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Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

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 »

There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it’s been a big year for dance on and off of the pop charts. Regional styles like footwork, juke, and Jersey club went through genre-bending booms, electronic trap instrumentals filtered their… More »

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Father John Misty, Beach House, Hot Chip, And More Play Iceland Airwaves 2015

Last year, Iceland Airwaves had a climactic feeling to it. Since it takes place in early November, chances are it's one of the final festivals…
Ryan Leas | November 9, 2015 - 12:32 pm

New Order – “Tutti Frutti (Hot Chip Remix)” (Feat. La Roux)

After covering Bruce Springsteen's hit "Dancing In The Dark" in both their live shows and in the studio (and crossing it with LCD Soundsystem's "All…
Cady Siregar | October 19, 2015 - 11:57 am

Hot Chip – “Dancing In The Dark” (Bruce Springsteen Cover) Video

In their live shows for the past few months, UK synthpop heroes Hot Chip have been covering "Dancing In The Dark," Bruce Springsteen's synthpoppiest hit…
Tom Breihan | October 19, 2015 - 9:22 am

Florence + The Machine – “Queen Of Peace (Hot Chip Remix)”

Hot Chip aren't exactly the first people I'd think of as good candidates to remix a Florence + The Machine track, but here we are…
James Rettig | September 3, 2015 - 5:34 pm

Hot Chip – “Started Right” Video

Last night, Hot Chip stopped by Conan to play the funky clavinet jam "Started Right" off of their new album Why Make Sense?, and today,…
Peter Helman | August 11, 2015 - 10:36 pm

Watch Hot Chip Bring The Funk On Conan

For many years now, Hot Chip have been one of the most dependably great bands on the whole big-clubs-and-festivals touring circuit. Any chance to see…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 9:08 am

Watch Hot Chip Cover LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” With David Byrne, Nancy Whang

LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends" is a great, great song -- arguably their best, although I'll happily stump for "Someone Great" any day -- and…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2015 - 9:13 pm

Hot Chip Launch Peanuts Merch

Hot Chip teamed up with the clothing label TSPTR to design their new merch, which will feature characters from Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comics. With…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 17, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York's own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die was…
Caitlin White | June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Watch Hot Chip Cover Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”

Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" is both one of the man's biggest hits and one of his least characteristic. It is, after all, the…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Stream Hot Chip Why Make Sense?

Hot Chip's new album Why Make Sense? officially comes out next week, but the band has set up a website so that you can listen…
James Rettig | May 12, 2015 - 8:40 am

Hot Chip – “Why Make Sense?”

Hot Chip’s new album Why Make Sense? is coming in a couple of weeks, and we’ve already heard a handful of songs: “Huarache Lights,” “Need
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2015 - 11:52 am

Hot Chip – “Burning Up”

Hot Chip kicked off the year teasing their new album Why Make Sense? by tweeting out the initially cryptic website, later revealing it was their…
Caitlin White | April 27, 2015 - 10:20 am

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…
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,…
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,…
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…
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
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…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am
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