Loving the new music from Hot Hot Heat. Their new album which releases this Friday is pretty stellar. They’ve been busy, they’ve been touring for something like 13 straight years, maybe longer. Their debut album Make Up The Breakdown released via Seattle-based label Sub Pop Records back in 2002. Thankfully, this self-titled album takes us back to their earlier stuff and it’s so much more fitting for them and thus also for their listeners. You might recognize their song, Middle of Nowhere which is a favorite of mine, although the video is odd to say the least. BUT I first heard that track watching my favorite show ever PSYCH!
Anywho. Their music is fun, super upbeat kind of like some of the good britpop from a decade ago even though they are Canada :) I like that it’s not too over done, it’s playful, it’s great summer music for sure. It’s a bubblier music than The Killers or Voxtrot.
The Vancouver-based rock band Hot Hot Heat (Steve Bays, Paul Hawley, Luke Paquin, Louis Hearn) are excited to present the full album stream of its farewell, self-titled album ahead of its Friday, June 24 release. Streaming now exclusively on Pandora, the album is classic Hot Hot Heat – one that is as pop hook-heavy as it is edgy and unpredictable – and serves as a fitting epitaph for one of Canada’s most influential bands of the 21st century. Hot Hot Heat (iTunes pre-order) can now be heard in its entirety via Pandora HERE.
“We wanted it to feel cohesive and representative of the aesthetic we were into at that point,” says Steve Bays, who co-produced the album with Dahle in their adjoining studios. “We wanted it to feel like it was all the same album even though it had been written over several years. The songs are the 10 songs we were the most excited about in the moment. The idea behind the album was: If you want to try and do something great, it can only be when the inspiration hits.”
Hot Hot Heat track listing:
01. Kid Who Stays In The Picture
02. Modern Mind
03. Pulling Levers
04. Bobby Joan Sex Tape
06. Mayor Of The City
07. Alaskan Midnight Sun
08. Comeback Of The Century
09. Sad Sad Situation
10. The Memory’s Here