Hot Chip – “Atomic Bomb (John Talabot Remix)” (William Onyeabor Cover)

Two years ago, David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label put out a compilation of old tracks from the little-known African synth artist William Onyeabor. Last year, some of those songs were reimagined for a remix album, including a cover from Hot Chip of the 1978 track “Atomic Bomb.” And earlier today, John Talabot shared his remix of Hot Chip’s cover of the original track. (Phew!) The description on the Soundcloud page says that this is part of a larger release that will be out on Record Store Day in April 2018, but it’s unclear if that’s just a little bit of an April Fool’s Day joke about the long lead time for RSD releases, or an accurate timetable. Listen to the track below.