Hot Chip Announce Late Night Tales Mix, Share Velvet Underground Cover

By Madison Bloom

Hot Chip will contribute a mix to the Late Night Tales series. The 19-track mix arrives October 2, and includes four new songs from Hot Chip, as well as mixed tracks by Fever Ray, Nils Frahm, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and more. Today, Hot Chip have shared one of their cuts: a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says.” Listen to that below and scroll down for the record’s tracklist, album art, and trailer.

“I think we all had slightly different understandings of what a Late Night Tales compilation might consist of; varying interpretations of the brief,” Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor said in a press release. He added:  

For some the mix might be what you’d want to listen to as your late night continues, after a night out. For others maybe it suggested a selection of music for listening to as you drift off to sleep; then again it could just be music evocative of night time, or concerned with its traditionally “darker” moods.

We’ve put together a mix of music which ties all of these ideas together and represents some of our favourite music new and old, some of it directly influential on Hot Chip and some of it music we have discovered and loved, been surprised by and connected to. There are three new songs of ours which we’re really proud of, and which I think connect naturally with the nocturnal world the compilation speaks of, and a cover of “Candy Says” which is one of the first songs the very early version of Hot Chip played when we were still at school.

Hot Chip’s seventh album A Bath Full of Ecstasy arrived last year. Earlier this summer, the group shared a remix of Hayley Williams’ “Dead Horse.”

Late Night Tales has released mixes by a number of artists since launching in 2001. Recently, Floating Points, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Jon Hopkins have contributed to the series.

Late Night Tales: Hot Chip:

01 Christina Vantzou: “At Dawn”02 Hot Chip: “Nothing's Changed”03 Rhythm & Sound: “King in My Empire” [ft. Cornell Campbell]04 Pale Blue: “Have You Passed Through This Night”05 Suzanne Kraft: “Femme Cosmic”06 Fever Ray: “To the Moon And Back”07 PlanningToRock: “Much to Touch”08 Charlotte Adigery: “1,618”09 Mike Salta: “Hey Moloko”10 Matthew Bourne: “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled”11 Hot Chip: “Candy Says” (Velvet Underground cover)12 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: “Who I Am & Why I Am Where”13 About Group: “The Long Miles”14 Beatrice Dillon:”Workaround Two”15 Hot Chip: “Worlds Within Worlds”16 Daniel Blumberg: “The Bomb”17 Nils Frahm: “Ode”18 Hot Chip: “None Of These Things”

19 Neil Taylor: “Finnegans Wake” excerpt