Entries tagged with: Hot Chip
UK bass duo Disclosure, last here in October, will be back in March -- not for SXSW but the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami which takes place over two weekends (3/15 - 17 and 3/22 - 24). The festival also features appearances from Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and more. Disclosure is only playing the first weekend. Full "Phase 1" line-up is below, with more to be announced later.
While in North America, the duo will also make time for two shows in NYC: March 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
Disclosure are currently experiencing success in their home country as single "Latch" is sitting in the UK Top 20. You can stream it below.
Hot Chip had a pretty busy 2012 with the release of their own great album, In Our Heads, plus the debut albums by side projects New Build (whose lineup includes Felix Martin and Al Doyle) and The 2 Bears (whose lineup includes Joe Goddard, who also has solo material out).
The 2 Bears (a duo, whose lineup is completed by Raf Rundell) finds Goddard in much more straight-up good times party mode than Hot Chip's relatively artier vibe. Their debut album, Be Strong, is a lot of fun and you can stream it below. The 2 Bears don't have much of an itinerary for 2013 but they do have a one-off in NYC scheduled to take place April 8 at Le Poisson Rouge, one day before Hot Chip play their one-off at Roseland Ballroom. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. Tickets for Hot Chip's Roseland show are still available too.
Joe Goddard will also be in NYC even sooner to DJ Cameo Gallery on February 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Flyer for the Cameo show and a stream of The 2 Bears album plus music videos are below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Hot Chip / Grimes / people dancing
Before the new year, we posted pictures of day 1 of the second of two S.S. Coachella cruises (this being the one that set sail from Jamaica). Now here's a set of pics of day 2 which includes Grimes, Hot Chip, and Bang & Olufsen which was a "secret" performance by Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and touring member Rob Smoughton (aka Grovesnor) who played at the ship's small bar at 2:30 AM.
The second day also featured Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp, who played the first day) who gave a surprise presentation of his lyircs book, Mother, Brother, Lover, plus Tokimonsta and more. Check out more shots from day 2 of the cruise below.
Today Pitchfork posted the first half (well, first 30 albums) of their Top 50 Albums of 2012 list. There are some surprises on it, like Peaking Lights and Sharon Van Etten, who seemed more likely to end up on their Honorable Mentions list due to their relatively lower scores and the fact that most of the albums on this list were awarded Best New Music throughout the year. Cat Power and Hot Chip also make it, both of whose new albums seemed to have received less love from Pitchfork than previous releases by those artists. A Rustie Essential Mix also makes the list even though his actual album which came out last year didn't make their 2011 list. And of course the expected ones end up there too like Purity Ring, Julia Holter, Schoolboy Q, Miguel, and more. The remaining 20 will be revealed tomorrow (Friday, 12/21).
Check out their 50-30 picks below...
by Bill Pearis
Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to... Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of "Oblivion." (Having that great video didn't hurt either.) Do you think it deserved to top the list? If not then what song should've?
You can check out P4K's entire hot 100 of 2012 below.
"My Morning Jacket was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The original line-up also included three members of the Shelbyville emo-punk band Winter Death Club; namely John McQuade (later known as Johnny Quaid - guitar and vocals), Tom Blankenship (later known as Two Tone Tommy - bass) and J. Roberts (later known as J. Glenn - drums)." [Wikipedia]My Morning Jacket will stay busy this holiday season, with three shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (tickets) that lead up to a New Year's Eve show in Boston, and then the Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre on January 2 (tickets), a show that's hosted by Matt Pinfield and also features Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Band and "special guests."
MMJ bassist Tom Blankenship (who also recently helped out with Brooklyn Rock Lottery) gave us his list of Top 10 LPs of 2012. While it includes year-end list mainstays Frank Ocean and Alt-J, there are some surprises as well. You can check out his year-end picks below.
"Here's a riddle: Grimes + LDR = the #1 and #2 most-blogged artists of 2012. Grimes LP on tons of year-end blogger lists. Why not LDR?" - Dev Sherlock
Hype Machine, which compiles data from countless music blogs, posted the Top 50 Most Blogged About Artists, complete with pretty pictures (like the one of the #1 artist above), and ways to listen to those artists. Head to their site for the full list, but you can check out the top 10 below...
