Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor Releases New Solo Album
Published Oct 16, 2008Despite a whirlwind year, Hot Chips Alexis Taylor has somehow found the time for a little solo action on the sly. Minus his usual mates, the glasses-sporting Taylor has dropped a new 15-track album of instrumentals dubbed Rubbed Out, a record "exclusively tailored in places, planes, hotel rooms and at home.
Taylors record is available right now yes, now over at Treader, the UK-based label run by Springheel Jack's John Coxon and Ashley Wales. Previously the label has issued a series of low-key and often experimental releases by the likes of J. Spaceman, Matthew Shipp and Evan Parker.
"I just made it, there wasn't any thinking behind it really. It doesn't mean anything in terms of what's happening with Hot Chip," Taylor told NME. "I thought, instead of burying it, it would be better to just release it. We've got a whole load of material that doesn't make sense as Hot Chip music. It's a very personal record."
In related Taylor news, hes still out with Hot Chip doing the never-ending tour thing (with no dates currently scheduled in Canada) and reportedly working on the bands Made in the Dark follow-up. And of course, Hot Chip are still remixing the hell out of whatever tracks get thrown their way, even if that involves working with Peter Gabriel.
Heres the tracklisting for Alexis Taylors Rubbed Out
2. "Plastic Man
3. "Coming Up
6. "I Thought This Was Ours
7. "I'm Not a Robber
8. "Collector's Item
9. "What Good Is Love?
10. "Musical Food
11. "O Lord
12. "I Love My Home
13. "I'm Juan
15. "The Big Drums of Chwodes
Hot Chip "Ready for the Floor