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Hot Hot Heat is a Canadian indie rock
Indie rock
Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. Indie rock is extremely diverse, with sub-genres that include lo-fi, post-rock, math rock, indie pop, dream pop, noise rock, space rock, sadcore, riot grrrl and emo, among others...

 band formed in 1999 from Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. The city has a population of about 78,000 within the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria, which has a population of 360,063, the 15th most populous Canadian...

, British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and is known for its natural beauty, as reflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu . Its name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858...

, Canada
Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

.

Career


Dustin Hawthorne and Steve Bays had been in many different bands together since 1995 and met Hawley in 1998. In 1999, Hawley bought a Juno 6 keyboard
Roland Juno-60
The Roland Juno-60 is a popular analogue 61-key polyphonic synthesizer produced by Roland Corporation in the early 1980s and a successor to the slightly earlier Juno-6. Like its predecessor, the Juno-60 has some digital enhancements, used only for clocking the oscillators and for saving and loading...

 and asked Bays to try playing it, as no one else knew how. Hawley took over the drums from Bays and Hawthorne played bass. Matthew Marnik, who was a friend of the band, sang vocals. The band's original sound can be considered synthpunk
Synthpunk
Synthpunk is a music genre combining elements of electronic music and punk rock. The term was coined by Damian Ramsey in 1999 as an attempt to retroactively identify a small sub-genre of punk music from 1977 to 1984 that involved musicians playing synthesizers in place of electric...

.

The band soon changed direction to a more melodic, pop-influenced style, losing Marnik and adding guitarist Dante DeCaro
Dante DeCaro
Dante DeCaro of Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, is the former guitarist/songwriter of the Canadian band Hot Hot Heat. His inventive guitar parts were considered a crucial part of Hot Hot Heat's success with their first major label album Make Up The Breakdown...

. Strongly influenced by the New Wave
New Wave music
New Wave is a subgenre of :rock music that emerged in the mid to late 1970s alongside punk rock. The term at first generally was synonymous with punk rock before being considered a genre in its own right that incorporated aspects of electronic and experimental music, mod subculture, disco and 1960s...

 sound of 1980s bands XTC
XTC
XTC were a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1976 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" and "Senses Working Overtime" , but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical success.- Early years:...

, The Clash
The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, dance, and rockabilly...

, and Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello , born Declan Patrick MacManus, is an English singer-songwriter. He came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s and later became associated with the punk/New Wave genre. Steeped in word play, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader...

 and the Attractions
The Attractions
The Attractions were best known as the backing band for Elvis Costello between 1978 and 1986, and again from 1994 through 1996. They also released one album as an independent entity in 1980.-History:...

, the new lineup, with Steve on vocals, quickly released a series of 7" singles and toured extensively in Canada and the American Pacific Northwest, joining up with similarly-styled indie rock bands such as Les Savy Fav
Les Savy Fav
Les Savy Fav is a New York City indie rock band. Their style is influenced by art rock and post-hardcore. The group is known for the stage presence of lead singer Tim Harrington...

, The French Kicks, Radio 4
Radio 4 (band)
Radio 4 is a band from Brooklyn who formed in 1999. They claim that their sound, which has been described as "danceable punk", is "made in New York, is about New York, and sounds like New York"....

, Ima Robot
Ima Robot
-Band history:Ima Robot formed in the late 1990s, after vocalist Alex Ebert's band The Lucky 13's broke up, and became successful in the early 2000s after signing with Virgin Records. The band's other original members were Timmy "the Terror" Anderson, Oligee, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and the prolific...

, and Pretty Girls Make Graves
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Pretty Girls Make Graves was an art punk band, formed in Seattle in 2001, named after The Smiths song of the same name...

, and opening for established Canadian rockers Sloan
Sloan (band)
Sloan is a Toronto-based alternative rock quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their 20-year tenure Sloan has released 10 LPs , two EPs, a live album, a "best of" collection and no less than thirty singles...

 on a national tour.

The band's touring exposure attracted the interest of Seattle record label Sub Pop
Sub Pop
Sub Pop is a record label founded in 1986 by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman in Seattle, Washington. Sub Pop achieved fame in the late 1980s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the Seattle music scene...

