This past Tuesday, the London based synth pop veterans Hot Chip
took the stage at Webster Hall in New York City. Fresh off their sixth and latest full length, Why Make Sense
, the quintet delivered a stellar live set that made use of the refined drumming of fellow Londonite and New Young Pony Club's own, Sarah Jones. Somewhat surprisingly, my friend and I were among the youngest in the audience, but by a small margin, as most attendees were around 25 and up.
Though the show featured a superb performance by Hot Chip, the absolute highlight was when the group was joined by labelmates Sinkane and Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem in a cover of "Dancing in the Dark" and "All My Friends" off of LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver
[Ed. Note: You have no idea how jealous I am right now, Patrick. The fact that I'll never get to see Hot Chip is one of the great musical sadnesses of my life]. The most surprising and special part of the two-song cover was a guest appearance by David Byrne, who took over as the token tambourine player. James Murphy was also in attendance, but was sidelined in the VIP section for the covers.
Check out a clip from the set below:
And if you want a first-hand experience of seeing Hot Chip live, why not check out our killer exclusive concert with the band.