Entries tagged with: Hot Chip
MIA @ MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)
Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Modern GuiltM.I.A. and Adele are up for Record of the Year which is not to be confused with Album of the Year which Radiohead is up for in addition to the "Best Alternative Music Album" category you see listed above. Radiohead's "House of Cards" is also up for "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals", "Best Rock Song" and "Best Short Form Music Video". Radiohead also placed in "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package" and "Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical" for a total of seven nominations. Make that eight if you count Jonny Greenwood's Best Score nomination for There Will Be Blood. Juno is up for Best Compilation Soundtrack. No Age is up for "Best Recording Package". Hot Chip, Daft Punk and Sam Sparro are competing for Best Dance Recording. All nominees HERE.
[DGC Records/XL Recordings/Interscope]
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Hot Chip @ the Diesel Party in Brooklyn (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
SOME NEWS BY AL - POSTED ON NOV 18, 2008PREVIOUSLY: James Murphy - a new DFA band, upcoming NY appearances
A news article has appeared here and elsewhere, quoting me as saying that LCD Soundsystem is over, or that they have split up. I would like to clarify that LCD have not disbanded, nor could the entity be disbanded in the sense that it has always had a revolving cast of players - it would be like saying that The Fall had disbanded, or Prince has split up. LCD Soundsystem is James Murphy, and he's allowed to take time off, do other things, and come back, or not come back. And he doesn't have to tell you or anyone else about it. I didn't know if anything was going on with LCD next year, which is the truth, and that's all I should have said, but I gabbled on a bit because that's the way I am and I didn't imagine in million years that anyone would concoct a story out of it... Anyway, I should probably stop doing interviews after this, which is already my second chance. But the main point to take away is that more LCD music is in the pipeline, which is surely good news for everybody. [Hot Chip's Website]
This summer you couldn't read an electronic music blog without coming across Little Boots (aka Victoria of Dead Disco). I first became familiar with her music through Fake Blood's excellent remix of her track, "Stuck On Repeat". Having only heard his version in which the vocals are very sparse, I was very surprised at how much she sings in the original versions of her tracks. Good stuff - which is saying a lot because - 1. I am really weird when it comes to vocals in electronic music, and 2. I [Showtrotta] really like very, very few female vocalists. Here's a video of her singing "Stuck on Repeat" while she plays the Tenori-on:
Download three tracks above, one of which is Little Boots' free Computer Fairyland mixtape. The tracklisting for that is below. Also below: the dates and times of the four live sets, and the three DJ sets, Little Boots is playing in NYC during CMJ week...
Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Not to be negative - overall a great night, but besides the hour+ wait to get a single drink, the biggest disappointment of Saturday night's free Diesel party was Hot Chip's extremely short set which was slightly made up for by the fact that Hot Chip immediately turned into Chakha Khan's backing band for some more songs - not an amazing feat, but out-of-the-ordinary enough to make it exciting. The entire night was live mashups with M.I.A. and child first coming out to sing with T.I. who then finished his set with Franz Ferdinand as his backing band. M.I.A. later performed with N.E.R.D. More Chaka Chip pictures below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
M.I.A. first appeared on stage at last night's Diesel party during T.I.'s surprise set which was right before Franz Ferdinand played. Then she came back to do her own set which segued right into N.E.R.D.'s short set which closed the whole night Hot Chip played much earlier - only a few of their own songs before they became Chaka Khan's backing band. More pictures of M.I.A. below...
building the Diesel party at Pier 3 in Brooklyn (from mcBrooklyn)
The Diesel party featuring M.I.A., Hot Chip, N.E.R.D and others is this Saturday night October 11th at Pier 3 in Brooklyn (see picture above). Vice has a list of locations you can find tickets in addition to Diesel stores. You can also get some tickets right here. I have five pairs that will be mailed to five winner's doors. If you want them, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Diesel). Five winners will be chosen and asked for their addresses.
DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Wrestlers (MP3)
photos by Gabi Porter
Hot Chip are on a North American tour that started at San Diego's Street Scene, hit Treasure Island in San Francisco, stopped at ACL in Austin and visited Pop Montreal on Wednesday. BrookynVegan Mike was at that show and said...
