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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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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"…
brandon | January 20, 2009 - 4:20 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | January 12, 2009 - 4:55 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | December 17, 2008 - 11:34 am
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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…
brandon | December 11, 2008 - 2:58 pm

Radiohead, Lil Wayne Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? Will.i.am rapping nonsense? Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters???
Scott Lapatine | December 3, 2008 - 9:42 pm
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New Bertrand Burgalat (Feat. Robert Wyatt) Video – “This Summer Night”

It's been a year since Robert Wyatt teamed up with Monica Vasconcelos to let us know he was going to love you "Just As You
brandon | October 16, 2008 - 3:26 pm
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Watch A Live Stream Of The Diesel xXx Party

Feel like wishing you were at Diesel’s 30th Anniversary blowout in Brooklyn? Try this live stream of the party — which has included a set…
Amrit Singh | October 12, 2008 - 12:52 am
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New Hot Chip – “Alley Cats” (Live @ The Wiltern)

Billboard.com just dropped an info-rich update of all that's happening in Hot Chip's world and it's like, a lot of stuff. We already knew about…
Amrit Singh | September 24, 2008 - 3:48 pm
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Hot Chip Feels So Unnatural: Peter Gabriel And Joy Division, Too

Peter Gabriel’s plan to cover Vampire Weekend just got a little more bloggable. According to NME, the Hot Chip crew revealed a busy release schedule:…
Amrit Singh | September 11, 2008 - 9:37 am

New Hot Chip Video – “Wrestlers”

This third video from Hot Chip's Made In The Dark LP features James Murphy. In case you forgot, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame i…
Amrit Singh | September 4, 2008 - 11:39 am
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New Hot Chip Video – “One Pure Thought” (& Live On Conan)

Hot Chip's Made In The Dark clocks in as one of the year's best (bestest?) dance records, and the tropical good time infections of "One…
Amrit Singh | April 9, 2008 - 2:51 pm
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New Oh Astro Video – “Hello Fuji Boy”

In the spirit of Stereogum being your #1 source for documentation of Lionel Richie appropriation, last year we turned our attention to the spliced geniu…
Amrit Singh | March 21, 2008 - 3:20 pm
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Hot Chip Played Jimmy Kimmel

But not in the same sense that Matt Damon played him. Our favorite nerdy laptop-stitched popsters did a version of “Ready For The Floor” from…
brandon | February 6, 2008 - 4:54 pm
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Hot Chip Played Highline Ballroom, We Forgot And Console Ourselves Via YouTube Clips

If you've taken a peek over at heavy rotation over the past few weeks you've doubtlessly seen Hot Chip's Made In The Dark, along with…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 2:17 pm
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Hot Chip – Made In The Dark

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Amrit Singh | January 20, 2008 - 4:52 pm

New Hot Chip – “Made In The Dark” (And Made In The Dark Album Art)

The thing that's always set Hot Chip apart from lesser laptop-enabled acts -- aside from consistently hot shit live shows -- has been that openhearted…
Amrit Singh | January 18, 2008 - 12:36 pm
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New Hot Chip Video – “Ready For The Floor”

The Warning: Hot Chip is just a few months off from unleashing their third LP, and so far, so great. Long-time live staple "Shake A
Stereogum | December 4, 2007 - 3:23 pm
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New Matthew Dear Video – “Don And Sherri”

The tune that made Hummer's ad spots so hummable finally gets its own, entirely more eco-friendly video. Cool production notes, too:Directors Judy Welfare and Jeremy…
Stereogum | October 24, 2007 - 10:39 am
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New Oh Astro – “Hello Fuji Boy”

The sample happy Illegal Art roster recently made a four-song sampler available for the price of free online, featuring the likes of patron saint Girl…
Stereogum | October 15, 2007 - 2:12 pm

Patton Oswalt Talks Hot Chip, TV On The Radio, And TV

Funny man/animated rat Patton Oswalt is the most recent person to submit his picks and pans for P4K's Guest List and -- surprise! -- it'…
Stereogum | August 9, 2007 - 11:10 am
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