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Dancing In The Dark & Deluxe LP News

Hot Chip have announced a brand new four track EP – ‘Dancing In the Dark’ – due for release on Domino on 23rd October 2015. The EP opens up with the band’s fully psychedelic seven minute version of the Springsteen classic, which they have performed live during triumphant headline sets at Glastonbury, Green Man and other festivals over the summer. The EP also features a reworking of ‘Cry For You’ taken from their critically acclaimed recent album, ‘Why Make Sense?’

Both tracks were recorded by the seven piece live band, which includes drummer Sarah Jones and multi-instrumentalist Rob Smoughton, at the legendary RAK Studios in London and mixed by David Wrench. Also included on the EP are remixes of the single ‘Huarache Lights’ by Soulwax and A/Jus/Ted.

The video for ‘Dancing In the Dark’ has been directed by Kieran Evans. All live footage in the video was recorded this summer on Super 8 at Webster Hall in New York City – watch closely for cameos from David Byrne and Sinkane who joined the band onstage for this song.

A definitive edition of Why Make Sense? featuring the original album, the ‘Separate’ EP from the deluxe release augmented by the brand new ‘Dancing In the Dark’ EP will also be available on 23rd October .

‘Dancing In The Dark’ EP is available to pre-order HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dancing In The Dark
2. Cry For You (RAK version)
3. Huarache Lights (Soulwax remix)
4. Huarache Lights (A/Jus/Ted remix)

‘Why Make Sense?’ (Definitive Edition) is available to pre-order HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:

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?

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

Dancing In The Dark EP:
1. Dancing In The Dark
2. Cry For You (RAK version)
3. Huarache Lights (Soulwax remix)
4. Huarache Lights (A/Jus/Ted remix)

Why Make Sense? – Out Now

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The new Hot Chip LP – Why Make Sense? – is out now.

Why Make Sense? features the acclaimed singles Huarache Lights and Need You Now alongside the recently released title track and Burning Up, taken from a bonus EP released with a special edition of the album (available to pre-order from iTunes now).

The new album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph and mixed by the band, David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou) and Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah). The album features guest appearances from De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside (Love Is The Future), as well as live instrumentation and backing vocals from touring band members Sarah Jones and Rob Smaughton.

Why Make Sense? is available on all standard formats as well as a special edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus EP, 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 making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, here.

Why Make Sense?

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?, on 18th May 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles, HERE.

Why Make Sense? will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights.

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?

Separate EP track list

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