Hot Chip have announced their eighth album, Freakout:Release, which will be out August 19 via Domino. They made it at their new Relax & Enjoy Studio in East London that Al Doyle put together before and during the first year of the Covid. It's also the first time Hot Chip have started a record together with all five members involved.

The album was partially inspired by their cover of their cover of Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" which became a live staple since their last album, A Bath Full of Ecstacy. “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” adds Alexis Taylor. Joe Goddard describes the creative plan of attack as creating “In a natural way, without too much discussion or a grand plan.” Adds Al Doyle, speaking of their new studio, “Everything’s on all the time, and it’s very easy to capture what we’re doing.”

The album features appearances by Cadence Weapon, Lou Hayter and Soulwax. The album artwork was designed by Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw.

The first single is "Down," which is based around a sample of Universal Togetherness Band’s “More Than Enough" and was the first song they worked on for the album. Even with the prominent sample, the song really does have a live energy to it. You can watch the video, which was co-directed by former JAMC bassist Douglass Hart and Pulp's Steve Mackey, below.

Hot Chip just played Coachella, and are touring around the festival, including a NYC show at Avant Gardner on May 10 with LA Priest. All dates are listed below.

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1. Down
2. Eleanor
3. Freakout/Release
4. Broken
5. Not Alone
6. Hard To Be Funky feat. Lou Hayter
7. Time
8. Miss The Blues
9. The Evil That Men Do feat. Cadence Weapon
10. Guilty
11. Out Of My Depth

April 19 – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
April 22 – Humphrey’s Concerts, San Diego, CA
April 23 – Coachella Festival, Indio, CA
April 24 – The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
April 26 – Mission Ballroom, Denver, CO
April 27 – Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
April 29 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX
April 30 – Stubb’s Waller Amphitheater, Austin, TX
May 2 – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, TN
May 3 – Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
May 5 – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
May 7 – Pulso GNP Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
May 9 – House of Blues, Boston, MA
May 10 – Avant Gardner, Brooklyn, NY
May 11 - Brooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia, PA
May 13 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
May 14 – Radius, Chicago, IL
June 3 – Junction 1 Summer Series, Glasgow, Scotland
June 5 – Forbidden Fruit, Dublin, Ireland
July 8 – Cruilla Barcelona, Spain
July 15 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
July 16 – Beat Herder, Clitheroe, UK
August 6 – Wide Skies & Butterflies, Norfolk, UK
September 2 – Cala Mijas Festival, Malaga, Spain
September 21 – o2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
September 22 – o2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
September 23 – o2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
September 24 – o2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
October 1 – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
October 2 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
October 3 – AB Ballroom, Brussels, Belgium
October 5 – Tivoli Ronda, Utrecht, The Netherlands
October 8 – Olympia, Paris, France

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