, who signed Hot Hot Heat in 2001, leading to the early 2002 release of EP Knock Knock Knock, produced in part by Chris Walla
Chris Walla
Christopher Walla is an American musician and music producer, most notable for being the guitarist for the band Death Cab for Cutie. He is also a former DJ of KCWU, 88.1 The Burg...

 of Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band consists of Ben Gibbard , Chris Walla , Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr ....

. Although Hot Hot Heat got its start as a hardcore band, by the time it made contact with Sub Pop, its sound had mutated into what would soon be known as dance-punk. The band stood at the forefront of a movement that would explode on the indie rock scene within another year. That release was followed up quickly by the band's first full-length release, Make Up the Breakdown
Make Up the Breakdown
Make Up the Breakdown is the debut mass-produced album by Hot Hot Heat, following the release of the Knock Knock Knock EP. It was released on October 8, 2002...

, produced by Nirvana
Nirvana (band)
Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987...

 and Soundgarden
Soundgarden
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto...

 producer Jack Endino
Jack Endino
Jack Endino is a producer and musician based in Seattle. Long associated with Seattle label Sub Pop and the grunge movement, Endino worked on seminal albums from bands such as Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and Nirvana...

.

That album quickly found critical acclaim, and its singles "Bandages" and "Talk to Me, Dance With Me" received regular airplay on MTV
MTV
MTV, formerly an initialism of Music Television, is an American network based in New York City that launched on August 1, 1981. The original purpose of the channel was to play music videos guided by on-air hosts known as VJs....

 and radio, including influential Los Angeles, California station KROQ-FM
KROQ-FM
KROQ-FM — branded 106.7 KROQ — is a commercial modern rock radio station licensed to Pasadena, California serving the Greater Los Angeles. The call sign is pronounced "kay rock." It is the flagship station of Loveline hosted by Dr...

, on whose charts both reached No. 1.

However, their track "Bandages" was removed from radio in the UK, from the playlist at BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1 is a British national radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7:00pm including electronic dance, hip hop, rock...

, in the light of the war in the Middle East. This was thought to have hindered its position at #25 in the UK charts. The track had been on the B list on the station, guaranteeing 15 plays a week and a potential audience of millions. It was removed because of a "prevalence of the word 'bandages' in the song", a spokesperson said.

In 2003 the band re-released the 2001 album of tracks recorded prior to their Sub Pop recordings, Scenes One Through Thirteen, on the OHEV Records label. Reflecting the band's transition period between their original sound and the present, and thus very much unlike what fans had heard on Knock Knock Knock and Make Up the Breakdown.

In 2004 Make Up the Breakdown
Make Up the Breakdown
Make Up the Breakdown is the debut mass-produced album by Hot Hot Heat, following the release of the Knock Knock Knock EP. It was released on October 8, 2002...

won "Favourite Album" at the Canadian Independent Music Awards by popular vote. Guitarist Dante DeCaro announced his departure from the band in October 2004, but stayed to complete their next album, and in 2005 joined Montreal
Montreal
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...

 band Wolf Parade
Wolf Parade
Wolf Parade is an indie rock band formed in 2003 from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band is currently on an indefinite hiatus as of May 31, 2011.-History:...

. That album Elevator, the band's major label debut, was released commercially by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., also known as Warner Bros. Pictures or simply Warner Bros. , is an American producer of film and television entertainment.One of the major film studios, it is a subsidiary of Time Warner, with its headquarters in Burbank,...

 In April 2005, Dante handed guitar duties over to replacement Luke Paquin when the band started their 2005 tour.

In 2005, the band opened for Weezer
Weezer
Weezer is an American alternative rock band. The band currently consists of Rivers Cuomo , Patrick Wilson , Brian Bell , and Scott Shriner . The band has changed lineups three times since its formation in 1992...

 and Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of his previous band. The band got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War...

 on the "Foozer Tour".

Hot Hot Heat played an opening set for American synth rock group The Killers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, where concerts are given in the open-air amphitheatre. There is a large, tilted, disc-shaped rock behind the stage, a huge vertical rock angled outwards from stage right, several large outcrops angled outwards from stage left and a...

 on May 17, 2007. However, The Killers were forced to pull out after three songs because lead singer Brandon Flowers
Brandon Flowers
Brandon Richard Flowers is an American musician, best known as the frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers. He has also released a solo album titled Flamingo.-Early life:...

 was suffering from bronchitis.

