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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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Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla’s undercard is varied, and vast, it’s a headliner’s ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we’ve seen nearly all of these bands plenty, and because Lolla has created some discourse-owning 8PM show-downs. Night one’s was a study in contrasts: Lady Gaga, or the Strokes? We caught both, two… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated “Losing My Edge” to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering “Communication Breakdown” and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn’t a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Hot Chip – “She Wolf” (Shakira Cover)

Hot Chip visited the Jo Whiley’ show on BBC Radio 1 on Saturday to do a live-in-the-studio version of “I Feel Better” and a cover of Shakira’s “She Wolf.” The “She Wolf” single was a step in an electro/disco direction for Shakira, so the Hot Chip cover feels pretty natural, except for Alexis Taylor’s little… More »

By: jessica / April 12, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Hot Chip – “I Feel Better” Video

Hot Chip made some of my favorite videos of the last decade, because they’ve got great taste in directors and they do both conceptual and humorous really well. And when your singer’s voice is as fragile and tender as Alexis Taylor’s, the humor stops everything from getting too precious. “I Feel Better,” directed by UK… More »

By: jessica / March 18, 2010 - 9:59 am

Hot Chip Have A “One Life Stand” With Fallon

Instead of the Depeche moodier “Take It In,” Hot Chip offered the wistful come on of their One Life Stand title track on Fallon last night. They got some assistance with the airy hooks from the Roots, but sadly zero circle dancing. Afterward Alexis Taylor looks a bit bummed — the final transition did seem… More »

By: brandon / February 5, 2010 - 9:10 am

Stream Hot Chip’s One Life Stand

If you haven’t had a chance to dig into the fourth full-length from the sensitive, genre-hopping beat geeks of Hot Chip, it’s streaming in full starting now over at MySpace. Album’s out 2/9 via Astralwerks. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Grizzly Bear Cover Hot Chip

Australia’s Triple J has a good thing going with the segment it’s dubbed Like A Version, semi-regularly coaxing artists to record an exclusive cover for broadcast. One day less than a year ago, we posted up the session in which Bon Iver covered Feist’s “The Park.” Today it’s Grizzly Bear, who’ve been on tour dow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010 - 9:40 am

New Hot Chip – “I Feel Better”

The tender-hearted UK dance nerds of Hot Chip have their One Life Stand in stores in a few weeks, the roll call so far: “Take It In” and the title track, alongside the bonus aside of a reworking by Detroit beat maven Carl Craig. “I Feel Better” is up next, it’s Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 14, 2010 - 9:34 am

Carl Craig Remixes Hot Chip

Detroit techno producer/DJ/biggie Carl Craig stretches One Life Stand’s mild-mannered title track to 10 thumping minutes of slow-build dance-ready darkness. Get the weekend started with the “One Life Stand” (Carl Craig PCP Remix).” But don’t do drugs. More »

By: brandon / January 8, 2010 - 4:27 pm

New Hot Chip Video – “One Life Stand”

The FutureSex/LoveNerds of Hot Chip have a new album out pretty soon. Anticipation! So far One Life Stand has revealed them to be in a somewhat gothy, Depeche mode on “Take It In,” and then dropping one of the sweeter dance-floor come-ons in recent memory with (I only wanna be your) “One Life Stand.” If… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2009 - 11:46 am

The ‘Gum Drop CXVIII: Hear New Music From Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker, Win An Out-Of-Print Vinyl Prize Pack

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his Freaks (including Real Estaters Matt Mondanile and Martin Courtney) just released their hazy Crazy Horse-flavored self-titled debut on Underwater Peoples. In this week’s Drop we we talk with Bleeker about languid, melancholic closer “Part 2.” He let us know the title refers to “Maple Field,” a song he… More »

By: brandon / December 9, 2009 - 10:12 am

New Hot Chip – “One Life Stand”

One Life Stand is Hot Chip’s fourth album, joining a growing list of exciting releases on the 2010 docket. We’ve taken in “Take It In,” today the nerdy/sexy/sweet electropop lads offer a listen of their senior set’s (excellently titled) title track. They open it up the way Basement Jaxx might, spare bass and synth portending… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 1, 2009 - 12:13 pm

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

New Hot Chip – “Take It In”

After a year that saw them cover Joy Division, get covered by Lissy Trullie, and pursue various side projects, UK dance crew Hot Chip are set to return with a new LP, the Made In The Dark followup titled One Life Stand. The set is due in February via Astralwerks and features, according to Alexi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 11, 2009 - 9:56 am

New Lissy Trullie Video – “Ready For The Floor”

Lissy’s a former model, so she’s bringing all that in this Richard Kern-directed video for her cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready For The Floor”: many nicely tailored outfits, emotive expressions, even straight-up laying on the floor as she sings that she’s ready for it. She taps a desperation in the song you may not have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2009 - 4:52 pm

TV On The Radio Remix Gang Gang Dance

You can’t improve upon perfection, but TVOTR give it a shot in this update of their fellow Brooklynites’ “First Communion.” You’ll remember GGD remixed them for Read Silence so it’s only fair. The original version appears on last year’s excellent Saint Dymphna, which you really should own. Here the weirdo dance groove gets 909’s familiar… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 11, 2009 - 11:52 am

New Hot Chip – “Transmission” (Joy Division Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier today we heard Lily Allen and Mick Jones’ take on “Straight To Hell” from Warchild’s Heroes compilation. Hot Chip’s reinvention of Joy Division’s “Transmission” appears on that same collection. When they (and Peter Gabriel) covered Vampire Weekend they gave “Kwassa Kwassa” a more electronic bent and truly meta angle, but were faithful to the… More »

By: brandon / January 20, 2009 - 4:20 pm

TV On The Radio, Hot Chip, Beck Show Some Cover Love For The New War Child Compilation

Lots of artists you enjoy are covering lots of other artists you enjoy for another tribute album organized by and benefitting War Child, the “network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war.” The pairings are mostly logical — the Hold Steady covering the Boss, TV On The Radio covering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Peter Gabriel & Hot Chip Cover Vampire Weekend

Naturally we all got pretty excited this summer when Peter Gabriel announced plans to cover Vampire Weekend’s signature song “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” In part because PG hasn’t released much pop music in recent years (save for likely Oscar nom “Down To Earth“) and because VW had one of the most buzzed about albums thi… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 17, 2008 - 11:34 am

Hot Chip & Robert Wyatt Collaborate On EP

Hot Chip remixed Robert Wyatt a couple months ago. Now the two camps have teamed up, along with UK electro duo Geese, to release a four-song EP (12/22 via Parlophone) that includes Wyatt and Geese reworking Made In The Dark tracks. You can currently download “Made In The Dark” featuring Wyatt if you hand over… More »

By: brandon / December 11, 2008 - 2:58 pm