There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.
Fans of Hot Chip should recognize the name Alexis Taylor, Taylor serving as half of the excellent electro outfit’s vocal backbone.
“Beautiful Thing” comes from Taylor’s forthcoming record with that very name, scheduled for release in April. Brooding and contemplative, the silken glitches of “Beautiful Thing” really hit full stride with Taylor’s tinkling of the ivories, which come in about halfway through.
Artists from the cancelled Sound on Sound fest have announced Austin shows for that weekend, including Grizzly Bear, The Shins, Boris, Ariel Pink, Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, and more.
We’re really sad to hear the news that the awesome Texas festival Sound on Sound is cancelling its 2017 edition “due to several recent roadblocks outside of [their] control.” Here’s the full statement…
It’s been five years, but experimental, arty collective Gang Gang Dance are back, having played two NYC shows this past weekend. The first was a rooftop show on Friday (9/22) at Hauser & Wirth New York in Chelsea which offered lovely sunset views, though the band went on after dark…
The NY Art Book Fair is this weekend (September 22 – 24) at MoMA PS1 which features a gigantic selection of artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, BLONDES and more play the preview party on Thursday.
It has been a while since we’ve heard from Gang Gang Dance in any sort of proper way. Their last release was 2011’s Eye Contact, and the band haven’t really toured since 2012…but they’ll play Brooklyn this month.
This week’s episode focuses on The Growlers Six festival with songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Butthole Surfers, Danny Brown, Beach Fossils, The B-52s, Ariel Pink, Jonanthan Richman, Bad Brains, Beth Ditto and more.
Sound on Sound will host Druid’s Discothéque, a “full club experience” that is inspired by “1970’s nightclubbing, from the shores of Italy’s Lake Garda where the classic Cosmic Club thrived, to DJ Kool Herc’s legendary basement parties at 173 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx where Hip Hop was born.”
The 2017 edition of Sound on Sound happens November 10 – 12 at Sherwood Forest which is just outside of Austin, TX. The lineup also includes Electric Wizard, Sleep, Vince Staples, Digable Planets, Converge, and still so much more.
The “Home” video for the song was directed by Pete Fowler, whose distinctive graphic style has appeared on most Super Furry Animals releases and here animates the dreams of a club-goer who falls asleep in a cab home after a club all-nighter.
In theory I like the idea of the remix: taking someone else’s song and tweaking it the way you want it done. It’s a great means for completely redoing something, and for reinterpretation. Sometimes remixes go awry, and sometimes they’re better than the original. Remix Fix is all about the happy medium when a remix totally nails it and makes a song that much better. I’m of the mind that pretty much anything anyone in Hot Chip touches will turn to gold, but aural alchemist Joe Goddard proves me right in this particular instance with his dark electro take on ...
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard will release new solo album Electric Lines on April 21 via Greco Roman / Domino. Following “Lose Your Love,” Joe’s just released new single “Music is the Answer” that features vocals from Jess Mills (aka Slo), and a video directed by acclaimed creative collective Shynola.
“This is the music I listened to whilst walking around San Fransisco on Thanksgiving, the music I heard in my head, and also some of the tunes various people were listening to on the streets that I ‘Shazammed’.” – Alexis Taylor
The 2016 edition of M for Montreal is coming up later this month (November 16 – 19) and the full lineup has been released and includes Spencer Krug’s Moonface, Baauer, Martha Wainwright, Elephant Stone, Nobunny, The Appleseed Cast, Leif Vollebekk, Tasseomancy and more.