The follow-up to Elevator, Happiness Ltd.
Happiness Ltd.
Happiness Ltd. is Hot Hot Heat's third album, and second major release since signing with Sire Records. The album was released on September 11, 2007...

, was released on September 11, 2007. In late March 2007, the band posted the song "Give Up?" on their MySpace
MySpace
Myspace is a social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake. Myspace launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. In August 2011, Myspace had 33.1 million unique U.S. visitors....

 page as a sample of the album, and it was released on iTunes as a single on May 15. A second single entitled "Let Me In" was released on July 16.

Hot Hot Heat toured in 2007 with Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol are an alternative rock band from Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. Formed at the University of Dundee in 1994 as an indie rock band, the band is now based in Glasgow...

 as their opening act on the U.S. leg of their summer tour. Their headlining tour of Germany, Canada and U.S. started September 3, 2007.

"Let Me In" debuted on KROQ-FM
KROQ-FM
KROQ-FM — branded 106.7 KROQ — is a commercial modern rock radio station licensed to Pasadena, California serving the Greater Los Angeles. The call sign is pronounced "kay rock." It is the flagship station of Loveline hosted by Dr...

 at number 8. On August 8, 2007, the music video for "Let Me In" premiered on Myspace
Myspace
Myspace is a social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake. Myspace launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. In August 2011, Myspace had 33.1 million unique U.S. visitors....

 Music. Also, on September 6, 2007, Hot Hot Heat posted their new album on their MySpace
MySpace
Myspace is a social networking service owned by Specific Media LLC and pop star Justin Timberlake. Myspace launched in August 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. In August 2011, Myspace had 33.1 million unique U.S. visitors....

.

The band spent most of 2008/2009 recording and constructing their own studio and thrashing their take on what they do with best- synth-trashed, dance-throbbed anthems. Experimenting with 5/4 disco grooves and electro loops they went into the studio with producer/musician Ryan Dahle
Ryan Dahle
Ryan Dahle is a Canadian musician, best known for his contributions to the bands Age of Electric, Nasty Tryxx and Limblifter, each of which have scored several major radio hits.-The Age of Electric:...

 from Limblifter
Limblifter
Limblifter is a Canadian alternative rock group from Vancouver, formed in 1996.-History:The group was originally formed by brothers Ryan Dahle and Kurt Dahle, as a side project from their main band, Age of Electric, along with a third member, Ian Somers...

/Age of Electric
Age of Electric
Age of Electric was a Canadian alternative rock band in the 1990s.The band, consisting of two pairs of brothers, formed in Lanigan, Saskatchewan in 1989. The members were guitarists Ryan Dahle and Todd Kerns, bassist John Kerns and drummer Kurt Dahle. Ryan, Todd and Kurt all contributed vocals as...

 awhile doing a brief Canadian tour opening for Bloc Party
Bloc Party
Bloc Party are a British Indie rock band, composed of Kele Okereke , Russell Lissack , Gordon Moakes , and Matt Tong...

. Parker Bossley (from Fake Shark - Real Zombie!
Fake Shark - Real Zombie!
Fake Shark – Real Zombie! is a Canadian dance punk band. Formed in 2005, their musical style combines elements of IDM and post-hardcore. The name is a reference to Lucio Fulci's film Zombi 2, where a real shark and a zombie engage in combat.-History:...

) also became their newest bassist. Their latest album, Future Breeds
Future Breeds
Future Breeds is Hot Hot Heat's fourth studio album, released on June 8, 2010 under Dine Alone Records. It is the first album with new bassist Parker Bossley, from Fake Shark – Real Zombie!-Background:...

 was released June 8, 2010 through their current label Dine Alone Records
Dine Alone Records
Dine Alone Records is a Canadian independent Record Label founded by Joel Carriere. The Label specializes in a wide range of alternative rock. Dine Alone was until recently closely associated with Distort Entertainment's president Greg Below.-History:...

. To build anticipation for the release the band performed residencies at small clubs in NY (Public Assembly in May), and in LA (Bootleg Theater in June).

Members

  • Steve Bays - Vocals/Keyboards (1999–present)
  • Paul Hawley - Drums (1999–present)
  • Luke Paquin - Guitar(2005–present)
  • Louis Hearn - Bass (2010–present)

Former

  • Dante DeCaro
    Dante DeCaro
    Dante DeCaro of Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, is the former guitarist/songwriter of the Canadian band Hot Hot Heat. His inventive guitar parts were considered a crucial part of Hot Hot Heat's success with their first major label album Make Up The Breakdown...

     - Guitar (1999–2005)
  • Dustin Hawthorne - Bass(1999–2008)
  • Matthew Marnik - guitar & vox (1999–2000)
  • Parker Bossley - Bass (2008–2010)

Film

  • "Goodnight, Goodnight" was in the movie John Tucker Must Die
    John Tucker Must Die
    John Tucker Must Die is a 2006 American high school comedy romance film, directed by Betty Thomas.The film is about a trio of girls who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and pledging each is "the one"...

    .
  • "5 Times Out Of 100" appears in the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 is a 2008 sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The original cast , return to star in the movie, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri...

    .
  • "No, Not Now" was on the soundtrack for the movie The Shaun White Album.
  • "Give Up?" is featured on the soundtrack for the film Sex Drive
    Sex Drive (film)
    Sex Drive is a 2008 sex comedy film about a high school graduate who goes on a cross-country road trip to hook up with a girl he met online. It is based on the novel All the Way, by Andy Behrens. The film was directed by Sean Anders, and stars Josh Zuckerman, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew, and Katrina...

    .
  • Singer Steve Bays was featured in the 2010 documentary "Open Your Mouth And Say... Mr. Chi Pig"

Television

  • Hot Hot Heat wrote and perform the theme song "Who You Calling Kid?" from the YTV sitcom, Mr. Young
    Mr. Young
    Mr. Young is a Canadian television series that premiered on March 1, 2011 on YTV. The series is shot in front of a live audience in Burnaby, British Columbia....

    , which premiered on March 1, 2011 and is currently filming its second season.
  • Hot Hot Heat appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. They performed "Let Me In" from Happiness Ltd..
  • On September 7, 2007, Hot Hot Heat appeared as the musical guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and comedy performances. Late Night aired weeknights at 12:37 am...

    , performing "Let Me In".
  • "Let Me In" was featured on an episode of House
    House (TV series)
    House is an American television medical drama that debuted on the Fox network on November 16, 2004. The show's central character is Dr. Gregory House , an unconventional and misanthropic medical genius who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in...

    .
  • In the show What I Like About You
    What I Like About You (TV series)
    What I Like About You is an American television sitcom set mainly in New York City, following the lives of two sisters, Valerie Tyler and Holly Tyler . The series ran on The WB Television Network from September 20, 2002, to March 24, 2006, with a total of 86 episodes produced...

    , Holly has a Hot Hot Heat poster in her bedroom.
  • "Middle of Nowhere" is played in an episode of One Tree Hill
    One Tree Hill (TV series)
    One Tree Hill is an American television drama created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003, on The WB Television Network. After its third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW Television Network, and, since September 27, 2006, the network has been the official broadcaster...

    .
  • In 2008, they made an appearance on the Nickelodeon television show "Yo Gabba Gabba".
  • "Middle of Nowhere" is played in an episode of Psych
    Psych
    Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network. It stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose "heightened observational skills" and impressive detective instincts...

    .
  • "Let Me In" was featured on and episode of the hills, season 4.
  • "Picking It Up" was featured in two episodes of Psych
    Psych
    Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network. It stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose "heightened observational skills" and impressive detective instincts...

    .
  • "Implosionatic" was featured in an episode of Psych
    Psych
    Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network. It stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young crime consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose "heightened observational skills" and impressive detective instincts...

    .
  • "Picking It Up" was featured in an episodes of Raising Hope
    Raising Hope
    Raising Hope is a television comedy program first aired on September 21, 2010 on Fox. The series airs on Tuesdays at 9:30 pm. On January 10, 2011, Fox renewed Raising Hope for a second season, which premiered on September 20, 2011....

    .
  • "Implosionatic" was featured in an episode of Awkward..