Major Lazer vs The Hype Machine - Best of 2012 Zeitgeist Mix
Major Lazer joins forces with The Hype Machine to help present the Top Tracks of 2012 as part of the year-end Music Blog Zeitgeist. For these exclusive mixes, we invited a few of our favorite artists to take a sneak peek at the Top 50 Tracks list and then put their own spin on it, dropping some favorites of their own into the mix. Enjoy. -Hype MachineThe Hood Internet did the same. Listen below...
Anais Mitchell at Bowery Ballroom in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pinkish Black @ WIERD (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Dan Black @ Le Baron
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Joe Budden @ BB King's
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room>
* Himalayas, Fazer @ Zebulon
* Biffy Clyro @ The Bowery Electric
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Kat Solar @ The Mercury Lounge
* Mark Eitzel @ Highland Ballroom
* Xavier Rudd, Chris Berry @ Irving Plaza
* Blondie Chaplin, The Les Paul Trio @ The Iridium
* Desert Noises, Anya Skidan @ The Rock Shop
* Anais Mitchell, Cuddle Magic @ Bowery Ballroom
* Rocky and the Pressers, Cosmonaut @ The Mercury Lounge
* Circle of Buzzards, Beasty, Old Monk, Warmth @ Big Snow
* Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith, Everest @ Barclays Center
* Bambara, Clean Girls, Vulture Shit, Tough/Luck @ Death By Audio
* Selma Oxor, Psychobuildings, Treasure Teeth, icky doome @ Glasslands
* Pinkish Black, Bezoar, Gentlemen, Dolores Boys @ Acheron
* Wyatt Cenac, Hari Kondabolu, Phoebe Robinson, Adam Lowitt @ Littlefield
Tonight's the first installment of "Music Mondays" at Williamsburg's Videology (that Bill is helping program). They'll be showing Penelope Spheeris' essential 1981 LA punk doc Decline of Western Civilization along with the infamous (and also essential) "punk rock" episode of Quincy. Show starts at 9:30 and is free. If you wanna make a night of it, they're showing the new Will Oldham movie, New Jerusalem, there at 7 PM.
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Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor released a solo EP, Nayim from the Halfway Line, a reference to the 1995 Cup Winners Cup football final, today (12/3) on 12" vinyl and will release it digitally on December 17. You can check out an introductory video to the EP below (via FACT).
UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.
Hot Chip at Prospect Park in July (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
As mentioned, Hot Chip will come to NYC to play Roseland Ballroom on April 9, 2013. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation/Live Nation Mobile App presale today (11/29) at 10 AM (password: "record"). General on-sale starts Friday (11/30) at 10 AM.
Q Magazine put out their Top 50 albums of 2012 list, choosing to do so in no particular order this year, making it more a pile than a list. Check out Q's picks in alphabetical order below.
Long-running UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala's Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5. Tame Impala offshoot Pond comes in at #7. Check out the entire Top 50 list below.
NME's Top 50 LPs of 2012 are listed below.
Hot Chip at Prospect Park in July (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
The deluxe edition of Hot Chip's excellent 2012 LP, In Our Heads, is out now that contains a second disc full of outtakes, remixes and demos. Coincidetally, the band have revealed their video for one of its tracks, "Don't Deny Your Heart." The video was directed by comedian Peter Serafinowicz, who also worked with the band on their videos for "I Feel Better" and "Night and Day." You can watch the new video below.
Hot Chip have also announced that they'll return to the US for a NYC show at Roseland Ballroom on April 9, 2013. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/30) at 10 AM with a Live Nation/Music Geeks presale starting Thursday (11/29) at 10 AM. It's not clear if the show will be part of a larger North American tour.
That video and a list of all dates are below.
Jack White @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/30/2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
In addition to the Fleetwood Mac cover story (and Rumours cover CD that comes with it), the new issue of MOJO is the 2012 Year-End wrap-up with the best albums list which is topped by Jack White's Blunderbuss. Their list is definitely different than most, but also in line with the mag that puts the Beatles on the cover at least once a year. You can check out MOJO's Top 20 below.
