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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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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

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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."…
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…
Michael Nelson | February 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm

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

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn't write one of these lists last week because it was the day after Thanksgiving and that is simply not the type of thing…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Hot Chip – “Don’t Deny Your Heart” Video

The central conflict of Hot Chip's video "Don't Deny Your Heart" involves a good old-fashioned tour bus FIFA rivalry, though this particular match goes to…
Corban Goble | November 26, 2012 - 9:34 am

Jessie Ware – “Night Light (Joe Goddard Remix)”

Hot Chip's Joe Goddard instills a new groove to Jessie Ware's "Night Light," which definitely reimagines the track through the lens of Hot Chip-esque disco…
Corban Goble | October 2, 2012 - 4:12 pm