The new Hot Chip album entitled The Warning is due out June 14th. Check out a couple of the upcoming songs. Be sure to Pre-Order Hot Chip at Insound. Hot Chip is made up of Alexis Taylor (vocals/keyboard) / Joe Goddard (beat master/vocals) / Owen Clarke(Keyboards/guitar) / Felix Martin (drums/MPC) / Al Do It (guitar).
There’s something odd about Hot Chip. Some fracture between conception and actuality that makes them all the more intriguing. Ostensibly Hot Chip sign up to the Hip-Hop dream as espoused by MTV Cribs and presumably as lived by, ooh, Pharrell Williams? They just seem to have some problems translating it to Wandsworth, SE London, is all.
In fact they seem to have trouble squaring it with the equal, but to some extent opposite, influence of, say, Bill Callahan from Smog. Or Lambchop. Or Crystal Gayle. So, instead of doing the obvious thing and working out what sort of band they are going to be, they conclude that they will be all of them at once. And then they’ll
make it all in a room smaller than the box room at your Mum’s house. With whatever’s lying around. That is, whatever’s lying around – toy trumpets, kazoos, blah. This to conform to a cherished idea of Brian Wilson’s that, in the studio, anything goes.
Mp3: Hot Chip - "Boy from School"
Mp3: Hot Chip - "Tchaparian"
Remember to PRE-ORDER The Warning at Insound for that June 14th Release.