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Holy Fuck Share New Song Featuring Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip – “Luxe”

New Single Out Now via AWAL

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Toronto’s Holy Fuck have shared a new song, “Luxe,” that features the guest vocals of Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. Right now it’s a standalone single on AWAL. Taylor recorded his vocals at Jack White’s Third Man Studio in Nashville on White’s “extremely rare” 1947 Voice-O-Graph. Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates (many of which are opening for Hot Chip).

Holy Fuck is Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt McQuaid, and Matt Schultz. The band had this to say about the song in a press release:

“Among more literal translations, ‘Luxe’ is the short form of Luxembourg - the city in which the nexus of the song was created. On this particular night, during soundcheck, we had a pulsing minimal synth loop we’d been tinkering around with. (We were listening to lots of TRAX Records stuff on that tour.) We decided that if the crowd demanded an encore we’d go for it. ‘Luxe’ was the result. Or - as it was then called on the live recorded MP3 - ‘Luxembourg Encore’. Once home from tour we took all the live demos back to the drawing board. We shared everything with our friend Kieran Hedben aka Four Tet. His always-intuitive advice was that he heard a great club track in his ‘very favorite thing here’: ‘Luxembourg Encore.’

“The next moment of discovery came when Graham suggested the band scrap Brian’s vocals and give it to Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. When we presented Alexis with the concept our reference notes to him, based around Brian’s temporary vocals, were ‘like an old sample you’d dig up off an old folk record… and approached more like a classic house track.’ He responded, ‘We could try to record the vocal in a Voice O Graph booth (an obsolete 1940s coin operated phonograph booth) if we can access one…’. As far as we’re aware, there are only two in the world - one in Liverpool (that apparently doesn’t work anymore) and the other at Jack White’s Third Man studio in Nashville. And that is where Alexis sang ‘I’d like to scrap all of this and start over again.’ Fittingly, it was New Year’s Eve.”

Holy Fuck’s last album was 2016’s Congrats. Hot Chip released a new album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, back in June via Domino (stream it here and read our positive review of the album here).

Holy Fuck Tour Dates:

19th Sep - Boston, MA @ Royale w/ Hot Chip
10th Sep - Montreal, QC @ MTELUS w/ Hot Chip
12th Sep - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ Hot Chip
13th Sep - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre w/ Hot Chip
14th Sep - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ Hot Chip
17th Sep - Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue Theatre w/ Hot Chip
18th Sep - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox w/ Hot Chip
19th Sep - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox w/Hot Chip
20th Sep - Portland, PR @ Roseland Theatre w/ Hot Chip
24th Sep- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ Hot Chip
25th Sep - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre w/ Hot Chip
27th Sep - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall w/ Hot Chip
19th Oct - Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
20th Oct - Berlin, Germany @ Maschinehaus
21st Oct - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
22nd Oct - Paris, France @ Espace
23rd Oct - London, UK @ Moth Club
24th Oct - Manchester, UK @ YES

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