Countless indie acts have talked up the influence of Aaliyah’s 1998 r&b hit “Are You That Somebody?” including Gossip, who have covered it (somewhat clumsily) in concert. Few, though, have summoned the song’s eerie future-soul sensuality the way Hot Chip do in “Look at Where We Are,” a mournful slow jam from this English electro-pop outfit’s latest album, In Our Heads. Hear them play it tonight at the second of two New York shows (the first is on Wednesday in Prospect Park), and be sure to arrive early for an opening set by Portland’s Italo-disco-obsessed Chromatics, whose frontman, Johnny Jewel, helped shape the cult-hit soundtrack for last year’s Drive.
Fri., July 20, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 18, 2012