During Hot Chip‘s recent performances at festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands, the British dance-rock group closed out their sets with a cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s most pop-minded single, “Dancing in the Dark.” Hot Chip have now dropped the studio version of their Born in the U.S.A. cover, complete with a retro video packed with odd Eighties public access television footage from obscure shows like Bytes, Bits and Brian and Cosy Chats alongside video of the band in concert.
Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor is restrained on the high-energy rendition, as the group put their unique imprint on the 1984 single. That is, until about the 5:30 mark of the video, when “Dancing in the Dark” seamlessly morphs into Hot Chip’s cover of the LCD Soundsystem rave-up “All My Friends” for a minute before its synthy fadeout.
Hot Chip’s Springsteen cover will serve as the opening track on their new Dancing in the Dark EP alongside three remixes of songs off their recent LP Why Make Sense? The EP arrives October 23rd on iTunes.