As the lights dimmed and dance music started blazing over the PA, Hot Chip guitarist Al Doyle danced on stage first. He grabbed the microphone and began speaking fluent French to the Montreal audience which only increased the excitement to the already hot crowd. This was my first time seeing Hot Chip and they were fantastic. The bass was so heavy that it made my nostrils shake. They changed the arrangements of some of their bigger hits, like "Boy From School" and "Over and Over," but they were fun and the audience at it up.From Canada, Hot Chip and their tour-mates Growing made there way to NYC and played shows at Terminal 5 on Friday and Saturday night. The pictures in this post are from the Friday show (10/3).
The tour ends this Saturday October 11th with one more NYC show Hot Chip are playing with M.I.A. and N.E.R.D., courtesy of Diesel. More pics from Terminal 5 below...
DOWNLOAD: DJ Ayres, Nick Catchdubs, and Jubilee
- Flashing Lights Mix 1 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sebastien Tellier - L'amour et la Violence (Boys Noize remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Boys Noize - Live at Sonar Festival - June 21, 2008 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nick Warren - Cosmic Space Mix (MP3)
A-Trak @ Central Park Summerstage (more by Ryan Muir)
With all there was to choose from last night I hope you were able to find something to get you moving on the floor. If not, I'm sure some of the deejays and bands in this post can help out with your weekend...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Over And Over (MP3)
Sep 26 - Hot Chip played Austin City Limits, so did N.E.R.D.
Oct 03 - Hot Chip plays Terminal 5, with Growing
Oct 04 - Hot Chip plays Terminal 5, with Growing
Oct 11 - Hot Chip plays a Diesel party, with N.E.R.D.
More ACL pictures below...
DOWNLOAD: MIA - Paper Planes (LAZRtag Remix) (MP3)
MIA @ McCarren Pool (more by Bao Nguyen)
New York, NY - Diesel will unleash the biggest international party the world has ever seen on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Diesel xXx (titled triple x) will explode with a worldwide spectacular party taking place in 18 cities around the globe beginning in Tokyo. The party will successively move to Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London and Sao Paulo.. The grand finale will take place in New York City with a never before seen "Rock and Roll Circus" themed party for 5,000 of Diesel's closest friends and coolest trendsetters. The legendary event will take place on Pier 3 at the Brooklyn waterfront overlooking the Manhattan skyline.PR continued below....
words by Montreal's BrooklynVegan Mike, photos by Zach Dilgard
Growing (Joe Denardo and Kevin Doria) are an experimental/drone duo originally from Seattle that have relocated to Brooklyn. Growing's music resides on a very specific plane that embraces intense rhythmic patterns and quirky experimentation. Ranging between pedal-heavy loop collages and electronic ambient explorations, they are equally at home opening for Boris (as they did in April) as they are opening for Hot Chip, which is what they're doing on their next tour that hits Pop Montreal October 1st and NYC two and three days later.
Like Boris, their catalog is incredibly varied. Their new record for The Social Registry, All The Way, is an unrelenting panorama of looped effects and mesmerizing drone at very determined pacing. The new single, "Wrong Ride" (video below), sounds like the soundtrack to a nitrous high under a radiator. I haven't stopped listening to All The Way since it dropped a couple weeks ago and I'm looking forward to their next live show.
dude in Hot Chip glow in the dark Threadless shirt +
The Faint @ Terminal 5, NYC (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* FREE SHOWS
* Ra Ra Riot @ Virgin Megastore
* Laura Cantrell @ Spiegeltent ++
* Best Friends Forever @ The Tank
* Jaguar Love & the King Left @ Southpaw
* Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Joe's Pub
* The Walkmen & The Muslims @ Bowery Ballroom
* Velvet Goldmine (Summerscreen movie) @ McCarren Pool
* "Chris Dave & Friends with Special Guest Mos Def" @ Highline Ballroom
+ You can win the pictured Hot Chip t-shirt, a $50 Threadless gift certificate and "Made in the Dark" on vinyl by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: hot chip). One winner will be picked at random and contacted (courtesy of Threadless Loves Drawing).
You can win a pair of tickets to tonight's Southpaw show by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Southpaw). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked at random and contacted ASAP. The King Left play before Jaguar Love.
Tonight's free movie at McCarren Pool is Velvet Goldmine. Next week's free movie is Rushmore. Before Rushmore there will be a set of music by the band The King Left.
