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Hot Chip Unveil Tour Dates, New ‘Flutes’ Video

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Hot Chip’s new album In Our Heads won’t be here until June 12, but the British dance-poppers are already looking ahead to the summer. “Flutes,” the first track from the group’s upcoming debut for Domino (and follow-up to 2010’s One Life Stand), is euphoric 21st-century disco that stretches out for nearly eight sun-baked minutes, with deceptively bittersweet lyrics. Pitchfork brings us the track’s low-key in-studio video, which basically involves the camera going around in circles to such an extent you might be better off looking away while you listen. Unless giddy disorientation is the point? “One day you might realize / That you might need to open your eyes,” goes the song’s serenely cooed mantra. It’s not so different from the indie electro-pop of its predecessors, albeit with a broader, more club-oriented palette.

Earlier today, Hot Chip also announced their summer tour. The latest additions to the schedule include stops in Minneapolis, Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia in July, as well as visits to Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and Mexico City in September. Check out the full list of dates:

Hot Chip summer tour dates:
June 10 – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
June 11 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction
June 13 – London, UK @ Heaven
June 16 – London, UK @ Lovebox
July 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 14 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
July 17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
July 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
July 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
July 27 – Dorset, UK @ Camp Bestival
August 10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville
August 11 – Saalburg, Germany @ Sonnemondsterne
September 2 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
September 6 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
September 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
September 11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
September 13 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
September 14 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
September 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
September 22 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center