Alexis' latest album, Beautiful Thing—released back in April on Domino—presented a collection of hazy, strange, and, at times, dark electronic ballads full of heartfelt songwriting. The record was the first solo album Alexis had made with a producer, with the Hot Chip frontman enlisting Tim Goldsworthy, co-founder of Mo Wax and DFA Recordings, to produce it.
With the album now on the shelves, and following a recent set at London's All Points East festival, Alexis has announced a US album tour set to kick off this week, which find Alexis accompanied by Susumu Mukai (aka Zongamin) on bass and Leo Taylor (The Invisible, Floating Points) on drums.
Alongside the tour announcement, Alexis has also shared a remix of the album's title track by Matias Aguayo, which finds the Cómeme label head in wild, unhinged form, as Alexis explains:
“I first came across Matias as he was performing an amazingly funky, wonky and wild percussive live set in Calvi, Corsica many years back. I then became a fan of much on his Cómeme label. It is a real privilege to hear his very raw and impassioned new take on ‘Beautiful Thing’ featuring his own vocals, revised lyrics, and grinding, pulsating grooves. So much more than a remix!”
You can stream the remix below, along with Alexis' tour dates.
Due to temporary issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can stream the remix here.
June 8 – Troubador, Los Angeles w/ support Annie Hart (of Au Revoir Simone)
June 9 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco w/ support Annie Hart
June 11 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland w/ support Annie Hart
June 12 – Barboza, Seattle w/ support Annie Hart
June 14 – Empty Bottle, Chicago w/ support Annie Hart
June 15 – The Loving Touch, Ferndale w/ support Annie Hart
June 16 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto w/ support Annie Hart
June 18 – Elsewhere, Brooklyn w/ support Moon Diagrams (Moses of Deerhunter)
June 19 – Johnny Brenda’s. Philadelphia w/ support Moon Diagrams
June 20 – U Street Music Hall, Washington w/ support Moon Diagrams
July 20 – Bluedot festival, Macclesfield
September 1 – Electric Picnic, Ireland
September 8-9 – Festival No 6, Portmeirion
September 8-9 – Lollapalooza, Berlin
September 18 – Badaboum, Paris
September 19 – Artheater, Cologne
September 20 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam