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- Posted on Apr 21st 2010 9:20AM by Robert Dabrowski
Frontman Steve Bays has produced the album himself after months spent learning how to engineer. In a statement released by the band, Bays explained, "We wanted to re-structure our approach ... starting with building a studio where we could do everything together -- rehearse, write, record, mix, hang out and pretty much play live."
Bays continued, "I had become uninspired by the old-school structure of rehearse, write, demo, wait for the label to give you money to record, tour and then do it again in two years."
He added, "I wanted to record way more often, have it sound way weirder, and make the demos the record. So, we built the studio, I taught myself how to engineer, and we spent months of working and playing until dawn every day. Now we have a new Hot Hot Heat record that is by far my favourite thing we've ever done."
The album -- the follow up to 2007's 'Happiness Ltd.' -- is out June 7 in the UK, and the band reckon that while it is full of the catchy melodies that shot them to fame with their 2002 debut, 'Make Up the Breakdown,' it also features some of their most left-field, experimental moments to date.
Bays describes the record as a, "pretty complicated party album," and says it's "packed with weird ideas and time signatures".
The band will be touring the UK later this year, but have yet to announce the dates.