++ Joining Laura Cantrell at Spiegeltent tonight will be: "Megan Hickey of Last Town Chorus, Fiona McBain of Ollabelle, New Orleans' Theresa Andersson, and the acclaimed instrumentalist and singer Jenny Scheinman. Rounding out the evening will be a special appearance by Rodney Crowell."
A video of Amanda Palmer doing video karaoke to "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", below..
DOWNLOAD: The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By (Hot Chip Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fatlip - What's Up Fatlip? (Breakbot RMX) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir- Young MC 'Know How Theme' (MP3)
RMXXOLOGY features Delicious Vinyl classics by the likes of Tone-Loc, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, The Brand New Heavies, and Born Jamericans re-imagined by artists including Peaches, Eminem, Diplo, Hot Chip, Phillipians, Ed Banger's Mr. Flash, and Bobby Evans. The singles for the album have been burning up the charts in the UK and here in the US.You can get it on Itunes. Video of the "Peaches & Tone Loc - 'Wild Thing' Remix" below...
Hot Chip @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Bao Nguyen)
In addition to the music making partnership of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Owen Clarke, Al Doyle and Felix Martin, the band will be adding a live drummer on these dates. The drummer, Leo Taylor has played with the bands Zongamin and Gramme and is sure to add another dimension to their already pulsating, propulsive, and unequivocally fun live shows.Growing will be opening both shows at Terminal 5 in October. Tickets are still on sale. All dates and openers below...
Don't forget to get your tickets for the upcoming NYC shows. 'Practice Space' video below...
Did you run into any other major problems during the booking?M.I.A. and Hot Chip are getting married? To each other? To Zach Condon?
Anthony Kiedis: For some reason, this is the summer of bands getting married. I ran into that twice. I'm very keen on M.I.A., I think she's a rocking live performer. She wanted to play, she was very into it and it seemed like a great deal and suddenly she's getting married. Same with Hot Chip. They have a real groove; they write good songs and have an interesting personality. Except for the fact that they're getting married. Undone by matrimony, but not really undone. [Rolling Stone]
The bands that ARE playing Anthony Kiedis' "New American Music Festival" (August 8 & 9 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh) are listed below....
Hot Chip @ Terminal 5 (more by Gabi Porter)
DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Over And Over (party Ben's Smell Of Repetition Remix) (MP3)
Hot Chip & crowd @ Terminal 5, NYC - April 12, 2008 (ballulah)
"Yes. Hot Chip was ridiculously good. I wasn't expecting the show to be better than at MHoW but I think it was. I haven't been too many times to Terminal 5, but is this the first band really rocking that whole place?" [Eduardo]
"WORST. VENUE. EVER." [Yvonne]
"Terminal 5 turned into its predecessor, NYC hot spot Exit last night for a fist pumping, ass shaking, foot moving good time." [Sal]
Hot Chip @ Terminal 5, NYC - April 12, 2008 (ballulah)
Xavier de Rosnay
"their DJ sets are a million times better than their actual live shows. the stuff they dropped into their set at their afterparty at studio b (post-terminal 5, not msg) was brilliant."Xavier spins an excellent blend of electro, pop, and tons of the unexpected. Take Justice's Xmas mix or their Essential Mix for BBC's Radio 1, make them a bit more electro/dance heavy and that's probably what you can expect for Saturday's set. Tickets here
And two less pricey options for Saturday:
A few months ago you couldn't read an electro blog without see Gui Boratto's 'Chromophobia' on a "favorite albums of '07" list. Unfortunately this is one I still have yet to pick up, but I have heard and read enough to know that Saturday's show should be nothing short of amazing. Not a traditional, crate-digging deejay, expect to hear a range of his own tracks and remixes delivered live with the aid of his laptop and a few controllers adding an upbeat and immediate feel, "Making the Minimum Sound Like More".
photos by Bao Nguyen
No, that's not Matthew Dear crying into his arm after discovering his hard drive was stolen at Galapagos the other night. It's a picture of him performing (with his Apple laptop and 'Big Hands' band) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (April 8, 2008). He opened for Hot Chip whose members also joined Matthew on stage for a song.....
photos by Bao Nguyen
DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip - Sexual Chocolate (MP3)
Hot Chip played a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last night (April 8, 2008). The show was a late addition to their North American tour that also includes a show at Terminal 5 in NYC this Saturday (April 12th). More pictures below.....