That's right, Jimmy Kimmel Live is headed to the East Coast to spend one week at BAM, Oct 29 - Nov 2. So far guests haven't been announced, musical or otherwise, but as with most television tapings, tickets are free and available to the public, but you'll need to tell Guillermo why you deserve them. Seriously.
Jimmy Kimmel aired repeats on 9/27 and 9/28, but featured an appearance from Hot Chip on Wednesday (9/26). Video of that performance is below.
Toronto art pop musician Sandro Perri has a few dates scheduled to take place surrounding his appearance at this year's FYF Fest. They're a bit scattered at the moment so it looks like more might be revealed, but we know that one of them is a NYC show which happens on September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.
Sandro Perri is also one of the many musicians being featured on the new Arthur Russell tribute album, This Is How We Walk on the Moon, that AIDS organization Red Hot (who are also responsible for Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many other compilations) and Pitchfork are putting out. Sandro will join Robyn, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Dan Boeckner, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Laurel Halo, Sam Amidon, Devendra Banhart, Olof Arnalds, Jose Gonzalez, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Chad VanGaalen, Glen Hansard, and many others for the album. The project is being funded on kickstarter. The Kickstarter video and a list of all participating artists is below.
Earlier this year, DFA put out a remix 12" of material from Sandro's 2011 LP, Impossible Spaces. The stream of Eluvium's remix of "Changes," a list of all currently known Sandro Perri dates, and the Arthur Russell tribute info are below.
Sigur Ros in Philly last Sunday (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sigur Ros are back this year with a new album, Valtari, and their first US tour in four years, which kicked off in Philly over the weekend. Pictures and the setlist from that show are HERE. That tour brings the band to NYC tonight (7/31) for a sold out show at Prospect Park, which like the Philly show, Perfume Genius will open. If you weren't able to get tickets for tonight's show, NPR will be streaming it live and you can watch from the comfort of your own home.
Sigur Ros are also continuing their Mystery Film Experiment. The last video in that series to come out was the MFE version of "Eg Anda," earlier this month, and they just revealed a new one today (7/31) for their song "Varuo." The next video will premiere on August 13. You can watch those two recent ones below.
In related news, Alcest is working on his new LP in Sigur Ros' studio with Birgir Jón Birgisson (aka Biggi), who produces Sigur Ros' albums as well.
Videos are below.
Wilco at Prospect Park, 7/23/2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
today in NYC
Mike Pride @ Barbes
Big Terrific @ Cameo
Sarah Siskind @ Joe's Pub
Weimar New York @ Joe's Pub
Wilco, Cibo Matto @ Terminal 5
Melvin Gibbs @ Le Poisson Rouge
Water Scores: Part 2 @ The Stone
The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
The Alternate Routes @ Bryant Park
WIERD with Vaura @ Home Sweet Home
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly @ Jones Beach
Kind of Like Spitting, Dads @ Knitting Factory
Animal Kingdom, Royal Teeth @ Mercury Lounge
Martha Wainwright, Hannah Cohen @ City Winery
The Stationary Set, Modern Rivals @ Mercury Lounge
Wilder Maker, Wilsen, Margaret Glaspy @ Union Pool
Santana, Allman Brothers Band @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Bright Moments, Valley Lodge, Good Field @ Union Hall
Napoleon's, Hard Nips, Visuals @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
Freedy Johnston, Bryan Dunn, Mike Higbee @ The Rock Shop
Shark?, Darlings, Celestial Shore, RElyse @ 285 Kent Ave
Katie's Money, Twitchers, Ugly Purple Sweater @ Cake Shop
Summerscreen w/ Telepathe, Prince Rama, Vaz @ McCarren Park
The Echo-Friendly, Zulu Pearls, Such Hounds @ Bowery Electric
High Space, Will Bernard, Scott Metzger, Wolf @ Brooklyn Bowl
Woodsman, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Ancient Ocean @ Zebulon
Technicolor Teeth, Acid Glasses, Golden Clouds @ Death By Audio
TED Talks w/ Jon Benjamin, Julie Klausner, and more @ Littlefield
Allen Stone, Elizabeth and The Catapult, Anthony Hall @ Bowery Ballroom
Deidre & The Dark, Fast Years, The Living Kills, Lorna Dune @ Glasslands
Alberich, Chaos Majik, Swollen Organs, Compactor, Theologian @ Saint Vitus
Water Scores: Part 1 Altered Spades: Fables of a Mutated Harlem @ The Stone
The Babies, Wild Yaks, Beach Day, Daytona, Total Slacker (DJ set) @ Public Assembly
Milk!, Megg Farrell's Whiskey Social, Chamber Band, Kendy Gable, Jack Wilson @ Pianos
Evans Blue, State Your Cause, Jolly, Ascending From Ashes, The Latanza Heist @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Open Mike Eagle, Mega Ran, Billy Woods, PremRock, Willie Green, Adam (Nasa), Brzowski, Mo Niklz @ Cameo Gallery
You can keep your free Williamsburg evening going by heading to 285 Kent to see Shark?, Darlings, Celestial Shore, and RElyse -- though anything you want to pay at the door will go to funding Showpaper.
