Joe Goddard, commonly known for being the vocalist and percussionist for the English band Hot Chips, has announced a new album called Electric Lines, which will be released through Greco-Roman/ Domino on April 21, 2017.
According to the press release, the new album from is all about connections and the title refers to the colourful cables that link the modules in his Eurorack synthesizer and to the invisible wires that run between all the different kinds of electronic music that he loves. The track list is listed below.
Along with the announcement, the artist also released a new video for the single “Music Is The Answer”. The video can be watched below. The director of the video, Richard Kenworthy, said “The message of this track really resonated with us coming off the back of what for most people was a dispiriting year. We’d recently been reading about the AWOL Hitomi satellite, and also the incredible Pinchas Gutter hologram and that lead to imagine a story about a satellite lost in the vastness of space, broadcasting a recorded message of hope.”
The artist had also told NME “I worked really hard on this record- so if its rubbish I guess I should quit and grow vegetables in preparation for the forthcoming zombie apocalypse. Personally I think its pretty good. The next single is called ‘Music Is The Answer’ which, without sounding like a rabid hippie priest, I pretty much believe. Fear and distrust of outsiders, which are rife in modern Britain, can be lessened through the development of a sense of community, which music really helps to create. The record is called ‘Electric Lines’ because it is meant to be a journey through all of the electronic music that I have loved over the years, woven together to form a funky tapestry.”
02) Lose Your Love
05) Human Heart
07) Truth Is Light
08) Nothing Moves
09) Electric Lines
10) Music Is The Answer