I have had Hot Chip on my radar since their sophomore album, The Warning, which was probably released in 2006. That was pretty much the year that they were getting all the recognitions, even getting nods from the Mercury Prize (hint: they didn't win) and the Grammy (hint: they won).
Hot Chip's album, In Our Heads, was released yesterday. I did preview the album over at NPR, and I have to say that I liked what I heard. It sounds very New Order-esque, and surely that's a good thing.
The band is kicking off their USA tour in Minneapolis!
07/14 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Fesitval
07/15 Toronto, ON, Sound Academy, Canada
07/17 Boston, MA, House Of Blues
07/18 Brooklyn, NY, Prospect Park Bandshell
07/20 New York, NY, Terminal 5 *(On Sale 6/15)
07/21 Philadelphia Electric Factory
09/09 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
09/11 Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
09/13 Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
09/14 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
09/15 Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
09/16 Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom *(On Sale 6/15)
09/20 Cholula. Mexico Piramides De Cholula
09/21 Guadalajara, Mexico Calle 2
09/22 Mexico City, Pepsi Center, Mexico
Hot Water Music's been enjoying some love lately, having their album, Exister, debuting at #33 on the Billboard Top Current Albums (#3 Top Hard Music Albums) in May 2012.
The band are going on tour with Rise Against and The Gaslight Anthem this Fall, so get your tickets now before they sell out:
9/12 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
9/13 Ottawa, ON @ CE Centre *
9/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom *
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex *
9/20 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center *
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
9/24 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium *
9/25 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium *
9/28 Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park *
9/29 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center *
10/1 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *
10/2 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort Theatre *
10/4 Victoria, BC @ Save on Foods Memorial Centre *
10/6 Calgary, AB @ BMO *
10/7 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Expo Centre *
* with Rise Against and The Gaslight Anthem
According to their biography, they were crowned Sheffield's "Best Unsigned Act" at the Exposed Magazine awards.
The band is currently on tour in their home country and currently offering a free download of "Ready to Burn" on their website, www.hot-soles.com.
27th June – DONCASTER – The Leopard
21st July – SHEFFIELD – Tramlines Festival @ The Leadmill
26th August – LONDON – Blues Kitchen
HOT AS SUN
Los Angeles' Hot As Sun is coming out with a new EP on June 19th, via Last Gang Records, look for a full length this fall.
Don't know if it's intentional, but if you say their name out loud, it sounds like 'hot ass sun'… Check out the Tokyo Police club remix version of "Come Come" on Soundcloud.
Go Outside is the third album from Vancouver's Hot Panda. It comes out July 17th via Mint Records.
Judging a book by its cover, I would say that this band doesn't take themselves too seriously, likes to have fun, and are not afraid to show off their berries and twigs.