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Happy Birthday to Thurston Moore who is 54 today. Watch him explain the "grunge pedal" on a classic 120 Minutes clip below.
King Dude's got a new 7", the first single from his forthcoming album Burning Daylight. You can stream it below.
Hot Chip, who just played two shows in NYC, released a video for "How You Do?" from their latest album In Our Heads which you can watch below.
Nardwuar latest interviewee is El-P and you can watch that below too.
by Andrew Sacher
UK bass duo Disclosure (aka brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence) released their debut EP, The Face, earlier this year via Greco-Roman. It's four tracks long, two of which have guest lead singers -- Sinhead Harnett on "Boiling" and Ria Ritchie on "Control" -- and should be of interest to fans of last year's guest vocalist-filled SBTRKT album, who Disclosure has joined on stage in Nottingham (video below). SBTRKT also featured them in a a mix he made last year. They've also remixed SBTRKT collaborator Jessie Ware's track "Running," (listen below) off her upcoming debut LP and performed it live with her last month in London at Hackney Weekend (but the video has since been removed).
Though the SBTRKT and Jessie Ware comparisons are good reference points for the duo's sound, it's not totally fair to tie them down to it. There's a really familiar feeling to the EP, perhaps due in part to the fact that it was released about a year after this sound really began taking off, but it's not without its own twist. It's certainly got a bit more hop in its step than the vocal-fronted ambient garage of Jamie Woon or James Blake, but it doesn't totally sound like Disclosure will be headlining Terminal 5 any time soon either (where SBTRKT's just-announced tour will hit in October). And though lead vocals tend to make songs like these more memorable, the most distinctive track is "What's In Your Head," which is lead by a sampled voice repeating the song's title and some looping moans. You can stream the entire EP below, and check out the video for "Control." Disclosure also have a FACT mix and a Mixmag DJ lab mix which you can stream below.
Disclosure will be heading out on a North American tour this October, which kicks off with two NYC shows that happen on October 24 at Glasslands and October 25 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (7/27) at 7 AM and tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday (7/27) at noon. Before the North American tour, they'll go on a European run supporting Hot Chip, whose member Joe Goddard remixed Disclosure's track, "Control," and co-owns the Greco-Roman label they're on.
A stream of that remix, a list of all dates, the tour flier, and all other streams and videos are below...
by Bill Pearis
Hot Chip at Prospect Park, 7/1/2012 (more by Toby Tennenbaum)
Hot Chip, who finished up their tour last night (7/22) in MD with Sleigh Bells, played Terminal 5 on Friday night (7/20), their second NYC show of the week following a slightly-damp show at Prospect Park two days before. And while the crowd was tamer than I've seen at previous Hot Chip shows (I think this was my 10th time seeing them?) it was certainly not the fault of the band who have honed the electronic band live experience to a science. With a blinding stroboscoopic light show and two auxiliary members beefing up their sound, they seemed not just ready for the floor but ready for arenas.
One of my favorite things about seeing Hot Chip live is that they are never afraid to mess with their best-loved tracks. "Over and Over" and "And I was a Boy from School" both got massively reworked, the latter now driven by electric piano that gave the song an early-'90s balaeric kick. I could of used a few more oldies, as we got nothing from Coming on Strong and just those two songs from The Warning, plus two each from Made in the Dark ("Hold On," and "Ready for the Floor" which was clearly the crowd's favorite) and three from One Life Stand ("I Feel Better," "Hand Me Down Your Love" and the title track).
