Sparks announce release date for new album Hippopotamus
Musical mavericks Sparks - Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael – will release their 22nd studio album ‘Hippopotamus’ on September 8th.
Described as “the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock”, and internationally acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks are name-checked as a major influence on musicians as varied as Morrissey, Bjork, The Ramones, Faith No More, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana.
Sparks’ music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable. Recorded in Los Angeles, ‘Hippopotamus’ sees them take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically ‘Sparks’.
The release will be accompanied by a World Tour and the first single drops tonight.
1. Probably Nothing 2. Missionary Position 3. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) 4. Scandinavian Design 5. Giddy Giddy 6. What The Hell Is It This Time? 7. Unaware 8. Hippopotamus 9. 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 13. The Amazing Mr. Repeat 14. A Little Bit Like Fun 15. Life With The Macbeths