The 2 Bears return to active service with a twelve week residency at one of London’s best underground clubs, XOYO – beginning at the start of April. Ahead of a new record, Joe and Raf have put together a killer line up that includes Four Tet, Daphni (Carobou), Henrik Schwarz, Rob da Bank, Andrew Weatherall, Pachanga Boys and many many more. Of special interest – the 10th May Hot Chip takeover…
Ahead of some big 2 Bears announcements in the coming weeks, Raf and Joe have posted a vinyl only 75 minute-long mixtape as a free download. Click here for more details.
Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor play a one-off all night session at Plastic People this Saturday (January 11th). The venue – 147-149 Curtain Road, London, EC2 – is open 10pm-4am, entry is £8 before 11pm and £10 after. Click here for early bird tickets.
Ahead of proper 2 Bears album news in the New Year, Joe and Raf have been busying themselves with a bit of on air DJing and a couple of remixes. First up, they stepped back into the Rinse studio this week for a show on Tuesday night. There’s a podcast version of it online here. Remix wise, there are reworks of Tookah, the title track off the last Emiliana Torrini album and of
the brilliant new John Wizards’ single Muizenberg (if you’ve not heard the LP, it’s a blinder). More news coming soon.
A load of new DJ dates added for (nearly all) members of Hot Chip over the coming months:
25th Oct – Alexis & Justus Kohncke at Rockmarket, Frankfurt
26th Oct – Felix at Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
7th Nov – Felix & Al at Postbahnhof, Berlin
8th Nov – Felix & Al at Bob Beaman, Munich
8th Nov – The 2 Bears at Fabric
9th Nov – 2 Bears at WAYF, Bournemouth
9th NOv – Felix & Al at Gewoelbe, Cologne
15th Nov – Joe at iBoat, Bordeaux
16th Nov – Joe at Somerset House, London
23rd Nov – Felix & Al at Nitsa, Barcelona
29th Nov – Al at Snafu, Aberdeen
6th Dec – Joe at Seeds, Oslo
A quick heads up on a fantastic new Osborne single featuring Joe Goddard. It’s out on Spectral Sound on July 22nd (with an additional remix from Joe).
Hear Joe Goddard’s staggeringly good remix of the Dirty Projectors ‘The Socialites’ here. The track is released digitally and on 12″ on May 13th via Domino. Look out for forthcoming Joe Goddard remixes of Chicken Lips, Andreya Triana, Ramona Flowers and Iamamiwhoami (we’ll post them when we get links).
AND ANOTHER UPDATE: Hear Joe’s mix of Chicken Lips here.
The 2 Bears are playing a series of dates across the States alongside the Hot Chip tour. Check their Facebook site for up to the minute additions.
In addition to last week’s Gabriel story… there’s also a German / Austrian / Swiss ‘deluxe’ release of Gabriel that’s available for download here and you can view the Soulwax remix video here.