How I've gone this long without having a Hot Chip track as Song of the Day is beyond me. I have failed myself, my family and all of you.
Hot Chip is a British indie electronic band who has made some top notch, critically acclaimed albums the past decade. The newest being In Our Heads which is great if you haven't yet listened and is holding steady at a solid 79/100 on Metacritic.
"Shake a Fist" comes off the 2008 album, Made in the Dark. Story time: It was October 2nd, Fall semester Junior year of college and I was over at a friends playing God of War on Playstation 2. He said, "Dude, you have to listen to this song, but you HAVE to listen through headphones." I hesitantly put on his Sennheiser HD 202's on and listened to my first Hot Chip song. It was magical. The noises. The head trip. I'm pretty sure I was stoned at the time and I'm pretty sure I did some light movement (or dancing), but who can remember such things? Certainly not me. There was too much going on in my head to remember things like the specifics. The important part is I remember the greatness of the song.
So here you go, take a listen to this song below and if you have the opportunity listen with headphones on. You'll hear why half way into the song.
Hot Chip - "Shake a Fist"