Television Commercials

  • "No, Not Now" is the background song for a television advertisement for Rimmel London
    Rimmel
    Rimmel is a cosmetics brand, now owned by Coty, Inc.. The House of Rimmel was originally founded by Eugene Rimmel in 1834 in Regent Street, London, UK....

     called "Kate's Look" featuring Kate Moss
    Kate Moss
    Kate Moss is an English model. Moss is known for her waifish figure and popularising the heroin chic look in the 1990s. She is also known for her controversial private life, high profile relationships, party lifestyle, and drug use. Moss changed the look of modelling and started a global debate on...

    .
  • "Elevator" was featured on an Absolut Vodka
    Absolut Vodka
    Absolut Vodka is a brand of vodka, produced near Åhus, Skåne, in southern Sweden. Since July 2008 the company has been owned by the French firm Pernod Ricard who bought V&S Group from the Swedish government....

     television commercial.
  • "Elevator" was featured on the BBC's
    BBC
    The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...

     television coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics
    2006 Winter Olympics
    The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games, the first being the VII Olympic Winter...

     in Turin
    Turin
    Turin is a city and major business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River and surrounded by the Alpine arch. The population of the city proper is 909,193 while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat...

    .
  • "Bandages" was featured on a Nokia
    Nokia
    Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications corporation that is headquartered in Keilaniemi, Espoo, a city neighbouring Finland's capital Helsinki...

     television commercial.
  • "Implosionatic" Was featured on a Bell Canada
    Bell Canada
    Bell Canada is a major Canadian telecommunications company. Including its subsidiaries such as Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL Internet services in most of Canada east of Manitoba and in the northern territories,...

     television commercial.

Video Games

  • "You Owe Me an IOU" appears on the soundtrack to the video game EA Sports
    EA Sports
    EA Sports is a brand of Electronic Arts that creates and develops sports video games. Formerly a marketing gimmick of Electronic Arts, in which they tried to mimic real-life sports networks by calling themselves "EA Sports Network" with pictures or endorsements of real commentators such as John...

     MVP Baseball 2005
    MVP Baseball 2005
    MVP Baseball 2005 is a baseball video game developed and published by Electronic Arts. It features former Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez on its game cover. The game features full Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, and Major League Baseball Players Association licenses. It...

    .
  • "Pickin' It Up" appears in the video game Madden NFL 06
    Madden NFL 06
    Madden NFL 06 is an American football video game which was released on August 8, 2005. It is also a launch game for the Xbox 360. It is the 16th installment of the Madden NFL series by EA Sports, named for noted color commentator John Madden. The product features former Philadelphia Eagles...

  • "Pickin' It Up" appears in the video game SSX on Tour
    SSX on Tour
    SSX on Tour is a skiing and snowboarding game, the fourth title in the SSX series of video games for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSP and Xbox. The game was developed under the working title SSX 4. It was released in North America on October 11, 2005, In the PAL region on October 21, 2005 and in...

  • "Talk to Me, Dance With Me" is on NHL 2K7.
  • "Island of the Honest Man" is on Project Gotham Racing 3
    Project Gotham Racing 3
    Project Gotham Racing 3 is an arcade-style racing game that was released with the launch of the Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005 for the US market and December 2, 2005 in Europe, and was released on January 12, 2006 in Japan. Developed by Bizarre Creations, it is the third installment in the Project...

    .
  • "My Best Fiend" is featured in the video game MLB 08 The Show.
  • "Give Up?" is featured on the soundtrack for the video game Burnout Dominator
  • "Let Me In" is featured on the in-game radio for Saints Row 2
    Saints Row 2
    Saints Row 2 is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Volition, Inc. and published by THQ for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 systems. It is the second title in the Saints Row series, after the release of Saints Row in 2006. It is succeeded by Saints Row: The...

    .
  • "Implosionatic" is featured on Gran Turismo 5
    Gran Turismo 5
    is the fifth edition of the Gran Turismo racing video game series. Developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, it was released for PlayStation 3 on November 24, 2010...


Other

  • Hot Hot Heat was the mystery band in the Vancouver
    Vancouver
    Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is the hub of Greater Vancouver, which, with over 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country,...

