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Hot Chip share video for new single ‘Down,’ announce forthcoming album ‘Freakout/Release’

Hot Chip have announced their new album, Freakout/Release, with a video for a new single “Down.”

“Down” builds off of a sample of Universal Togetherness Band’s “More Than Enough.” The sample was then looped by bandmember Joe Goddard. Serving as the first tune Hot Chip worked on for the album, it’s definitely a must-listen. Directed by former Jesus and Mary Chain member Douglas Hart and Pulp’s Steve Mackey, the video is equally as captivating, and even features a The Shining reference.

“By the time we were able to be back together, we were turning on a tap and having a lot of ideas being poured out quite quickly,” Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor explains.

Watch the video for “Down” below.

Out August 19th via Domino, Freakout/Release serves as the follow-up to 2019’s A Bath Full of Ecstacy. The album features appearances from Cadence Weapon, Lou Hayter, and Soulwax. Recorded at Hot Chip’s Relax & Enjoy Studio, the entire album was inspired by a cover of Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” that they frequently perform at their live shows.

“The idea of being out of control is always there in dance music, in a positive sense,” Hot Chip member Al Doyle says of the cover’s influence on the record.

Goddard goes on to explain that the album’s lyrics were inspired by the pandemic.

“We were living through a period where it was very easy to feel like people were losing control of their lives in different ways. There’s a darkness that runs through a lot of those tracks.

Check out the tracklist for Freakout/Release below.

Freakout/Release Tracklist:

01 – “Down”
02 – “Eleanor”
03 – “Freakout/Release”
04 – “Broken”
05 – “Not Alone”
06 – “Hard to Be Funky (feat. Lou Hayter)”
07 – “Time”
08 – “Miss The Blues”
09 – “The Evil That Men Do (feat. Cadence Weapon)”
10 – “Guilty”
11 – “Out of My Depth”

Check out Hot Chip’s North American tour dates below.

Hot Chip North American Tour Dates:

The Warfield, San Francisco, CA – April 19
Humphrey’s Concerts, San Diego, CA – April 22
Coachella Festival, Indio, CA – April 23
The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ – April 24
Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO – April 26
Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM – April 27
House of Blues, Dallas, TX – April 29
Stubb’s Waller Amphitheater, Austin, TX – April 30
Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, TN – May 2
Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA – May 3
The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC – May 5
Pulso GNP Festival, Mexico City, Mexico – May 7
House of Blues, Boston, MA – May 9
Avant Gardner, Brooklyn, NY – May 10
Brooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia, PA – May 11
Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA – May 13
Radius, Chicago, IL – May 14

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