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Hot Chip – “Need You Now” Video

Hot Chip's new album Why Make Sense? is coming out next month, and we posted first single "Huarache Lights" a while back. Today, the BBC DJ Annie Mac debuted the shivery, emotive synthpop jam "Need You Now," and now the video is already online. In the Shynola-directed clip, frontman Alexis Taylor plays a man caught… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Hot Chip – “Atomic Bomb (John Talabot Remix)” (William Onyeabor Cover)

Two years ago, David Byrne's Luaka Bop label put out a compilation of old tracks from the little-known African synth artist William Onyeabor. Last year, some of those songs were reimagined for a remix album, including a cover from Hot Chip of the 1978 track "Atomic Bomb." And earlier today, John Talabot shared his remix… More »

By: James Rettig / April 1, 2015 - 9:51 am

Hot Chip – “Huarache Lights” Video + Why Make Sense? Details

Hot Chip are back! After teasing new music last week with a cryptic website, the band has announced that they'll be releasing their sixth album, Why Make Sense?, in May. They've also shared the lead single: It's called "Huarache Lights," and comes along with a video directed by Andy Knowles all in one take and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 10, 2015 - 8:52 am

Hot Chip Tease New Music With Cryptic Phrase

Last year, Hot Chip's frontman Alexis Taylor put out his first solo album, Awaits Barbarians, but the chirpy British group haven't released anything as a collective since 2012's In Our Heads. In an interview last year, Taylor confirmed that Hot Chip were indeed working on new material together, and a cryptic tweet today suggests that… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 11:40 am

Hot Chip – “Go Bang” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Red Hot Organization is set to release a tribute album to the late dynamic powerhouse Arthur Russell. On the heels of Sufjan Stevens' sensual "A Little Lost" cover, comes Hot Chip's sweeping rendition of new-wave/disco favorite "Go Bang." The original -- released in 1982 under Russell's DJ moniker, Dinosaur L, ten years before he passed… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / August 13, 2014 - 3:14 pm

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

Hot Chip – “Atomic Bomb” (William Onyeabor Cover)

Last year, David Byrne's label, Luaka Bop, released a compilation of the African synth-based music made by William Onyeabor in the late '70s and early '80s. Since then, the music world has focused on the reclusive musician more than ever. There's been a short documentary, a massive concert, and now for Record Store Day: a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 26, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Neneh Cherry – “Out Of The Black (Joe Goddard Remix)” (Feat. Robyn)

Earlier this week, two generations of snarling Swedish pop tough-chick greats, Neneh Cherry and Robyn, came together for "Out Of The Black," a song from Cherry's forthcoming Four Tet-produced album Blank Project. Now, Hot Chip co-leader Joe Goddard has remixed the track, shedding some light on a dark and churning original. The track keeps some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Trent Reznor Shares Nine Inch Nails’ Seed Eight (Remix 2014 EP), Will Score Gone Girl

Today is launch day for Beats Music, the new streaming music service for which Trent Reznor serves as creative chief. (Read our impressions of the app here.) The Nine Inch Nails frontman is doing his part to get people to sign up by streaming a new remix EP, titled Seed Eight, there exclusively. It feature… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 21, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Tears For Fears – “Boy From School” (Hot Chip Cover)

A couple of months ago Tears For Fears shared a surprise cover of Arcade Fire's "Ready To Start.". It was recorded when Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith returned to the studio earlier this year to record the follow-up to their 2004 reunion LP Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. "The idea was before we actually had… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 28, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Donna Summer – “Sunset People (Hot Chip Dub Edit)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The late-'70s disco singles that Donna Summer made with Giorgio Moroder were all titanic pop hits, and they also helped make the world safe for chilly, stretching-into-infinity electronic production. (And, I suppose I should point out, they were amazing songs.) On the new compilation Love To Love You Donna, a host of dance-music luminaries pay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Matthew E. White – “Big Love (Hot Chip Remix)”

Richmond, VA gospel-folk-psych-soul crooner Matthew E. White released one of 2012's best albums, Big Inner, a stunning and sorta miraculous collection that congregated with the lofty (and disparate) likes of Spiritualized, Leonard Cohen, and Terry Reilly. Pretty remarkably, it's been almost exactly one year (one year plus one day, to be precise) since we first… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 10, 2013 - 11:23 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

Joe Goddard – “She Burns” (Feat. Mara Carlyle) Video

Hot Chip may have shared the excellent new full-band single "Dark & Stormy" yesterday, but the band's members are going ahead with all the various solo side-project things they've got going. Co-leader Joe Goddard has a new solo EP called Taking Over coming later this year, and now he's got a video for the first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2013 - 11:24 am

Hot Chip – “Dark & Stormy”

Hot Chip released In Our Heads, their last album, just a year ago, and the band usually uses their in-between-albums time to work on all the various side projects its members usually have going. But they must be feeling generous, since the full group recently got together to record a new single, a lithe and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Dirty Projectors – “The Socialites (Joe Goddard Remix)”

For a new 12" single, Dirty Projectors have lined up a pretty great cast of producers to remix the Swing Lo Magellan track "The Socialites." AlunaGeorge and FaltyDL have both contributed remixes, as has Hot Chip co-leader Joe Goddard. Goddard's take on the track is a fluid, rippling thing, exactly what you might hope from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2013 - 10:15 am

Foals – “My Number (Hot Chip Remix)”

When Tom named Pissed Jeans' Honeys Album Of The Week, commenter Robert Wohner implored us to not overlook Foals, who also released a new album last week: their third full-length, Holy Fire. I told Robert that I'd never been able to connect with Foals in the past, but based on his enthusiasm, I'd give them… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm
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