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Hot Chip / Freakout/Release LP Standard Black Vinyl
Hot Chip / Freakout/Release LP Standard Black Vinyl
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Hot Chip / Freakout/Release LP Standard Black Vinyl

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Hot Chip 'Freakout/Release' LP Standard Black Vinyl

Freakout/Release is another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that’s seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group—a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead.

Freakout/Release was written and recorded in the band’s newly minted Relax & Enjoy studio in East London, helping them establish the album’s lively, full-band sound. Harnessing Hot Chip’s irreplicable live energy in a studio space was in the front of the band’s mind, as they found themselves particularly inspired by their cover of Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” that’s become a setlist staple.

The five piece – comprised of Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin (not pictured) and Alexis Taylor – also share the first cut from the record, the album’s vibrant and expansive opening track “Down”.

Tracklisting:

Side A

  1. Down
  2. Eleanor
  3. Freakout/Release

Side B

  1. Broken
  2. Not Alone
  3. Hard To Be Funky feat. Lou Hayter

Side C

  1. Time
  2. Miss The Bliss
  3. The Evil That Men Do feat. Cadence Weapon

Side D

  1. Guilty
  2. Out Of My Depth
  3. The Most Painful Game (Bonus Track)