches, Glasgow's frosty electro-pop trio Chvrches feature singer Lauren Mayberry and keyboardists/vocalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Mayberry, who previously played with the band Blue Sky Archives and holds a law degree as well as a master's degree in journalism, began working with Cook, a former member of Aerogramme and a film and television music composer, and Doherty, a touring member of the Twilight Sad, when they asked her to sing on some demos they were recording. The sessions went so well that the trio christened itself Chvrches and began writing songs inspired by Prince, Depeche Mode, and Kate Bush. Two of these songs, "The Mother We Share" and "Lies," earned online buzz and led to the band scoring the opening slot on Passion Pit's 2012 U.K. tour. Late that year, Chvrches were among the acts selected for the BBC's Sound of 2013, ultimately finishing fifth. The trio began 2013 by playing a few North American dates and recording its debut album in Cook's basement studio. The Bones of What You Believe appeared in September of that year and soon earned widespread critical acclaim as well as a strong fanbase thanks to the group's touring through 2014. Chvrches began working on new material in January 2015 at their own Alucard Studios, taking inspiration from Quincy Jones' lean yet massive-sounding production style. Their second album, Every Open Eye, appeared in September 2015.~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   The Mother We Share
  3.   Leave a Trace
  4.   Recover
  5.   We Sink
  6.   Bury It by Hayley Williams
  7.   Never Ending Circles
  8.   Under the Tide
  9.   Get Away
  10.   Dead Air
  11.   Clearest Blue
  12.   Gun
  13.   Warning Call
  14.   Lies
  15.   Lungs
  16.   Down Side of Me
  17.   Bury It
  18.   Make Them Gold
  19.   Tether
  20.   Empty Threat
  21.   Playing Dead
  22.   Afterglow
  23.   Keep You on My Side
  24.   Now is Not the Time
  25.   Dan
  26.   High Enough to Carry You Over
  27.   Follow You
  28.   Night Sky
  29.   Bow Down
  30.   It's Not Right But It's Okay
  31.   Broken Bones
  32.   Strong Hand
  33.   By the Throat
  34.   Science/Visions
  35.   Zvvl
  36.   You Caught the Light
  37.   Bela Lugosi's Dead
  38.   What Do You Mean?

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