Hot Chip Announces New Album, Releases New Single "Hurache Lights" (video)

by Brice Ezell

10 February 2015

The British electro-pop outfit Hot Chip has just announced their newest LP, Why Make Sense? They've also released a video for the groovy first single "Huarache Lights".

Following their stunning career peak in 2012’s In Our Heads, Hot Chip have readied their sixth studio LP, with the delightful Why Make Sense? They’ve also put out a video for lead single “Huarache Lights”, a track that finds these English gents, as always, displaying their uncanny ability to get feet moving on the dance floor. The track highlights all that’s come to be expected of this fine group, and provides an optimistic outlook for what’s to come on Why Make Sense?.

As Hot Chip’s head-scratching music videos (“Night and Day” and, most memorably, “I Feel Better”) attest, making sense isn’t exactly a top priority for these guys—frankly, their music is all the better for it. For now, it can safely be said that while Hot Chip might not always Make Sense, but their infectious music certainly does.
“Huarache Lights”:

Why Make Sense? is out on 19 May via Domino.

The band has also announced tours of the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. The following are the dates that have been set so far:

Feb 1—Gateshead, UK: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival (Sold Out)
May 12—Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow School of Art
May 13—Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
May 14—London, UK @ Oval Space
May 17—Brussels, Belgium @ Les Nuits Botanique
May 19—Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Tolhuistuin
May 20—Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
May 21—Paris, France @ La Gaite Lyrique
May 25—George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 26—Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 28—Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 30—Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 31—Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
June 2—Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
June 3—Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
June 4—Boston, MA @ House of Blues - Boston
June 5—Washington, DC @ Echostage
June 5 – 7—New York, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
June 18—Barcelona, Spain @ Sonar By Day Festival
June 19—Barcelona, Spain @ Sonar By Night Festival
August 11—Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre (with !!!)
Aug 21—Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival

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