I can see why the dilettante thing would be offputting as well - at the same time I get the feeling that being in Hot Chip is probably more fun than being in most bands.
― Matt DC, Friday, 9 September 2011 11:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
I like the way that any given time there can be four or five "Hot Chip DJ Sets" happening simultaneously around the world. A couple of the lesser members have DJ'd more than once in my home town, which no one of note ever comes to. Gotta get that paper
― Number None, Friday, 9 September 2011 11:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
maybe only three or four simultaneously, I think some of them only DJ with another one. Joe also DJs with both 2 Bears and Greco-Roman Soundsystem tho
About Group is literally just some jams to tape, easy to not find that interesting. I got the first band-name-less album, s'alright but they're no Necks
Alexis has the falsetto, Joe has a much deeper voice, which I really love when they use it as a counterpoint to Alexis (whether in normal register or fluting and cracking), but they seem to feature him less and less as the band goes on
― challopian rubes (sic), Friday, 9 September 2011 12:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
heard them (one of them) dj once and they did that HORRIBLE franchise club dj thing of playing a million intros to tracks and never getting through a song before thinking of some other 'amazing' track to mix it with. Gave me a fucking headache. Not to say the selection of songs were bad but jesus it made me weary.
― owenf, Friday, 9 September 2011 12:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
radiomix #19: Joe Goddard - http://dfarecords.com/main/archives/2504
― just sayin, Monday, 19 September 2011 21:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
01. Life Is Something Special (Acapella) - NYC Peech Boys02. Pata Pata - Matias Aguayo feat. Lerato03. Thru the Skies (Beats) - Kenlou04. Together Forever - Exodus (Acapella)05. Jungle Jazz - Cajmere06. Getting Me Down - Blawan07. Gabriel (Dub) - Joe Goddard08. Heres Your Trance Now Dance - Omar S09. Down! - Kyle Hall10. Pretty Baby- Sister Sledge (Bootleg)11. Love and Happiness - Voyage Direct12. Man or Mistress - Levon Vincent13. I Got That Feeling - Dreamer G14. The Freak Inside - Chicago Housing Authority15. Dirty Love - Linkwood w/Gabriel Acapella16. Chicano (Danny Krivit Edit) - Black Blood17. Sicko Cell18 Check Out 5 - Naif Orchestra
So The 2 Bears album then? It's pretty good
― Number None, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 10:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
if the vocals on 'work' put me off, how will i feel abt the album
― just sayin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 10:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah you're probably not gonna like it
― Number None, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 10:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
i listened to a bit of it today and thought... "big beat is back"? 'work' is pretty good, if you can overcome the vocals. i think i prefer joe's solo stuff
― cuteforce, Thursday, 2 February 2012 01:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
ILM's most hate to love/love to hate group will have a new album in 2012
http://pitchfork.com/news/45596-hot-chip-get-in-our-heads-on-new-album/Hot Chip are back with a new album, new tour, and a new label. On June 12 in the U.S. and June 11 in the UK, they'll release In Our Heads on Domino, a departure from longtime home DFA/Astralwerks. The follow-up to 2010's One Life Stand was produced by Hot Chip themselves with producer/engineer Mark Ralph.
The band will hit the road this summer, including a stop at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
In Our Heads:
01 Motion Sickness02 How Do You Do03 Don't Deny Your Heart04 Look at Where We Are05 These Chains06 Night and Day 07 Flutes 08 Now There Is Nothing 09 Ends of the Earth 10 Let Me Be Him 11 Always Been Your Love
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 March 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
06: Al B. Sure! cover? One can dream.
― andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2012 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Love "One Night Stand" so much. I hope they play more than the Fork Fest here, though given Hot Chip's past tours, I bet they hit Chicago five times in 2012.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 March 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
One Life Stand is my favourite albums of theirs, really excited for the this.
― Kitchen Person, Saturday, 3 March 2012 16:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Flutes" is kind of awesome. It has an honest-to-god propulsive beat!
― "I know its hard to hear but I'm a Realest." (rennavate), Thursday, 15 March 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
ILM's most hate to love/love to hate group
Really? Always thought they were largely controversial and mildly to well liked here.
My reaction to the new track is basically the same as all the others - great song, shame about the voice. But I usually get used to the voice after a while and find myself wondering why it bothered me.
― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Friday, 16 March 2012 11:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'm sure his voice didn't always use to be this bad - it was never great but for the past few years it's been unlistenable
― lex pretend, Friday, 16 March 2012 11:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's weird, it's sort of quavery but he's never actually out of tune, so after a while I get used to it. There are two vocalists and I think the quavery one has been doing more of late. Wish he'd sing in the lower register more though, but this goes for basically all male singers ever with me, especially indie dudes.
― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Friday, 16 March 2012 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's definitely worse. I haven't been able to listen to anything since the first two albums because of that voice.
