Whether or not its name is a computer reference, Hot Chip have definite geek appeal. Sounding like comp-sci majors with a Prince fetish, they create quirky techno-soul that flip-flops between swooning romanticism and dry British wit. ”I’m like Stevie Wonder, but I can see things,” quips Alexis Taylor on ”Keep Fallin’,” an off-kilter funk track. A bit conceptual for sure, but the sublime melodies and impressive beats keep Coming On Strong from derailing into pure prank.
Coming On Strong