We got most of the new album In Our Heads (though not my favorite song "These Chains"), which the crowd didn't seem to know very well. For the encore, Alexis Taylor invited out Lizzie from Gang Gang Dance (who opened for Hot Chip at Prospect Park) to sing on ballad "I Have Always Been Your Love." The show finished with "Let Me Be Him" which veers into M83 territory, what with the "whoah oh oh" chorus and a bombastic finish that was especially arena-ready.
Wed don't have pictures from Terminal 5 but you can look at shots from from Prospect Park and Pitchfork too. Watch their appearance last week on Fallon if you missed it, and catch Hot Chip this December on on one of the Coachella Cruises. Chromatics opened the Terminal 5 show and also played Sunday (7/22) at Music Hall of Williamsburg which you can see pics of here.
Setlist for Friday's Terminal 5 show is below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Chromatics @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Chromatics were in town this past weekend, opening for Hot Chip on Friday (7/20) and playing a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (7/22). I caught their T5 set -- my first time seeing the group -- and they were more engaging than I thought they were going to be, with a live drummer keeping things banging. I like their new album just fine but to this point, though, Chromatics don't so much make music to dance to as music to melancholically bob your head to. Kill for Love's "Lady" and the Survivor-esque "These Streets Will Never Look the Same" came closest to getting the crowd moving. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post.
Chromatics recently played the Pitchfork Festival too (which we have pictures of). More pictures from the MHOW show, a FIXED production (that was originally supposed to happen at Dekalb Market) where the band shared a bill with DJs JDH, Dave P and Paul Raffaele, below.
Modest Mouse at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2010 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
today in NYC
* Batz @ Joe's Pub
* Q-Tip @ Irving Plaza
* Ben Sidran @ Barbes
* Josh Rouse @ Joe's Pub
* David Weiss @ The Stone
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Eleni Mandell @ Joe's Pub
* The Detroit Cobras @ Maxwell's
* Ronnie Spector @ City Winery
* Hot Chip, Chromatics @ Terminal 5
* Electric Youth (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Here We Go Magic, Sinkane @ Cameo
* Machel Montano, BélO @ Celebrate Brooklyn
* Deathface, White Ring @ Public Assembly
* Shonen Knife, White Mystery @ Asbury Lanes (NJ)
* ARMS, Brazos, Port St. Willow @ Union Pool
* Deleted Scenes, Yellowdogs @ The Rock Shop
* Neighbors, Way Yes, Friend Roulette @ Glasslands
* Modest Mouse, The Felice Brothers @ Wellmont Theatre
* American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost @ Webster Hall
* Dent May, Caged Animals, Young Buffalo @ Mercury Lounge
* Wake, Exogorth, Totes Brute, The Communion @ Acheron
* Bear Hands, Fort Lean, The Judas Knife @ Knitting Factory
* Squeeze, The Romantics @ Seaside Summer Concert Series
* Dean Wareham (plays Galaxie 500), TEEN @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, Sich Mang, Haleek Maul @ Glasslands
* Blondes, Telepathe (DJ set), Andy Petr @ Santos Party House
* College, Anoraak, Electric Youth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, Brenmar, Jim-e Stack, J-Cush @ 285 Kent
* Organs, Stolen Girls, Dharma Dogs, Casual Friday @ The Gutter
* Mount Carmel, Endless Boogie, Great War, Dharana @ Cake Shop
* Skoal Kodiak, Myrrh, Alien Whale, Man Forever @ Death By Audio
* Fang Island, People Get Ready, Call Of The Wild @ Bowery Ballroom
* Kingdom, Kastle, Sleepyhead, Dunes, Figgy @ Drom
* Armor Column, Todesbonden, Argus, Twisted Tower Dire @ Saint Vitus
* Raccoon Fighter, I'm Turning Into, The Denzels, Dead Stars @ Big Snow
* Levek, Tropic of Pisces, Chains of Love, Bad Girlfriend, No Kill @ Pianos
* Secret Police, Altered Boys, Loose Ends, Mutant Genes, Ylajali @ Tommy's Tavern
* Psychobuildings, Shy Hunters, Assembly New York Presents: Botanica Negra @ Zebulon
* Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc, Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Impressions, Binky Griptite, Sinead O'Connor (Curtis Mayfield Tribute) @ Lincoln Center
Fans of the Drive soundtrack have a lot of options tonight. The 'Drive Tour' hits MHOW with College, Anoraak, and Electric Youth. Then afterwards Electric Youth DJs Brooklyn Bowl. Plus, Chromatics open for Hot Chip at Terminal 5 and they also play a sold out show at MHOW on Sunday (7/22).
