New Reels: “Huarache Lights” by Hot Chip

When we were writing our 00’s Decades playlist, released just a few days ago, there was one track that had we here at MVD bubbling about how great it still sounded, how insanely catchy and addictive it still was. That track was ‘Over & Over’, and in 2006 (yes it was that long ago!) it was pretty much the buzz track of the whole year and along with the accompanying album The Warning helped propel Hot Chip in to the mainstream. And whilst their more recent singles haven’t bothered the charts much they still garner plenty of critical acclaim for both their albums and particularly for their bouyant live shows.

And so it is that they are back with a new album which will be called Why Make Sense? and will hit the streets on May 18th. Ahead of that they have just released this single which will also be the opening track on the new album, which is accompanied by a rather nifty one-take video featuring a rather trippy light installation. Like so much of the band’s best stuff the whole thing gets inside your head pretty quickly and stays there. They are, of course, hitting the festival circuit this summer as well as touring extensively elsewhere with a host of American dates already announced for May and June. Hot Chip get nothing but a big thumbs up from us and we await the new album with plenty of interest.

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