Dance-pop brainboxes Hot Chip release their sixth album next week.

Ahead of its release on May 18, Why Make Sense? is streaming in full on iTunes (launch the application to find the stream). The album features the singles ‘Huarache Lights’ and ‘Need You Now’ and features guest appearances from De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside.

The album will be released in all the usual formats as well as a special edition featuring a bonus EP, Separate. The band have also taken advantage of a special printing technique to make every album cover unique.

Check out the band’s mind-bogglingly enormous live calendar below.

Tour dates:

Tue 12 May – UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT
Wed 13 May – UK, Manchester, Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT
Thu 14 May – UK, London, Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT
Sun 17 May – Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT
Tue 19 May – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT
Wed 20 May – Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT
Thu 21 May – France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT
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 – CAN, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues – Boston
Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage
Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival
Sat 13 June – Turkey, Istanbul, Effe’s One Love Festival
Thu 18 June – Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival
Fri 19 June – Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival
Thu 25 June – Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter
Fri 26 June – UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival
Thu 2 July – Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival
Fri 3 July – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival
Sun 5 July – France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks
Fri 10 July – UK, Perthshire, T In The Park
Sun 12 July – France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival
Mon 13 July – Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival
Sat 18 July – UK, London, Lovebox
Sat 25 July – Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival
Fri 31 July – USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza
Sun 2 Aug – Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival
Fri 7 Aug – Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival
Sun 9 Aug – USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land
Tues 11 August – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and Com Truise)
Fri 21 Aug – UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival
Sat 22 Aug – Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival
Sat 29 Aug – Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich OpenAir Festival
Sun 30 Aug – France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival
Sat 5 Sept – Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic
Sat 12 Sept – Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin
Tues 13 Oct – UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)
Wed 14 Oct – UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)
Fri 16 Oct – UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)
Sat 17 Oct – UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)
Sun 18 Oct – UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)
Tue 20 Oct – UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)
Wed 21 Oct – UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)
Thu 22 Oct – UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)



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