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Radiohead, Lil Wayne Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? rapping nonsense? Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters??? It’s easy (and fun!) to make fun of the Grammys, but last year they really deserved it, and viewers voiced their discontent by watching Extreme Makeover instead. For ceremony #51… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 3, 2008 - 9:42 pm

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 Are.” Good thing the feeling’s mutual, because Wyatt reprises his role as Santa Claus in triplicate (and then some) in the tripped out Daniel Klein-directed video for “This Summer Night,”… More »

By: brandon / October 16, 2008 - 3:26 pm

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 of Hot Chip with Chaka Khan, and M.I.A. + T.I. + Franz Ferdinand — at Maya looks very pregnant. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 12, 2008 - 12:52 am

New Hot Chip – “Alley Cats” (Live @ The Wiltern) 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 their cover of “Transmission” at the request of New Order, and their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on Peter Gabriel’s planned cover of the Peter Gabriel-referencing “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” (Now… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 24, 2008 - 3:48 pm

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: helping out with Gabriel’s take on “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa,” alongside completing a steel-pan based cover of Joy Division’s “Transmission” at the request of New Order. Welcome the new 24… More »

By: 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 is a DFA honcho and noted jujitsu master, of which he reminds us by wearing a DFA tee and annihilating a punching bag. Meanwhile, the Hot Chip dudes play with their… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 4, 2008 - 11:39 am

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 Pure Thought” is a strong and awesome anchor for the entire mood-spanning effort. For all the activity, though, this is just the second video from the LP. The more traditionally… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 9, 2008 - 2:51 pm

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 genius of Oh Astro’s “Hello Fuji Boy” (“Hello” + Fujiya & Miyagi’s “Ankle Injuries” + Hot Chip’s “Boy From School”). And in the spirit of Oh Astro being top-flight cut-and-paste media… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 21, 2008 - 3:20 pm

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 their much-rotated new one, Made In The Dark. As mentioned just a couple days ago, we missed their Highline Ballroom gig (and have video to prove it), so this could’ve… More »

By: brandon / February 6, 2008 - 4:54 pm

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 a rotating cast of four other albums. It is indeed being rotated that heavily — which makes it all the more infuriating that we somehow slept on the band’s show… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2008 - 2:17 pm

Hot Chip – Made In The Dark

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By: 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 sense to their songwriting. And yet this is a day we didn’t see coming: it’s a Hot Chip ballad! For five seconds you’re gonna think we pulled a bait and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 18, 2008 - 12:36 pm

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 Fist” was the first cut to start streaming back in June, so consider “Ready For The Floor” the sort-of second single from the long-player. (If you saw ‘em live thi… More »

By: Stereogum / December 4, 2007 - 3:23 pm

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 Hollister capture much of the song’s fervent busyness by using a special 5 camera rig splayed out in a semi-circle and attached to the bed of a truck. With Dear… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2007 - 10:39 am

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 Talk, Realistic, and Steinski. Good stuff and worth your bandwith all around, but it’s Oh Astro that’s taking top honors in the Stereogum office this AM. Track’s called “Hello Fuji… More »

By: 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’s a great read. In addition to showing love for TVOTR’s “Wolf Like Me” as his favorite song of the moment (he also told SPIN recently that he’d love to ope… More »

By: Stereogum / August 9, 2007 - 11:10 am

Bonnaroo: Friday 6/15/07

This year’s ‘Roo is Saturday heavy — today we get Franz, Hold Steady, Regina, Dr. Dog, and a band called Police your parents loved — but the tame opening day brought some stuff worth writing home about, including local boys Sam Champion, ever-touring Reagan babies Cold War Kids, French hero Manu Chao, and love ‘em/hate… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2007 - 2:12 pm

New Hot Chip – “Shake A Fist”

Pretty sure we’ve heard live-staple “Shake A Fist” at every Hot Chip show we’ve seen dating back to their LCD-rescued set at Bowery last March, so it’s nice of the Hot ones to finally give us a studio take to awkwardly flail to. Half way through, after the muted chainsaw and dusky hollerbacks, the track… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2007 - 11:21 am

New Hot Chip – “My Piano”

Hot Chip’s curating the next in the DJ-Kicks series, which sees artists compile other folks’ jams. That’s not stopping the Hot Chippers from contributing a new track of their own, which they’ve kindly posted for streaming purposes on MySpace. You’ve heard better from ‘em, but why not take a listen. More exciting than “My Piano”… More »

By: Stereogum / April 2, 2007 - 10:36 am

New Hot Chip Video – “Arrest Yourself”

The Hot Chippers’ new clip for the bliptastic track takes it back to the old school DOS days, with 1s and 0s, commas and apostrophes, pulled together to make a mosaic of the geeky electro-dance crew. This is modern technology at work, people. Watch it here (via P4K). More »

By: Stereogum / January 4, 2007 - 12:35 pm