Archive for the 'HotChaCha' Category
Tags: Noise Pop, Post-Punk
Genre: Post-Punk, Dark Pop, Noise Pop
Location: Cleveland, OH
Label: Exit Stencil Recordings
MP3: || “Naked Glass” ||
MP3: || “Bukarest” ||
In Cleveland, HotChaCha lives up to their reputation as the bad-ass all-girl quartet who will beat you up and steal your beer, but still be super nice about it. After their 2009 full-length debut, The Hardest Working Telescope and the Violent Birth of Stars, HotChaCha rode on the success of that album with a brand new EP, Fantastic Static. The album and EP exhibit a similar style of music, but the EP sounds bigger than any of their past music. Maybe it’s their transition into darker songs, maybe it’s from their shows with noise veterans A Place To Bury Strangers, or maybe it’s because they recorded this EP with dark-pop friends We Are Hex. It could be any of these, but I can easily say that the final product is their best to-date. Listen/download the first and third tracks from the EP, “Naked Glass” and “Bukarest,” above. The Gotta Groove-pressed recycled random-color 12″ vinyl with silk-screened artwork on recycled jackets can be picked up at one of their many shows, or directly from Exit Stencil.
P.S. They have an upcoming show on Halloween at Lafayette’s The Black Sparrow, stay tuned for a flyer!