Posts Tagged ‘Hot Chip’

WHO: Brooklyn band MEN JD Samson, Michael O’Neil, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi

COMPARISONS: An estrogen-filled version of The Rapture and Hot Chip, describing themselves as disco house punk reggae.

WORTHY: It’s a new spin to JD Samson’s days as a Le Tigre member.

MORE: MEN will perform as part of the CMJ Showcase at Santos Party House in NYC on October 19th.


Hot Chip’s latest single, “One Life Stand”, brings an old school new wave synth sound together with the simplest, catchiest Hot Chip chorus to-date.

Local NYC Downtown “It” girl, as pegged by NY Magazine, Lissy Trullie released a video for her cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor” – a clear stand out from her ep, Self-Taught Learner.

Trullie aced the cover song – a definite on-repeat type of track and one that Hot Chip should be pretty impressed with.

Check it out.


I came across this photographer’s website and I’m both extremely jealous of his career, but also ready to become his assistant.  Where do I sign up?

Willsher has captured some of the hottest indie and mainstream acts out there – from candid moments to the more stylized settings – and I’m pretty floored.  He’s done editorial work for NME, Spin, and Nylon, and is inspired by the UK rock scene (including David Bowie).  He’s got a very creative eye and will likely make any audiophile envious of the scenes he’s captured.

Check out the brilliance over at his site:

See some photos below:

The Arctic Monkeys


The Black Kids


Courtney Love




Hot Chip


The Killers




Paulo Nutini


Noah and the Whale


Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn welcomed Lissy Trullie to jump on the small stage in their downstairs bar, packing the room for a quick 35-minute show.  The setlist covered the tracks featured in her new EP, Self-taught Learner – and included Hot Chip’s cover of “Ready for the Floor” – a definite standout during her April 9th gig.

Trullie carries that New York underground-rock sound perfectly, almost making her style and vocals feel like you’re witnessing a new Chrissie Hynde erupt naturally.  On “Boy Boy”, her baritone voice seeps through a pop-infused punk track that could have easily been inspired by New Order’s “Age of Consent” (also known as that awesome track used in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette trailer).

Just as mesmerizing as the tracks and her comfort on stage was her undeniable hotness – without the effort.  Her androgynous look is softer in person vs magazine shots – European model looks (although she’s 100% American) with a cut-to-the-chase tude.  No comedic banter between songs, just the straight up punk-rock performance.

New York Magazine got it right – she is the epitome of “downtown cool” and her show was an excellent showcase, on a smaller level, of great things to come.



Lissy Trullie, by way of New York City, masters one of Hot Chip’s hottest tracks (and one of the most covered ones), “Ready for the Floor”.  She manages to make Duffy’s ballad cover from ’08 pale in comparison.

Not to be overlooked:  Check out her myspace page, listen to “Self Taught Learner” and “Boy Boy”, and catch her April 9th @ Union Hall in Brooklyn.

Get “Ready for the Floor” here.