After sharing a cryptic video last week Hot Chip has finally announced their new album titled Why Make Sense? following 2012’s In Our Heads. It’s out May 18th via Domino and if the first single “Huarache Lights” is any indication, it’s going to be a classic Hot Chip album full of bangers.
The album was co-produced by Mark Ralph who sat in during the recording of In Our Heads, as well as the band and they’ve also announced the release of Separate EP, a four track EP with cuts from the Why Make Sense? sessions.
The video for “Huarache Lights” was directed and produced by Andy Knowles and follows the beat and Alexis Taylor’s vocals through a light installation which was inspired by a similar one by Robert Bell. To top it all off the band has announced a number of tour dates for this spring and we can only hope for a few festival dates through the summer as well.
Watch the video for “Huarache Lights” following the track list now.
Why Make Sense? Track List:
1. Huarache Lights
2. Love Is the Future
3. Cry For You
4. Started Right
5. White Wine and Fried Chicken
6. Dark Night
7. Easy To Get
8 Need You Now
9. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?
01 Burning Up
03 Move With Me
Hot Chip Tour Dates:
02-20 Birmingham, England – The Library at the Institute
02-21 Newcastle Upon Tyne, England – BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
05-12 Glasgow, Scotland – School of Art
05-13 Manchester, England – Gorilla
05-14 London, England – Oval Space
05-17 Brussels, Belgium – Les Nuits Botanique
05-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tolhuistuin
05-20 Berlin, Germany – Heimathafen
05-21 Paris, France – La Gaite Lyrique
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
05-26 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05-28 Denver, CO – Odgen Theatre
05-30 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05-31 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
06-02 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
06-03 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
06-04 Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
06-05 Washington, DC – Echostage
06-05-07 New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
06-28 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar by Day
06-19 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar by Night
08-21 Powys, Wales – Green Man Festival