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Friday Night’s Alright for Dancing

July 19th, 2012


Hot Chip burst onto the scene in 2000 with the release of the EP Mexico and its beats, acoustic guitar, piano and haunting vocals. Electronic-dance music wasn’t as big then as it is now, but the seven-piece dance-punk band out of London kept at it, touring, playing big shows at festivals and putting out more albums filled with dance music, R&B, folk and hip-hop—including their fifth, last month’s acclaimed In Our Heads, which Time Out New York calls “clever and dance-floor-ready.” With the new disc comes a new tour, and after playing the Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn last night, Hot Chip (above, doing “Night and Day” for Later … with Jools Holland) plays Terminal 5 tomorrow night. And if you want to go, act fast because tickets won’t last.