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Listen: Sparks - “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”

Hippopotamus Due Out September 8 via The End Records

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Eccentric Los Angeles legends Sparks (brothers Ron and Russell Mael) are releasing a new album, Hippopotamus, on September 8 via The End Records. Previously they shared a video for its title track, as well as a video for another song from the album, “What the Hell Is It This Time?” (which posited that God gets a little tired of people over-praying to him all the time for trivial things). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me),” which is a tribute to the French cabaret singer, songwriter, and actress Edith Piaf, who was an icon in the 1940s and 1950s. She died at the relatively young age of 47 in 1963, after years of alcohol abuse and a series of car accidents. Listen to the song below, followed by the band’s tour dates.

Hippopotamus is Sparks’ first studio album in eight years, since 2009’s The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman. Although in 2015 Sparks teamed up with Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand as FFS and released their self-titled debut album.

Sparks Tour Dates:

08-07 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Theater
08-08 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
08-10 Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
08-12 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
09-11 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
09-12 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
09-14 The Hague, Netherlands - Paard van Troje
09-15 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
09-16 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
09-20 Edinburgh, Scotland - Queens Hall
09-22 Manchester, England - O2 Ritz
09-23 Nottingham, England - Rock City
09-24 Birmingham, England - O2 Institute 1
09-26 Bristol, England - O2 Academy
09-27 London, England - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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