Tomorrow I will be seeing Hot Chip in concert for the (checking my Live Music records) seventh time. It’s safe to say that they are one of my favorite bands. In Our Hands, their fifth album, came out a couple months ago, and like the four preceding it, it’s solid as a rock. What other electro-pop band do you know that completely embraces the idea of being earnest?
“These chains you bound around my heart / complete me / baby / I would not be free” -These Chains
“And oh-oh / my heart has flown to you just like a dove / it can fly / it can fly” -Take It In
“I only wanna be your one life stand / Tell me do you stand by your whole man?” -One Life Stand