Tuesday, February 2, 2010
2010 is off to a strong start with the release of Hot Chip's One Life Stand. On the fantastic title track little Alexis Taylor sounds like the sweetest boy in school.
Hot Chip amazes. They balance a retro sound with modern elements in a natural way, have melodies that sound emotionally honest, and everything's effortlessly arranged. The Warning's "Look After Me" is a beautiful 21st Century version of Hall and Oates' classic "One on One".
Missing the sadly defunct Beta Band is a little easier because Hot Chip is in the world.
UK heroes The Vinyl Factory has an insane deluxe edition that will be dancing in my dreams.