Listen: Hot Chip - 'Flutes'
In Our Heads, the forthcoming album from beautiful electronic artisans Hot Chip (head here for full track-listings), will drop on June 11th via Domino, just in time for us to learn every warm synth, every heavenly a cappella and every sumptuous breakdown for festival season.
The follow-up to 2010′s breakthrough album “One Life Stand” is produced by Hot Chip themselves with Mark Ralph; Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard and co describe it as "bursting with dynamic floor fillers, euphoric earworms and verbose synth-fuelled love songs". Lovely words.
A new track, 'Flutes', was posted online today; the quality of the recording is pretty awful (unless Hot Chip have done a massive career u-turn, and traversed across some dramatic, suicidal lo-fi plains) - and the video may well make you sick. But it's a glimpse all the same, and the first single to be released from the album does sound promising.
For a better quality version, you'll have to wait until tonight where the Annie Mac-sitting-in-for-Zane Lowe Show on Radio 1 will be premiering it.
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Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes John Jehn, Hot Chip, Animal Collective & Teenage Fanclub. MP3: John Jehn - Vampire (Silent Sounds Sylco Remix) http://www.myspace.com/johnjehn MP3: Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division) http://www.myspace.com/hotchip MP3: Animal Collective - In The Flowers (Live) http://www.myspace.com/animalcollective MP3: Teenage Fanclub - Baby Lee http://www.teenagefanclub.com/ [read more]
About Group, the super-group of Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Monkey Puzzle Trio, Clear Frame), John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized) and Pat Thomas (has played with Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Jimmy Carl Black & more), will be releasing the first single from their forthcoming second album through Domino on March 14th, The single is a re-working of the famous Terry Riley track, 'You're No Good'. The single is backed with an exclusive... (continued) [read more]