― nate woolls, Friday, 16 March 2012 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
Huh. I find the singing in Hot Chip possibly its greatest attribute. No joke. Reminds me of ... Squeeze? I don't know, but I love how approachable they are.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 March 2012 11:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
I hated the vocals on One Life Stand at first and then grew to love pretty much the whole album, but when Gabriel came out last year it reminded me of how amazing Hot Chip could have been had they gone down the Basement Jaxx route and roped in a rotating cast of singers.
― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Friday, 16 March 2012 11:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
What an obnoxious video!
― Walter Galt, Friday, 16 March 2012 11:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
These guys ran out of ideas a long time ago.
― viborg, Friday, 16 March 2012 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just heard Flutes from the upcoming release. Love it, dreamy and v. pretty. I have a weak spot for synth pop, though, so good -> grrreat.
― Spectrum, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
First proper single is out there. It's very addictive.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Every time there's a new Hot Chip single and I hear praise on it I get a bit excited and hopeful, then I listen to it and feel frustrated by the horrible vocals. This is no different.
― boxedjoy, Friday, 20 April 2012 08:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Like I know I shouldn't ever expect the vocals to not be insufferably twee by this point but there's so much muscle in this new effort, it all seems so mismatched with a frustrating amount of potential.
― boxedjoy, Friday, 20 April 2012 08:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
I love this, especially the deadpan DJ bit. "I like Zapp not Zappa/So Stop your jibber-jabber." I don't mind Alexis's vocals as long as he's not doing ballads.
― And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Friday, 20 April 2012 08:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think the new single is fierce!
― LeRooLeRoo, Friday, 20 April 2012 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't mind Alexis's vocals as long as he's not doing ballads.
he should definitely get Joe to sing those
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
dude's voice is actually the exact opposite of fierce
― liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Saturday, 21 April 2012 07:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
wow this is just... wow. i am so mad i decided to listen to that.
― akadarbarijava (psychgawsple), Saturday, 21 April 2012 07:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
He reminds me of Tom Ellard from Severed Heads, but at least Ellard had the sense to filter/distort his vocals.
― Turkey, Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've been a Hot Chip apologist for a long time, but it ends now.
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 April 2012 06:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm kind of in love with this at the moment.
― Kitchen Person, Saturday, 19 May 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
so Grosvenor blokey is a full member now?
Alexis voice sounds fine there btw
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Sunday, 20 May 2012 11:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
I keep warming to them a little more with each passing year. From a starting position of "Who are these jokers?" I am now at "I think Hot Chip are probably the best modern British band." Which is not something I expected to believe.
― Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Sunday, 20 May 2012 20:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
funny, i've gone the other way - i found them to be overall a Good Thing earlier in their career, maybe not a band i'd be obsessed about but reliable for the occasional great jam, enjoyable live show that no one in any group would object to, fun DJ sets, good fodder for remixers. but ennui has definitely set in over the years as it becomes more and more clear that they're just the kind of journeymen whose output is permanently stuck at three-star quality. i listened to the new one out of a sense of duty and was relieved when it finished..
― liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 21 May 2012 11:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
sounds bloody awful imo.
― jed_, Monday, 21 May 2012 12:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
though if Grosvenor's up playing things and singing now it would be a boon to turn most of the vocals over to him and Joe
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 21 May 2012 12:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens)
I kind of agree with this. Really hated them when I first heard them, did not get the fuss about Over & Over at all but now they might just be my favourite British band around. Night & Day is the weakest of the new tracks I've heard but that one I just posted is one of the best things they've done. There's like 3 great choruses in that song. As for his vocals I've no problem with them at all, he always sounds really vulnerable which kind of works with how warm the music is.
― Kitchen Person, Monday, 21 May 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
I like a couple of songs off each album. I don't think they've ever managed to be inspired enough, often enough. I like the idea of them.
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 21 May 2012 13:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think their last two albums are head and shoulders above the first three. It's like they've always loved dance music but for ages they felt obliged to put air quotes around it. The new album makes me think of New Order's Technique.
― Get wolves (DL), Monday, 21 May 2012 15:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't like Alexis' trousers.
― djh, Monday, 21 May 2012 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
he and girl drummer lady are in the new (Serafinowicz-directed, Reggie Watts- and Terence Stamp-starring) video so
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
She is the drummer from New Young Pony Club apparently.
It's a good video but I'm starting to get annoyed that they chose Night & Day as the single instead of Don't Deny Your Heart.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 22 May 2012 02:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Number None, Monday, 4 June 2012 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
New album is really good. Let Me Be Him might just be the most moving song they've done.
― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 02:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Incredible song - maybe their best yet.
― Get wolves (DL), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 11:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
The album version of "Don't Deny Your Heart" is fucking ace.
― that mustardless plate (Bill A), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:35 (1 year ago) Permalink