DANGERBIRD RECORDS SIGNS HOT HOT HEAT BAND’S FOURTH STUDIO LP DUE THIS SUMMER
Dangerbird Records is proud to welcome Vancouver’s Hot Hot Heat to their expanding family. “Hot Hot Heat arrived on our doorstep with the best album of their career,” reveals Jeff Castelaz, co-founder/CEO of Dangerbird Records. “When we heard the new record, we wanted them to be part of our gang. When we talked to them, and heard the determination and clarity of purpose in their voices, we had to have them.” The Silver Lake-based label will release the band’s fourth full-length, Future Breeds, this summer.
For frontman Steve Bays and his Hot Hot Heat bandmates, they knew they had found their new home immediately after their first meeting with the label. “Dangerbird got our vibe right away,” explains Bays. “Because of the kind of record we were making, we realized early on that we needed to finish the entire record before looking for a home for it, if they ‘got it,’ then we could talk. Also, they’re also just really cool people and that’s huge to us because, at the end of the day, they are essentially inviting us to join their family. We are pretty thrilled.”
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Hot Hot Heat first came to prominence in 2002 with their breakthrough debut LP, Make Up The Breakdown, an electrifying dose of urgent, dancey rock anchored by frontman Steve Bays’ characteristic yelp and highly infectious melodies. Over the years, the Canadian band has delivered their kinetic brand of rock and roll live to thousands, toured the world with bands such as Modest Mouse, Kings Of Leon, The Walkmen and Queens of the Stone Age, and released several albums, garnering praise from everyone from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone and Spin who described their sound as “aggressively exuberant funk-punk.”
The band’s latest album Future Breeds is a call to action. After leaving their previous label, the foursome stripped away all the unnecessary elements in their lives, built their own studio in Vancouver, and emerged renewed and recharged. The resulting record is at once propulsive and volcanic, and fueled, as ever, by candy-coated melodies that hurl you through Bays’ lyrical world.
Since its founding in 2004 by Jeff Castelaz and Peter Walker, Dangerbird has grown to include six divisions — records, management, music publishing, merchandising, licensing and a recording studio. The Dangerbird Records roster includes Grammy-nominated Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf, Minus the Bear, Darker My Love, Eulogies, Codeine Velvet Club and others. Dangerbird Management represents Eagles of Death Metal, The Fratellis, producer Tony Hoffer and others. Dangerbird’s licensing arm represents outside artists such as Portugal. The Man, Boxer Rebellion and others.