What’s on our iPod: Hot Hot Heat

Just in time for their long-awaited North American tour, Canadian indie rockers Hot Hot Heat have released their third major album. Long-time fans of the band will be satisfied with danceable and clever tracks like “My Best Fiend” and the lead-off single “Let Me In,” but there is nothing repetitious about this album. This is the band’s most adventurous and experimental album yet frontman Steve Bays said. From the intensity of the title track to the steadier-paced, re-recorded “5 Times Out Of 100,” Hot Hot Heat explores some different sounds set to the underlying theme of heartbreak. That’s not to say the album is depressing; following in their previous tradition, Hot Hot Heat delivers a record that is still fun to listen to.

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