Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rubbed Out

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor just released a solo record called Rubbed Out via the Treader label. I have a feeling that the name comes from the fact that these fifteen songs were created on-the-fly, in places like planes, hotel rooms, etc.

It isn't the type of stuff you would expect to hear from one of the Hot Chip gang. There's no beats, nor electro-whatever going on, it's just Taylor doing simplistic songs backed by minimal guitar and keyboard.

Memorable moments include the garage pop-esque "Baby," a mellow cover of Paul McCartney's "Coming Up," and the hand clap-y "Collector's Item." Unfortunately, most of the remainder of this collection leaves something to be desired.


desperate bicyles said...

I do enjoy this song. Great voice. fffest OMG.