By Mandi Kimes
Hot Chip have released a video for their new single "Started Right," taken from the band's critically applauded new album, Why Make Sense? The new video, directed by Rollo Joackson, finds the song's deliciously warped funk brought to life through its spiritual calling - karaoke - as Alexis Taylor's tender-hearted lyrics find a new spotlight through the video's colorful visuals.
Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique.
Following a sold out UK and European tour, the band are currently wrapping up their North American dates, which included two sold out night at New York's Webster Hall where the band were joined by David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang, and Sinkane for a dance party closing medley of Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" and LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends." The band played Los Angeles' famed Greek Theatre last week, as well as visited KCRW for a Morning Becomes Eclectic session the same day.
On top of the band's live dates, front man Alexis Taylor has also announced his only solo show of the year playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the David Byrne's Meltdown Festival on August 24th as a co-headline with the great Alabama artist Lonnie Holley. Taylor will also be performing as part of the William Ohyeabor "Atomic Bomb" live show at Meltdown on August 20th.