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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 »

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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…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 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…
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…
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.
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…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2013 - 3:13 pm