by Andrew Sacher

Hot Chip at Highline Ballroom in 2010 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Hot Chip

As you may be aware, Hot Chip's new album, In Our Heads is out today. If you've yet to hear it you can stream it on NPR or Spotify or buy it in a variety of formats. Album opener, "Motion Sickness" is one of the band's best pop moments so far (up there with "Boy From School" and "I Feel Better"). Other standouts include the galloping beatwork of "These Chains" and the slow romantic sounding "Look At Where We Are," and though it's a bit on the long side, the whole album is really great.

As mentioned, Hot Chip will be touring this summer and coming to NYC for a show at Prospect Park on July 18 with Gang Gang Dance. Tickets for that show are still available, and the band have just added a smaller NYC show to happen two days later at Terminal 5 on July 20 with Chromatics. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/15) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/13) at noon.

Chromatics also have another NYC show around that time at Dekalb Market on 7/22.

Two videos from In Our Heads are below, along with a list of updated dates...


Hot Chip - "Flutes"

Hot Chip - "Night & Day"

Hot Chip -- 2012 Tour Dates
13/06/2012 Heaven, London
15/06/2012 Lovebox Festival, London
16/06/2012 Sonar, Barcelona
24/06/2012 Yebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo
26/06/2012 Avalon, Singapore
02/07/2012 Magnolia, Milan
05/07/2012 Super Rock, Meco
06/07/2012 Chateau de Beauregard, Herouville St-Clair Normandy
07/07/2012 La Cite De La Musique , Paris
13/07/2012 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
14/07/2012 Union Park, Chicago IL *
15/07/2012 Sound Academy, Toronto
17/07/2012 House of Blues, Boston MA *
18/07/2012 Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY ^
20/07/2012 Terminal 5 New York, NY *
21/07/2012 Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA *
22/07/2012 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD
27/07/2012 Camp Bestival, East Lulworth Dorset
09/08/2012 Way Out West, Gothenberg
10/08/2012 Dockville Festival, Hamburg
11/08/2012 SonneMondSterne, Saalburg
16/08/2012 Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt
18/08/2012 Frequency Festival, St Polten
24/08/2012 Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice Poland
26/08/2012 Zurich Openair, Zurich
02/09/2012 Electric Picnic, Stradbally Co Laois
06/09/2012 Bestival, Isle of Wight
09/09/2012 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood California
11/09/2012 Fox Theatre, Oakland CAlifornia
13/09/2012 Crystal Ballroom, Portland Or
14/09/2012 Paramount Theatre, Seattle
15/09/2012 Commodore Theatre, Vancouver BC
20/09/2012 - 21/09/2012
Piramide de Cholula, Puebla
21/09/2012 Foro Alterno, Guadalajara
22/09/2012 Pepsi Centre, Mexico City
* - w/ Chromatics
^ - w/ Gang Gang Dance

Chromatics -- 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 28 Double JJ Resort Rothbury, MI
Jun 29 Electric Forest 2012 Rothbury, MI
Jun 30 Electric Forest Festival Rothbury, MI
Jul 01 Electric Forest 2012 Rothbury, MI
Jul 13 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN *
Jul 14 Union Park Chicago, IL *
Jul 17 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA *
Jul 19 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Jul 21 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA *
Jul 22 Dekalb Market Brooklyn, NY
Jul 27 Mohawk Austin, TX
Jul 28 Granada Theater Dallas, TX

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