After announcing the release of their final, self-titled LP last month, Hot Hot Heat can share the video for lead off single ‘Kid Who Stays In The Picture’. The song, written by frontman Steve Bays about the importance of fighting to stay young at heart and holding on to your innocence for as long as you can, is classic HHH and serves as a fitting epitaph for one of Canada’s most influential bands of the 21st century.
Set to be released via Kaw-Liga Records on Friday June 24th, Hot Hot Heat is the sort of final album you’d expect from the band – one that is as pop hook-heavy as it is off-kilter and unpredictable.
Hot Hot Heat is a celebration of the fans who have supported the band throughout their successful career. It’s the final release from a band that has innovated the indie rock scene since 2002, when they shook dance floors with the release of their explosive debut album Make Up The Breakdown via legendary Seattle-based label Sub Pop Records.
Written between 2011 and 2014, Hot Hot Heat moves away from the experimental sensibility of 2010’s Future Breeds and looks back to their first two albums for inspiration. The idea was to be as natural as possible and get in touch with their inherent skill for songwriting.