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Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could be amazing. The forthcoming double-CD comp Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell pays tribute to Russell, the pioneering New York musician who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. Russell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Q&A: Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor On His Solo Album Await Barbarians

Alexis Taylor has always been the gentle soul at the center of Hot Chip’s effervescent dance-pop, his charmingly wimpy falsetto enunciating properly amidst the churning synthesizers. At times that band has scaled back the rhythmic bombast and turned Taylor loose on fragile ballads like “In The Privacy Of Our Love,” but in the course of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 6, 2014 - 8:22 am

Alexis Taylor – “Without A Crutch (2)” Video

When Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor announced his solo album Await Barbarians, we learned it would more of a low-key chill sesh than one of Hot Chip’s trademark quirky synthpop excursions. Lead single “Elvis Has Left The Building” certainly swung that way. Now Taylor has unveiled a second song from the project, “Without A Crutch… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 23, 2014 - 10:02 am

Alexis Taylor – “Elvis Has Left The Building”

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor is blessed with one of the gentlest, most effortlessly evocative voices in pop. The lovably nerdy English soul man would be unmistakable under any name, but this year he’ll be releasing a record under his own. Taylor played all the instruments on Await Barbarians, out this June via Domino, which will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2014 - 11:49 am

About Group – “Words”

When he’s not co-leading Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor fronts About Group, an improv-happy supergroup that also includes Spiritualized’s John Coxon and This Heat’s Charles Hayward. And next month, they’ll release Between The Walls, their third album. The first song we’ve heard from the album is the wide-eyed, idiosyncratic groove “Words,” which you can stream right… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2013 - 10:43 am

Fainting By Numbers – “A Stone In The Ground”

Hot Chip has been busy lately, but evidently not busy enough for co-leader Alexis Taylor, who stays launching side-projects. Taylor’s latest side hustle is Fainting By Numbers, a new duo with the German minimal techno producer and Kompakt Records mainstay Justus Köhncke. The two have a new double A-side single coming out soon, “Watching The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Remixtape: Vol. I

Most remixes are shit. This new feature exists in defense of The Remix. So, welcome to Remixtape: a monthly compilation of the best recent remix MP3s floating around the internet because despite the glut of garish promo bloghouse crap, there are actually still people doing this thing artfully. Because there’s an actual art to thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2011 - 2:47 pm