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Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are” Video

We heard the Major Lazer remix yesterday, and now Hot Chip’s elegant synthpop elegy “Look At Where We Are” has a music video from Animal Collective visual collaborator Danny Perez. In the ambiguous, hallucinatory clip, a mad scientist experiments on a supermodel’s soul, or something. It’s not exactly the most linear narrative you’ll ever see. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2012 - 10:07 am

Hot Chip – “Look At Where We Are” (Major Lazer Remix)

On their remix of Hot Chip’s “Look At Where We Are,” Major Lazer take the sensitive, starry-eyed synthpop of the original and inject it with both lilting summertime one-drop reggae and cheesed-out populist bass-fuzz EDM, which is quite a trick. Your mileage may vary, but I’d say the song comes out all the better for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Stream Hot Chip In Our Heads

The awesomely wistful British dance-pop crew Hot Chip return next week with their new album In Our Heads, and we’ve already posted the promising early tracks “Flutes” and “Night And Day.” Right now, the entire album is streaming online; listen to it at NPR.

In Our Heads is out 6/12 on Domino. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012 - 11:43 am

Hear Hot Chip Cover Prince

Hot Chip stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC 1 show for a live session recently, performing tracks from their forthcoming In Our Heads as well as covering Prince’s 1987 hit “If I Was Your Girlfriend.” The cover happens at the 1:19:50 mark at BBC’s website (via NJ Underground). In Our Heads is out 6/12 o… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 1, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Watch Hot Chip Play More New Tunes On Jools Holland

In addition to “Night And Day,” Hot Chip played a pair of new In Our Heads tracks for Jools Holland, and videos of those performances popped up over the weekend. Head below to see the debuts of the loungey “How Do You Do” and disco jam “Don’t Deny Your Heart.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012 - 10:22 am

Hot Chip – “Night And Day” Video

The first music video that British comedian Pe­ter Ser­afi­now­icz ever directed was the amazing, hallucinatory one for Hot Chip’s “I Feel Better.” And now the director and band have teamed up once again, making a similarly batshit clip for Hot Chip’s new single “Night And Day.” It would be an act of rank spoilerization if… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2012 - 9:04 am

Watch Hot Chip On Jools Holland

Yesterday, Hot Chip took to Jools Holland to perform their latest single, “Night And Day.” It also marks the first appearance of their new drummer, Sarah Jones. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012 - 9:41 am

Check Out Animal Collective, Hot Chip In The Simpsons

Somebody must have a new music supervisor! Last night’s episode of The Simpsons didn’t feature guest voice-acting from any big indie celebs or anything, but it did open and close with montages set to a couple of songs that may sound familiar. In the opening montage, we hear Hot Chip’s “Boy From School,” while the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2012 - 11:45 am

Hot Chip – “Night And Day”

About a month after putting out “Flutes,” Hot Chip just dropped their new single, “Night And Day,” and it’s another slab of their blippy disco. “Do I look like a rapper?” Alexis Taylor chants. Uh, maybe Despot? Hear it at their Soundcloud page. The single’s out 6/4 on Domino. The new LP In Our HeadsMore »

By: Corban Goble / April 17, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Hot Chip – “Flutes” Video

In the video for Hot Chip’s “Flutes,” the leadoff track from their forthcoming album In Our Heads, a handheld camera walks into the band’s studio and then spins around a whole lot of times. We also get brief still glimpses of the group at work. If you’re, let’s say, a bit hungover, it’s probably best… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Hot Chip In Our Heads Details

British dance-pop wizards have left DFA/Astralwerks, the label where they’ve found a home for years now, and signed with Domino. The group’s new album In Our Heads arrives 6/12, and Hot Chip co-produced it with Mark Ralph. The 2010 LP One Life Stand, their last full-length, was the best thing they’ve ever done, at least… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 1, 2012 - 10:57 am

Death Cab For Cutie – “You Are A Tourist (The 2 Bears Remix)”

When Joe Goddard isn’t co-leading Hot Chip with Alexis Taylor, he’s half of the dance project the 2 Bears, alongside fellow producer Raf Rundell. The 2 Bears have remixed Death Cab For Cutie’s single “You Are A Tourist” for Death Cab’s forthcoming Codes And Keys Remix EP, which also features Cut Copy’s take on “Door… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2011 - 5:21 pm

Win Win – “Interleave” (Feat. Alexis Taylor)

WIN WIN’s the new project of producer Alex “XXXchange” Epton, DJ Chris Devlin, and video artist/producer Ghostdad. So far we’ve heard their Lizzie Bougatsos-featuring first single “ReleaseRPM.” For this new track, “Interleave,” Hot Chip’s Alex Taylor provides the voice. More »

By: brandon / February 1, 2011 - 2:53 pm

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was” Video

When Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi, and Rostam Batmanglij made a video for their Converse-funded “All Summer” they opted to don over-sized versions of their own heads and move into a “warm apartment.” Despite featuring two “Hot” bands, things are icier (and pleasingly stranger) in the Andreas Nilsson-directed video for Bernhard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010 - 11:32 am

Hot Chip (Feat. Will Oldham) – “I Feel Bonnie” Video

“I Feel Bonnie” is Hot Chip and Will Oldham’s remake of One Life Stand’s “I Feel Better.” This video traces the evolution of the punchline. Fewer explosions than the original’s video, but just as hunky. More »

By: brandon / November 10, 2010 - 3:14 pm

LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 10/15/10

Closing out the Hollywood Bowl concert season in style, LCD Soundsystem ignited a giant dance party with the help of Hot Chip and their sleek synthesizers as well as pulverizing blasts of noise from Sleigh Bells. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 19, 2010 - 4:25 pm

Kisses – “Kisses (Joe Goddard of Hot Chip Remix)

Kisses are in the UK right now supporting their just-released debut album. But they’ll be in New York for CMJ, where they’re playing eight shows over five days. Their self-titled single, “Kisses” is also out in the UK, with a b-side remix by Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. The original is a breezy, but emotionally distant… More »

By: jessica / October 12, 2010 - 10:09 am

Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip & Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was”

This track features Bernard Sumner of Bad Lieutenant, New Order, and Joy Division, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard from Hot Chip, and Hot City. The Best Coast / Rostam / Kid Cudi collaboration “All Summer” had trouble meshing together the styles of the participants while allowing them to keep their personalities. This one is much… More »

By: jessica / October 6, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Hot Chip – “Brothers (Caribou Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Hot Chip have a remix EP on the way, to be released a little before their next series of dates opening for LCD Soundsystem (including a show at Hollywood Bowl with both LCD and Sleigh Bells). Caribou’s Dan Snaith does this brooding, brainy remix of “Brothers,” isolating singer Alexis Taylor’s delicate vocal, sampling and repeating… More »

By: jessica / August 13, 2010 - 11:29 am