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Hear Hot Chip Contort Matthew E. White’s ‘Big Love’ Into Corkscrew Funk

Alexis Taylor-led collective carefully rearrange 'Big Inner' single

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // July 10, 2013

Last year, Matthew E. White released Big Inner, a full-length jazz-rock opus bolstered by ornate arrangements and cozy vocals. One highlight off the Virginia singer-songwriter’s debut album was “Big Love,” a tumbling, horn-enriched single that’s now resurfaced as a stretched-out, seven-minute remix by Hot Chip. The “Dark & Stormy” maestros keep the song’s piano-plinked pulse intact, but they also fold the tune in on itself, crafting an elliptical edit marked by spiraling electro flourishes. Hear it below.

Matthew E. White 2013 tour dates:

July 24 – Durham, NC @ Duke University Music in the Gardens
October 18 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *
October 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
October 24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
October 25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
October 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Richshaw Theatre *
November 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave * 
November 2 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *

* = with Okkervil River