Concert Review: Hot Chip
By Eva Medoff, August 5th, 2010
Hot Chip brought its brand of eerie, love-sick, droning indie electro-rock to Central Park’s summer stage last night. The humidity also showed up in full force, causing Panama hat-wearing and Blue Moon-guzzling hipsters to seek relief from handmade fans and lemon Pellegrino. Beneath a hazy, cloud-filled sky, Hot Chip followed the upbeat theatrics of Holy Ghost! and Hercules and Love Affair, who brought some fabulous dance moves despite the heat and still-shining sun. Once darkness descended, the London-based headliners (minus vocalist/synth player Joe Goddard, who was home waiting on the arrival of his first child) took to the stage with an arsenal of hits, including “Boy From School,” “One Life Stand” and “Over and Over.” Despite the fact that the tunes were much quieter than your average concert (Central Park rules, we guessed), the band still managed to bring energy to the set. “Ready for the Floor” got the honor of closing the night, and appropriately so: after dancing in that swamp of bodies, we were ready for the floor ourselves.