Release Date: Nov 29, 2005
Record label: Astralwerks / Moshi Moshi
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
On Coming on Strong, Hot Chip access the same wry, purposely casual sound that permeated the Beta Band's early material. Frail keyboard melodies play out over amateurish drum programming, with their lyrics a mix of winking boasts and the afterimages from a thousand stoned listens to old Stevie Wonder and Prince records. The sound works on "Keep Fallin'," "Beach Party," and -- shocker -- "Down with Prince" (a song made to do the robot to if there ever was one).