As if I needed another reason to rave about Hot Chip, I ran across two new tracks of theirs just a few minutes ago. Both tracks are apparently from a limited EP that was given to the first 200 people to arrive at a recent London gig. Thanks to the intarwebs, however, a lot more than 200 people are going to hear these tracks, and thank God for that. Not to play favorites, but you really, really need to hear “So Deep”, the EP opener. “So Deep” is Hot Chip at their best, a steamy, creepy slice of killer electro-funk. No word on whether or not these tracks will appear on the duo’s upcoming Made In The Dark, but we can always hope, right?
[From the Normal EP, which you're probably not going to get a hold of]
On a totally unrelated note, you can stream Ghost’s new album, The Big Doe Rehab in it’s entirety right here.
It’s already September, and we still don’t have an ’07 hip-hop album to match last year’s Fishscale. But with lyrics like this, how could we?
Since I feel a rant coming on, I’ll give you a little break before it comes. So, welcome to the first remix roundup, where I bring together remixes from popular artists. Ideally, I should be able to do this every Monday, but you never can tell. I don’t have much to say about these remixes, except that if you can recognize ‘North American Scum’, you’re a better person than I am.
LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum (Kris Menace Remix).mp3 (Remove upon request)
The Killers, in yet another dumb move, have turned down a collaboration with Ghostface Killah. Ghostface said he wanted to combine his vocals with the Killers music, but the Killers declined his offer.
How does this bit of news strike me? As a very, very stupid move on the Killers part. Right now, Ghostface Killah is a goldmine and a critics baby. He can do very little wrong right now. After the fiasco that was Sam’s Town, the Killers could use any positive publicity they can muster, and a collaboration with Ghostface Killah definitely would have counted as positive. The Killers might as well go live in a cave and help Flowers groom his mustache garden now, ’cause it’ll be damn near impossible to recover from all that 2006 threw at them.
What, the giant album covers didn’t distract you enough from the fact that I only did a top five list? Well, how about these rare Yeah Yeah Yeah’s songs, including an oh so sweet Bjork cover? Yeah, I thought so.
Still not enough? Okay, fine, I promise I’ll post a bit tomorrow on More Fish, Ghostface Killah’s new album.