Pin It
Favorite

'Future Breeds,' Hot Hot Heat 

Hot Hot Heat needs resuscitation — and this new album isn't it.

click to enlarge art15292.jpg

Since the brilliant one-two punch of Make Up The Breakdown and Elevator, Hot Hot Heat has had a rough go of it. Guitarist/songwriter Dante DeCaro left the band due to creative differences, and the band’s first effort without him, Happiness Ltd., was absolutely abysmal. On Future Breeds, Hot Hot Heat has a pulse, if only a faint one.

Songs like “21@12” may not fully capture the jangly brightness of early HHH, but it still has enough pep to carry the day. “Goddess On The Prairie” adds guitar spritzes for taste at the right places. The frantic “JFK’s LSD” also proves noisier is better on this album.

But there are still plenty of tracks that undermine HHH’s rejuvenation. “Times A Thousand” tries for the intentionally rambling rock feel, but just sounds sloppy. Songs including “Zero Results,” “Future Breeds” and “What Is Rational?” are so completely boring — there’s just nothing there.
Hot Hot Heat isn’t dead yet, but it’s certainly gotten quite cold.

DOWNLOAD: “Goddess On The Prairie”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Keepin' On
  • Keepin' On

    All around the Inland Northwest, the music scene continues to persevere
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Latest Puzzle
  • Latest Puzzle

    How the Broken Thumbs find themselves melding rock instruments and a computer
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Modern Cool
  • Modern Cool

    Jessica Hernandez kicks out new jams steeped in Detroit's musical roots
    • Dec 10, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Seth Sommerfeld

Most Commented On

  • Fresh Spin

    A local record shop is reincarnated under a new owner, giving this generation a taste of vinyl
    • Nov 25, 2014
  • Hairy Matters

    L.A. glam-metal pioneers Mötley Crüe are calling it quits, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
    • Nov 19, 2014
  • More »

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Film


Review


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation