If you had any doubt left in you that 2012 broke fringe electronic instrumentation through to the mainstream then all you had to do was be present at last night’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs show at LA’s Fonda Theater last night. Marked, in no small amount, by the fact that he was preceded by DJ’s as opening acts, the TEED one man effort chugged through a set that had all eyes on the stage and all ears at involuntary auditory surrender. The light show was brilliant, and his stage outfit inexplicably quizzical, but its Orlando Higginbottom‘s natural talent for understanding drums and percussion that made it so irresistible to dance, jump, and lose your inhibitions enough to notice you might be falling in love with that cute person next to …
It’s no secret that one YACHT and Hot Chip are a few of the bands that we have readily supported at URB. It just so happens that our two resident faces on the street, the bow-tied bandit @phil_enn and his writer-in-crime @nsnowhite are ready to give away a pair of tickets!
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Hot Chip remixes are rarely as good as the originals, but we’ll give it to Four Tet serious props for turning the UK five-piece’s melancholy single, “Look At Where We Are,” into an epic extended workout. The first three minutes sound like “In The Air Tonight” re-imagined, before the kick drum comes in starts a tech-house groove that shifts shape freely for the remaining four minutes of sultry dance floor energy.
It seems as though the annual Coachella festival will be staying put in it’s home in Indio for now, but that doesn’t mean the Empire Polo Field is the only place to catch some of that Coachella magic. Organizers Goldenvoice have announced SS Coachella, a pair of multi-day cruises taking place this December that will feature line-ups including headliners Pulp, along with Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy (DJ Set), Simian Mobile Disco over a dozen more acts performing on the cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 21st, starting at $750 per person (not including travel cost). Check the full SS Coachella line-up after the jump.
New Build, the collaboration between LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and Hot Chip‘s Al Doyle and Felix Martin have announced a pending full-length release and tour this spring. The album, entitled Yesterday Was Lived & Lost, is described as a dance record, with ”the eccentricities of artists such as the Human League, Peter Gabriel, Robert Wyatt, Chris & Cosey, Cabaret Voltaire and Eno.” It will show itself on Mar. 5 via Lanark Records. The group will hit the road as an eight-piece unit—we hope with Nancy Wang and Tyler Pope—this spring.
The group released their second, “Do You Feel Loved,” last month, with remixes from Dominik Eulberg and Juju & Jordash. You can hear all three versions and peep the tracklist after the jump. …MORE