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From scorching guitar solos to jazzy hip-hop and indie-electro, plenty of new music this week

Kishi Bashi: F Delano Upbeat instrumentation envelops the complex subject matter of Kishi Bashi‘s new track “F Delano.” As one may assume, the lyrics address the reputation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt—specifically his perception as a hero in contrast to his use of internment camps for Japanese-Americans. From the singer/songwriter/violinist’s forthcoming album Omoiyari, this song falls among many others tackling the geopolitical strife from the past …

Hot Chip: Hungry Child

Fresh from their upcoming record, the gloriously named A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, Hot Chip‘s first new track since 2015 is “Hungry Child”—a song that straddles high-energy and low-key in a seamless manner. Undeniably Hot Chip, the tune is layered and infectious with a deep house influence and glittery glaze. The release comes ahead of a tour across Northern America and Europe that will last …

Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing

Captivating but eerie, the choreographed travel of two individuals down suburban streets leads to a clandestine meeting. This is the crux of “Beautiful Thing,” a new video for the latest solo track from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. Taylor’s forthcoming album, also called Beautiful Thing, released on 20 April and it’s the first time he’s partnered with a producer for solo material. This track is …