Hot Chip are excited to share theirPeter Serafinowicz video for Night And Day, the first single from their forthcoming fifth LP, In Our Heads (June 11th). The video features appearances from Terence Stamp, Reggie Watts, Lara Stone and of course Hot Chip.
‘Many animals were harmed during the making of this video. Regrettably, none of them made the final edit’ – Peter Serafinowicz
Recorded in London and produced by the band with Mark Ralph, In Our Headsis Hot Chip's first LP for Domino. In Our Heads will be available on 11th June (in the UK). Night And Day, released on June 4th, is a piece of classic Hot Chip weird-ass superfunk disco, driven by a menacing yet supremely danceable rubberized bassline. The single is available with a remixes from The2 Bears featuring Trim as well as an exclusive b-side track entitled Jelly Babies. The band can also announce that they have invited The 2 Bears, Peter Um and Factory Floor as special guests on their forthcoming June UK tour. The London Heaven show on June 13th is now sold out.
Paracosm was recorded by Ernest Greene with returning producer Ben Allen in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. Exploring the album’s namesake phenomenon where people create detailed imaginary worlds, the concept has been used to describe fantasy lands like Tolkien’s Middle Earth and C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. The idea of escaping is the main thrust behind the music, which finds Greene distancing himself from the modes and methods that informed Washed Out’s previous recordings. No, he hasn’t thrown away his computer or synths, but Greene made a conscious decision to expand his sonic palette, which resulted in the employment of more than 50 different instruments, the most significant of which turned out to be old keyboards like the Mellotron, Chamberlin, Novatron, and Optigan.
Between The Wallscaptures the sound of a band 'playing'together, in both senses of the word - experimenting and trying things, being playful, as much as being a group performing as a unit together. Between The Walls is the sound of people pushing towards and pulling against one another simultaneously. It is the sound of buzzing amplifiers, sudden musical non-sequiturs, loud blasts of straight synth lines cutting through melody and structure. And it is also the sound of beautiful and odd electronic textures and brilliantly defined and deliberate drums, underpinning fragile but deliberate performances of sad songs and country ballads.
As founder and half of the songwriting engine that drove the mighty Hüsker Dü, to his maverick solo work, Grant Hart has cut a singular path across the last three decades of music. It is with great confidence that we say he has made an album to rival his greatest achievements. A double album based on John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' - to show both the light and the dark of the album in its initial introduction, so we are offering two tracks for preview via Soundcloud: 1)'Is The Sky the Limit?' is a melancholy song of the aftermath of rejection built upon the eerie and lonely sound of Sputnik 1; and 2) 'Letting Me Out' follows in all its propulsive Buddy Holly glory as the Artist formerly known as Lucifer offers up his cunning business proposition to populate the netherworld.
The release will be supported by extensive touring with his band, Grant Hart and The Burn/Burning, with plans for a more conceptual presentation. [PLAY]
Game features the songs: 'Wounder' / 'Loner' & 'Spaceape (Feat. Spaceape) by Burial
Cloud Chamber orchestrates 'found footage' across a variety of media. Players navigate, collaborate and interact in order to access found media (films, diaries, documents, etc) – they are detectives discovering what actually happened. The experience can be described as 'a single site Altered Reality Game'. It is fiction for the Facebook generation - part social network, part filmed mystery and part game.
The tone mixes psychological thriller elements with supernatural horror and real space science to draw players into a dark mystery. As players explore the story, the mysteries of the human psyche and the heartless voids and immensities of outer space become one.
Directed and produced by Tim Main. Petite Noir aka Yannick Ilunga is to release Noirse, the first single since the breakthrough Disappear. It's a glistening noir-wave production of tropical marimba and shuffling grooves from his Congolese and Angolan origins. It rises from graceful beginnings to a rousing, insatiable crescendo. The single features sterling remixes from Deptford Goth, NUGUZUNUGUZU and Pional.
Petite Noir will be performing across the summer, kicking off with an enviable support slot for Solangein NY for which he was personally invited. More dates are still to come.
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