Hot Chip’s highly anticipated sixth album Why Make Sense? drops May 19 and the band is playing Squamish Valley Music Festival on August 7th. In the meantime, fans can check out Hot Chip’s latest single “Need You Now,” accompanied online with a video directed by Shynola (Radiohead, Blur, Beck).
“We share a lot of the same references and attitudes – there’s a definite aesthetic affinity,” say Shynola of Hot Chip. “The idea for the video wholly came from our reaction to the song. What was intended to be a piece of thrifty filmmaking ended up being a mind-melting shoot – if you can imagine shooting multiple versions of reality, but completely out of chronology, plus in the pissing rain and wind.”
Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The album will be available as a Special Edition limited-time only release, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours, thus making every cover unique.
Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival
Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues – Boston
Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage
Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival
Sun 2 Aug – Montreal, QC, Osheaga Festival
Fri 7 Aug – British Columbia, BC, Squamish Valley Music Festival
Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)