Shonen Knife and White Mystery are on tour together and will play Asbury Lanes in NJ tonight, but you can also catch them at the Bell House on Saturday (7/21) and again in NJ at Maxwell's on Sunday (7/22).
The free Converse City Carnage show with Sleigh Bells at Hudson River Park is on Saturday (7/21).
Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continues on Saturday (7/21) with Matthew Dear (DJ), Sepalcure, Le1f, MikeQ, and JDH & Dave P. Download the Fader/MoMA PS1 Warm Up mix that MikeQ made for this week HERE. Le1f also has a new video for "Wut," which you can watch below.
Hot Chip, who played Prospect Park on Wednesday (7/18) and play Terminal 5 with Chromatics tonight, were on Fallon last night to perform In Our Heads track, "Don't Deny Your Heart" with help from The Roots. Check out a video of that below.
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photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Wednesday's wild thunderstorms threw a big, wet wrench into the gears of many outdoor shows last night, causing cancellations/postponements of the MNDR/Javelin/Delicate Steve show on the Intrepid, the Summerstage show with Big Daddy Kane/Marley Marl in Queens, and moved the Refused/Off! show from Williamsburg Park to Greenpoint club Europa. But the rain didn't scare a bunch of geeky dudes from England with a bunch of temperamental electronic gear. Nor did it stop their fans, who packed Prospect Park to the fences and danced their asses off the whole time.
Hot Chip's set time (and doors to the bandshell) were pushed back in hopes the rain would stop, which it did, making for a muggy night but no one seemed to mind. Hot Chip thanked Celebrate Brooklyn for not canceling the show. The band, now augmented with not just long-time live band member Rob Smoughton (aka Grovesnor) but also Holy Ghost! drummer Jim Orso, played the lion's share of their new album, In Our Heads, and peppered the rest of their set with favorites like "Over and Over," "I Was a Boy from School," "I Feel Better," and "Ready for the Floor," the latter of which morphed into a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" (which they've done before). At the end of their show, they invited the whole crowd to come party with them at Santos (where JEFF the Brotherhood played earlier that evening).
We missed openers Gang Gang Dance but they've also got three upcoming headlining Brooklyn gigs, so maybe we'll catch one of those. Hot Chip play with Chromatics at Terminal 5 on Friday (7/20) and tickets are still available. More pictures and the setlist from the Prospect Park show are below.
Gang Gang Dance in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
As mentioned several times, Gang Gang Dance will open Hot Chip's sold out Prospect Park show tonight (7/18) (if you're going, wear a poncho!). We also recently mentioned that GGD play a
$27 show at Public Assembly on September 21 with Sun Araw, and soon after, mentioned they play another small show at the same price at Cameo Gallery on September 22. We've since discovered the band will play a THIRD Brooklyn show that week. This one's a bit bigger (and thus, a bit cheaper) (UPDATE: all three shows are $20 now) and it happens on September 23 at 285 Kent. $20 tickets for that show are on sale now. Prince Rama were originally set to open the Cameo show, but they will now instead open the 285 Kent show, and New Moods will open the Cameo show. Tickets for the Public Assembly show and the Cameo show are still available. Updated GGD dates are listed below.
Speaking of Hot Chip, after tonight's show, there will be a free afterparty at Santos Party House where they will DJ, along with a DJ set by Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw. The party starts at 11 PM. Maybe you just want to come early and catch JEFF the Brotherhood for free?
Hot Chip also play Terminal 5 on Friday (7/20) with Chromatics. Tickets for that show are still available.
A list of all Gang Gang Dance tour dates is below...