All this by way of saying: Cover Duel!
Hot Chip picks up points for hitting on the emotionally busted down core of the song. They’re British, yeah? So they can sound miserable, right?
Also, that video. That’s a whole bunch right there.
But to my mind, that’s just cover as novelty. This here? This is brutally good. This is music that can actually make people feel better about themselves and life. Maybe I’m just a soft touch when it comes to horns and acapella break-downs (I am) but this just kills me. Also, it’s an ass-load sexier than sad robots.
Incidentally Hot 8 Brass Band are all round badass. Check their myspace.
Fig. 1: Laaaaaaaaame joke.