WATCH: Hot Chip Illuminates in “Huarache Lights” Video

New album “Why Make Sense?” is out May 19 on Domino
WATCH: Hot Chip Illuminates in “Huarache Lights” Video

New album “Why Make Sense?” is out May 19 on Domino

Words: FLOOD Staff

February 10, 2015

Now that James Murphy seems to have (unfortunately) committed to retiring LCD Soundsystem and soundtracking Noah Baumbach films, it’s a great thing indeed to still have British quintet Hot Chip to fill the void of lyric-driven electronica that can be enjoyed on and off the dance floor.

The group returned today with a fun and intense new track, “Huarache Lights,” accompanied by a hypnotizing music video based around a light installation by Robert Bell, and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles.

Sounding like it could be spiritual prequel to Stop Making Sense, the upcoming album is called Why Make Sense?, and will be out out May 19 via Domino, with special edition versions of the album set to include the bonus, semi-appropriately named Separate EP.

Tracklisting for that complete release, along with North American tour dates, are below.

Why Make Sense? tracklisting

hotchip-whymakesense1. 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?



Separate EP tracklisting

1. Burning Up
2. Separate
3. Move With Me
4. Re-harmonize

Hot Chip tour dates


25 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
26 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
30 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
31 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom


2 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
3 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – Boston
5 – Washington, DC – Echostage
5 – 7 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival


11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre (with !!!)

Why Make Sense? is out May 19 via Domino.