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Sparks announce new LP ‘Hippopotamus’ & share title track


Arch pop duo Sparks will release new album Hippopotamus on September 8 via BMG. You can check out the LP’s title track via its chalkline animated lyric video, and peruse the tracklist and artwork, below.

Sparks have also announced European tour dates, which are listed below. They’re promising U.S. dates soon — they last toured here in 2015 for the FFS album which paired them with Franz Ferdinand.

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Sparks – Hippopotamus tracklist:
01. Probably Nothing
02. Missionary Position
03. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
04. Scandinavian Design
05. Giddy Giddy
06. What The Hell Is It This Time?
07. Unaware
08. Hippopotamus
09. Bummer
10. I Wish You Were Fun
11. So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?
12. When You’re A French Director (featuring Leos Carax)
13. The Amazing Mr. Repeat
14. A Little Bit Like Fun
15. Life With The Macbeths

Sparks – 2017 Tour Dates
8/07 – Vega Theater, Copenhagen
8/08 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
8/10 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden
8/12 – Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
9/11 – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague
9/12 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin
9/14 – Paard van Troje, Den Haag
9/15 – Den Atelier, Luxembourg
9/16 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
9/20 – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
9/22 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
9/23 – Rock City, Nottingham
9/24 – O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
9/26 – O2 Academy, Bristol
9/27 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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