Hot Chip Releases First Single From New Album 'Why Make Sense?'
British electronic music outfit Hot Chip has revealed its sixth studio album, Why Make Sense?, while also releasing the lead single, “Huarache Lights.” The new album, recorded in Oxfordshire and London, is a 10-track collection set to be released via Domino Records May 18.
In advance of the album release, the London-based group will rev up the anticipation with a few intimate UK shows starting at The Library @ The Institute in Birmingham, the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival and Glasgow. The tour will proceed with US and European performances.
The electronic group’s return is a follow-up to their highly-regarded 2012 LP, In Our Heads. The forthcoming album will also include a special four-track bonus EP recorded during the album sessions.
Inspired by an experimental and sculptural concept, the new music video to “Huarache Lights” was constructed by Robert Bell’s light installation and shot live using video projection mapping. Watch the video below:
Hot Chip - Huarache Lights Tracklist:
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?
1. Burning Up
3. Move With Me
Hot Chip - 2015 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 Ogden 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