Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor to Release New Solo Album in June
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:46:42
Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor will release his second solo album and first for Domino Records, titled Await Barbarians, on June 10.
There is a special intimacy to the lyrics of Alexis Taylor's Await Barbarians, a simplicity and candor in his expression of emotion, though the moments of honesty are matched with a sense of humor, playfulness and fun.
Playing and recording all the instruments himself apart from strings, Taylor also presents a more reflective side of his writing and singing, which comes into focus in a more confident and defined manner than before.
Want to hear it for yourself? Check out the track "Elvis Has Left the Building."
Await Barbarians Track Listing:
From the Halfway Line
Without a Crutch (2)
Dolly and Porter
Closer to the Elderly
Elvis Has Left the Building
Where Would I Be?
Am I Not A Soldier?
Without A Crutch (1)
He is also touring as part of the William Onyeabor Tribute/Revue alongside David Byrne, Money Mark and others performing the songs of Mr. Onyeabor. It's spring – go see a show.
Here's Hot Chip remixing William Onyeabor for a special Record Store Day release:
William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb Tour Dates:
May 2 New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
May 3 New York, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
May 6 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
May 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Alexis Taylor Tour Dates:
Fri 23/05/14: Hay on Wye – The Globe
Sun 25/05/14: London – The Ace Hotel – SOLD OUT
Sat 31/05/14: Glasgow – The Wee Chill
Thur 12/06/14: London – The Vortex
Wed 18/06/14: Leeds – The Brudenell
Thu 19.06/14: Manchester – Band On The Wall
Fri 20/06/14: London – Roundhouse Studio
Fri 18/07/14: Eigg – Howlin’ Fling – SOLD OUT
Fri 29/08/14: Shaftsbury – End Of The Road Festival
Sat 06/09/14: Portmeirion – Festival Number 6
For more tour info, visit hotchip.co.uk.
Will you check out Await Barbarians?