All My Friends is arguably LCD Soundsystem‘s best, most popular (if Spotify is to be believed) and most covered song. Now, electronic extraordinaires Hot Chip have just pushed it back into everyone’s collective consciousness with their stellar rendition of it at their Webster Hall show on Tuesday night as part of their world tour in support of their most recent album, the gorgeous Why Make Sense? (read out album review here)
Hot Chip surprised fans with special guests Sinkane and none other than LCD Soundsystem’s very own Nancy Whang, playing what looked like an immensely fun cover, replete with a thoroughly appreciative crowd dancing to the 2007 hit. Watch the video below and reminisce about LCD Soundsystem’s glory days, the band having parted ways in 2011. Unfortunately LCD Soundsystem’s vocalist James Murphy was absent from the show, probably stuck in a New York subway somewhere as he embarks on his new project Subway Symphony, a radical and totally unfeasible idea to add melodic tones to subway barriers and brighten up commuters’ trips.
It’s been a long while since Hot Chip visited Australia, but we can only hope that they’ll be visiting us in the near future (perhaps a late Falls Festival addition)? When we interviewed them earlier this year, they promised they’d be here within the next twelve months – tick tock, tick tock!