Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division Cover)



Is it just me or is Hot Chip churning out some fantastic covers lately? Their grown-up electronic rendition of Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod..." with Peter Gabriel was one of the finer moments in cover-song history, and now their take on Joy Devision's devious "Transmission."

In the hands of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddar (Hot Chip in the studio), Ian Curtis' jam goes to a whole other, retro level. This cover — along with many other fantastic covers — will be featured on Warchild's Heroes compilation. The MP3 and the tracklisting below:

Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division Cover)

01. Beck (Bob Dylan: "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat")
02. The Kooks (The Kinks: "Victoria")
03. The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen: "Atlantic City")
04. Hot Chip (Joy Division: "Transmission")
05. Lily Allen (The Clash: "Straight To Hell")
06. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones: "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker")
07. Franz Ferdinand (Blondie: "Call Me")
08. Duffy (Paul McCartney: "Live And Let Die")
09. Estelle (Stevie Wonder: "Superstition")
10. Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson: "Wonderful/ Song For Children")
11. Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music: "Do The Strand")
12. Peaches (Iggy Pop and The Stooges: "Search And Destroy")
13. Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen: "Take This Waltz")
14. Elbow (U2: "Running To Stand Still")
15. The Like (Elvis Costello: "You Belong To Me")
16. TV On The Radio (David Bowie: "Heroes")

Heroes is out in the UK via Palrophone and the rest of the world via EMI on 2/16. Track-by-track background and buy links available at [via]