12 Best Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Mount Eerie, Father John Misty, Twin Shadow, Mark Kozelek, Alexis Taylor, Wye Oak, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2018

It was a crazy good week for new songs. So much so that we could only narrow down this week's Songs of the Week to 12 tracks, as opposed to our normal 10. Speedy Ortiz almost made the list with "Lucky 88," the first single off their newly announced new album Twerp Verse, but then it would've been 13 songs and we gave into superstition.  More

Feb 20, 2018

Hot Chip founding member/lead vocalist Alexis Taylor has announced a new solo album, Beautiful Thing, and shared a video for its title track. Beautiful Thing is due out April 20 via Domino. Check out the "Beautiful Thing" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

May 23, 2014

On June 9 Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor will release his new solo album Await Barbarians. More

Apr 02, 2014

On June 9 Alexis Taylor will release a solo album called Await Barbarians. More

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor Announces Solo EP

Titled Nayim From The Halfway Line

Dec 05, 2012

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor has made a surprise announcement this morning with word that he will release a new solo EP. More


Listen With(out) Piano

Listen With(out) Piano

Moshi Moshi

May 10, 2017

Alexis Taylor is best known as a member of Hot Chip, but the British musician has also released solo albums, and he's now released the same solo album twice.  More



Moshi Moshi

Jul 26, 2016

Given how wonderfully dense and complex his best-known work with Hot Chip is, it is always surprising how relatively straightforward Alexis Taylor's work is when he goes it alone.  More

Await Barbarians

Await Barbarians


Jun 27, 2014

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor's second solo release is a record for sleepless nights, an introspective wandering that shoots off incoherent musings at nobody in particular. It's spacey and big, but delicately intimate. Everything sounds so close, while leaving room to breathe. More