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One Life Stand, Hot Chip

Hot Chip

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
London, England

Genre:
Electronic

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Hot Chip

Biography

Hailing from London, Hot Chip entered the picture with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was issued by Victory Garden Records, a label owned and operated by members of London's resident lo-fi psychedelic rock institution Southall Riot. The Mexico EP was a hypnotic wash of subtle — nearly subliminal — pulse-like techno beats, acoustic guitars, and plinky pianos, but the vocals were the true star of the show (no small feat in a musical climate overrun with disaffected Lou Reed-esque mumblers and bland Eddie Vedder impersonators). The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a fine study in contrast. Taylor offers dreamy, effortless falsettos that cut to the heart of the beauty of performers like Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake (minus any of the pretentiousness of Radiohead or even Coldplay, or the bland vocal acrobatics of Remy Zero). Meanwhile, scattered throughout the record (and in the occasional duet), Goddard offers a tone that sounds a bit more world-weary and at times almost gruff in comparison to Taylor, calling to mind Damon Albarn's cool monotone tendencies. . Hailing from London, Hot Chip entered the picture with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was issued by Victory Garden Records, a label owned and operated by members of London's resident lo-fi psychedelic rock institution Southall Riot. The Mexico EP was a hypnotic wash of subtle — nearly subliminal — pulse-like techno beats, acoustic guitars, and plinky pianos, but the vocals were the true star of the show (no small feat in a musical climate overrun with disaffected Lou Reed-esque mumblers and bland Eddie Vedder impersonators). The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a fine study in contrast. Taylor offers dreamy, effortless falsettos that cut to the heart of the beauty of performers like Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake (minus any of the pretentiousness of Radiohead or even Coldplay, or the bland vocal acrobatics of Remy Zero). Meanwhile, scattered throughout the record (and in the occasional duet), Goddard offers a tone that sounds a bit more world-weary and at times almost gruff in comparison to Taylor, calling to mind Damon Albarn's cool monotone tendencies.

Self-released by Hot Chip in 2002, Sanfrandisco E-Pee showed the band dabbling in more playful sounds, from the beatbox dubbing of the title track to the closing notes of "Fanta," in which Taylor pleads with the listener to "make sounds of the summer." There are moments of gorgeous melancholy as well, but on the whole, the album feels a bit more hopeful than Mexico did. The group signed to revered N.Y.C. record label DFA in 2005 and released the Over and Over EP, as well as the excellent 2006 full-length The Warning. Hot Chip kept busy in 2007 by supporting The Warning with singles and consistent touring, and released a DJ-Kicks mix album. Late that year, the single "Ready for the Floor" heralded the arrival of Made in the Dark, which featured some of the band's most focused grooves and poppiest melodies to date. The mellower One Life Stand followed in 2010, along with a remix collection later that year. Hot Chip left DFA for Domino, which released the more uptempo, experimental In Our Heads in 2012. ~ Karen E. Graves, Rovi

Top Albums

One Life Stand, Hot Chip
1. One Life Sta..
In Our Heads, Hot Chip
2. In Our Heads
Dark and Stormy - EP, Hot Chip
3. Dark and Sto..
The Warning, Hot Chip
4. The Warning
Made In the Dark, Hot Chip
5. Made In the ..
Darko (Booka Shade Meets Hot Chip Mixes) - EP, Hot Chip
6. Darko (Booka..
Coming On Strong, Hot Chip
7. Coming On St..
Boy from School, Hot Chip
8. Boy from Sch..
DJ-Kicks, Hot Chip
9. DJ-Kicks
The U.S. Sessions - EP, Hot Chip
10. The U.S. Ses..
How Do You Do? (Remixes) - EP, Hot Chip
11. How Do You D..
I Feel Better (Florian Meindl Remixes), Hot Chip
12. I Feel Bette..
Ready for the Floor - EP, Hot Chip
13. Ready for th..
Darko - EP (Booka Shade Meets Hot Chip Mixes), Hot Chip
14. Darko - EP (..
Made In the Dark (Deluxe Version), Hot Chip
15. Made In the ..
One Pure Thought - EP, Hot Chip
16. One Pure Tho..
Over and Over, Hot Chip
17. Over and Ove..
Boy from School (The B-Sides) - EP, Hot Chip
18. Boy from Sch..
Ready for the Floor - Single, Hot Chip
19. Ready for th..
We Have Remixes - EP, Hot Chip
20. We Have Remi..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
FlutesIn Our Heads7:04$0.99
2.
Over and OverWarning5:47$1.29
3.
Night and DayIn Our Heads4:28$0.99
4.
Look At Where We AreIn Our Heads3:58$0.99
5.
Motion SicknessIn Our Heads5:20$0.99
6.
Boy From SchoolWarning5:19$1.29
7.
Ready for the FloorReady for the Floor - EP3:51$1.29
8.
One Life StandOne Life Stand5:21$1.29
9.
One Life StandOne Life Stand5:21$1.29
10.
I Feel BetterOne Life Stand4:40$1.29
11.
WarningWarning4:51$1.29
12.
Dark and StormyDark and Stormy - EP4:55$0.99
13.
Let Me Be HimIn Our Heads7:42$0.99
14.
Take It InOne Life Stand4:09$1.29
15.
I Feel BetterOne Life Stand4:40$1.29
16.
Thieves In the NightOne Life Stand6:08$1.29
17.
TransmissionWar Child - Heroes, Vol. 14:56$1.29
18.
In the Privacy of Our LoveMade In the Dark2:53$1.29
19.
Whistle for WillMade In the Dark2:24$1.29
20.
Don't DanceMade In the Dark4:41$1.29
21.
WrestlersMade In the Dark3:46$1.29
22.
Hold OnMade In the Dark6:24$1.29
23.
One Pure ThoughtMade In the Dark4:57$1.29
24.
Made In the DarkMade In the Dark3:00$1.29
25.
Touch Too MuchMade In the Dark4:07$1.29

Top Music Videos

Night & Day, Hot Chip
1. Night & D...
Ready for the Floor, Hot Chip
2. Ready for the...
I Feel Better, Hot Chip
3. I Feel Better
I Feel Better, Hot Chip
4. I Feel Better
Over and Over, Hot Chip
5. Over and Over
Over And Over, Hot Chip
6. Over And Over
One Life Stand, Hot Chip
7. One Life Stan...
Arrest Yourself, Hot Chip
8. Arrest Yourse...
Boy From School, Hot Chip
9. Boy From Scho...
One Life Stand, Hot Chip
10. One Life Stan...
West Coast Tour - Documentary, Hot Chip
11. West Coast To...
Wrestlers, Hot Chip
12. Wrestlers
West Coast Tour Documentary, Hot Chip
13. West Coast To...
One Pure Thought, Hot Chip
14. One Pure Thou...
Boy from School, Hot Chip
15. Boy from Scho...
Arrest Yourself, Hot Chip
16. Arrest Yourse...
Colours, Hot Chip
17. Colours


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