It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since we last got a new album from British electronic rockers Hot Chip, the longest wait between albums of their career. But they are back and will return with new album A Bath Full of Ecstasy on June 21st via Domino Records. This week saw them return to Brooklyn for an intimate underplay performance at Elsewhere, ahead of the much bigger performances that await during the proper tour of the album, which includes two nights at Brooklyn Steel on September 3&4.

The band eased fans into the new era, with only three new songs played from A Bath Full of Ecstasy, including first single “Hungry Child,” “Melody of Love,” and “Spell.” The night was mostly fit for all of their many danceable classics, including set opener “Huarache Lights,” “And I Was A Boy From School,” and “Ready for the Floor.” But it was their cover of Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” that had the room going nuts, with the band capturing the intensity of the track while also exploring some new dimensions of the classic, leading in perfectly to the night-closing banger that always is “I Feel Better.”

We can’t wait to see the band again when they return to us later in the year when we have a new album’s worth of material to embrace. For now, enjoy a gallery of photos from their performance at Elsewhere, along with the setlist.

Hot Chip setlist:

1. Huarache Lights
2. One Life Stand
3. Night & Day
4. Melody of Love
5. Over and Over
6. Flutes
7. Hungry Child
8. And I Was a Boy From School
9. Spell
10. Ready for the Floor

Encore:

11. Look at Where We Are
12. Sabotage (Beastie Boys cover)
13. I Feel Better

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