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First Listen: Hot Chip And 'In Our Heads'


The quirky dynamic that defines Hot Chip has served the UK quintet well, but perhaps never as fully — or confidently —  as it does on the band's outstanding fifth album, In Our Heads.  The record drops June 12 on Domino Records (June 11 in the UK/EU), but preview it now courtesy of TAS sister station WFUV and NPR Music.

Jacob Ganz of NPR, who believes that In Our Heads is the most "expansive, universal album" that the band has done, also writes: "Hot Chip's version of dance music, though, is not about tension and release, but the twinned joy and melancholy of being held tight by something you love, whether a perfect dance song or another person. "