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Beginning as a noisy, synth-based combo in 1999, Victoria, British Colombia's Hot Hot Heat evolved into an aggressively catchy indie rock band two years later, when keyboardist Steve Bays took on the vocal duties, and guitarist Dante DeCaro joined their ranks. The group's new lineup -- which also featured founding members Paul Hawley on drums and Dustin Hawthorne on bass -- brought a newfound sense of melody and witty wordplay to their music, which they debuted on their 2002 EP Knock Knock Knock. The EP, along with tours with groups like the Walkmen and the Dismemberment Plan, paved the way for the full-length Make Up the Breakdown, which arrived in the fall of that year. An album of their earlier, noisier work, Scenes One Through Thirteen was also released on Ohev. The group rounded out a busy 2002 by signing to Warner Bros. shortly after Make Up the Breakdown's release. After touring for most of 2003, Hot Hot Heat spent the following year recording; that fall, DeCaro left the group. However, his work appeared on the resulting album Elevator, which Sire released in spring 2005. The album was nominated for a 2006 Juno Award, and that spring, the band -- which now included guitarist Luke Paquin -- returned to the studio to record 2007's Happiness Ltd. with producer Rob Cavallo. Parker Bossley was brought on board to play bass, and in 2008 and 2009, the band built their own studio and began recording their next album. Collaborating with Limblifter's Ryan Dahle as producer, they experimented with disco and electro influences on 2010's Future Breeds. That year, Bossley left and was replaced by Louis Hearn. Hot Hot Heat started making their fifth album and released the song "Mayor of the City" in 2013, but soon went on hiatus. During their time off, Bays started two new projects: Mounties, which also featured Dahle and singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman, released the 2014 Polaris Music Prize-longlisted Thrash Rock Legacy; and Fur Trade, a collaboration with Bossley that issued the album Don't Get Heavy in 2013. In 2016, Hot Hot Heat returned with the Record Store Day single "Nature of Things," as well as their final, self-titled album, which they recorded with Dahle. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
Hot Hot Heat

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    Hot Hot Heat

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    Future Breeds

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    Happiness Ltd.

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    Elevator

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    Make Up the Breakdown

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    Happiness LTD. EP

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    Goodnight Goodnight

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    Middle of Knowhere

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    Let Me In

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    Let Me In

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    Let Me In

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    Christmas Day in the Sun

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    Goodnight Goodnight

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    Goodnight Goodnight

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    Knock Knock Knock

    1 song

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    Kid Who Stays in the Picture

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    Future Breeds

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    Let Me In, Pt. 3

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    Future Breeds

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    21@12

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    Island of the Honest Man

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    Hot Hot Heat/Red Light Sting [Split LP]

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    Hot Hot Heat/The Red Light Sting [Split CD]

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    Make Up the Breakdown [Bonus Track]

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Top Songs by
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  2.   Bandages
  3.   Get in or Get Out
  4.   Christmas Day in the Sun
  5.   Goodnight Goodnight
  6.   Kid Who Stays in the Picture
  7.   Talk to Me Dance With Me
  8.   More for Show
  9.   Middle of Nowhere
  10.   21@12
  11.   5 Times Out of 100
  12.   Give Up?
  13.   le Low
  14.   You Owe Me an IOU
  15.   Eyes Ears Mouth
  16.   Goddess On The Prairie
  17.   No Not Now
  18.   Good Day to Die
  19.   Times a Thousand
  20.   Outta Heart
  21.   No Jokes - Fact
  22.   Shame on You
  23.   Alaskan Midnight Sun
  24.   YVR
  25.   Elevator
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