Looks like London's favorite casio quintet Hot Chip is back on the road starting next month, supporting The Warning, their sophomore album recorded at home, distinctly different from 2004's Coming On Strong, and rooted in infectious 2-step rhythms that should translate nicely to the live setting. You'll be sorry to miss one of these exciting live sets.
The Warning is out now on DFA/Astralwerks.
Reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry's Panic In Babylon album debuted at #13 on the charts, and after a sold out gig at CBGB's he heads West for a long-awaited tour supporting the new release. The so-called "Father of Dub" further broadened his musical arsenal this time around by collaborating with TV On The Radio and DJ Spooky for select tracks, as well as continuing to push his brand of hip-swinging psychotropic reggae into the future.
If the name doesn't immediately spring to mind, go back to the 2003 Grammy awards, where Clinic's Walking With Thee was a nominee for Best Alternative Album, and you should recall the Liverpool-based four-piece. The band is back this year with their fourth longplayer, Visitations, an album recorded entirely at home in their Liverpool-based studio, where the band claims to have found more musical freedom.
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