Hot Jam of the Day (03.15.12): Hot Chip, “Flutes”

Hot Chip
In Our Heads (Domino)

At their best, Hot Chip tracks always feel like a warm blanket. Their last LP, 2010’s sumptuous One Life Stand, was chock full of warm, languid mid-tempo dancefloor cuts (title track, “We Have Love”) and lush, emotive slow jams (the disc’s standout “Alley Cats,” “I Feel Better”). If this track is anything to go by, their fifth full-length (due out June 12) will be no exception. The 80’s influence is turned up to 11 here — just listen to that snare — and “Flutes” gradually drifts to a characteristically gentle crescendo. Like the Beach House track from yesterday, it feels like a fresh take on a familiar sound. Nice.

Also, if you missed it, check out my interview with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Joe Goddard.

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2 Responses to Hot Jam of the Day (03.15.12): Hot Chip, “Flutes”

  1. Thunderpigeon
  2. wrhxzb

    Hot chip kills.

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