     Molson
    Molson
    Molson-Coors Canada Inc. is the Canadian division of the world's fifth-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company. It is the second oldest company in Canada after the Hudson's Bay Company. Molson's first brewery was located on the St...

     Canadian Rocks "Revealed" contest.
  • "Bandages" was featured on the National Lacrosse League's
    National Lacrosse League
    The National Lacrosse League is a men's professional indoor lacrosse league in North America. It currently has nine teams; three in Canada and six in the United States. Unlike other lacrosse leagues which play in the summer, the NLL plays its games in the winter and spring. Each year, the playoff...

     video, "War on the Floor"
  • "Bandages" is available in the Rock Band
    Rock Band
    Rock Band is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems, published by MTV Games and Electronic Arts. It is the first title in the Rock Band series. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were released in the United States on November 20, 2007, while the PlayStation 2 version was...

    series as downloadable content.

Albums

  • Make Up the Breakdown
    Make Up the Breakdown
    Make Up the Breakdown is the debut mass-produced album by Hot Hot Heat, following the release of the Knock Knock Knock EP. It was released on October 8, 2002...

    (2002)
  • Elevator (2005)
  • Happiness Ltd.
    Happiness Ltd.
    Happiness Ltd. is Hot Hot Heat's third album, and second major release since signing with Sire Records. The album was released on September 11, 2007...

    (2007)
  • Future Breeds
    Future Breeds
    Future Breeds is Hot Hot Heat's fourth studio album, released on June 8, 2010 under Dine Alone Records. It is the first album with new bassist Parker Bossley, from Fake Shark – Real Zombie!-Background:...

    (2010)

Singles

Year Title Peak Chart Positions Album
US Mod US Pop
Pop 100
The Pop 100 was a songs chart that debuted in February 2005 and was released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States until its discontinuation in 2009...

UK
UK Singles Chart
The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official Charts Company on behalf of the British record-industry. The full chart contains the top selling 200 singles in the United Kingdom based upon combined record sales and download numbers, though some media outlets only list the Top 40 or the Top 75 ...


2003 "Bandages
Bandages (song)
"Bandages" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Hot Hot Heat and is from their first album, Make Up the Breakdown. The song was released in the UK and US as the first single from Make Up the Breakdown on March 23, 2003. It reached number 25 in the UK. It was released as downloadable content for...

"
19 25 Make Up the Breakdown
Make Up the Breakdown
Make Up the Breakdown is the debut mass-produced album by Hot Hot Heat, following the release of the Knock Knock Knock EP. It was released on October 8, 2002...

"No, Not Now
No, Not Now
"No, Not Now" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Hot Hot Heat and is taken from their first album, Make Up the Breakdown. The song was released in the UK as the second single from the album on July 28, 2003. It reached number 38 in the UK Singles Chart....

"
38
"Talk to Me, Dance with Me
Talk to Me, Dance with Me
"Talk to Me, Dance with Me" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Hot Hot Heat from their first album, Make Up the Breakdown. The song was released in the U.S. as the third single from the album on November 3, 2003. It reached number 33 on the Alternative Songs chart.-CD1:# Talk to Me, Dance with...

"
33 78
2005 "Island of the Honest Man" Elevator
"Goodnight Goodnight
Goodnight Goodnight
"Goodnight Goodnight" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Hot Hot Heat and is from their second album, Elevator. The song was released in the UK and US as the first single from Elevator on May 16, 2005. It reached number 36 in the UK Singles Chart. and number 27 on the Alternative Songs chart in...

"
27 73 36
"Middle of Nowhere" 23 47
"Christmas Day in the Sun" Non-album single
2007 "Give Up?" Happiness Ltd.
Happiness Ltd.
Happiness Ltd. is Hot Hot Heat's third album, and second major release since signing with Sire Records. The album was released on September 11, 2007...

"Let Me In
Let Me In (Hot Hot Heat song)
"Let Me In" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Hot Hot Heat, releasd as the second single from their third studio album, Happiness Ltd.. It was released in the UK and the US as a downloadable single on September 3, 2007. The song was featured on the soundtrack for Saints Row 2. It reached a peak...

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"Harmonicas & Tambourines"
2010 "21@12" Future Breeds
Future Breeds
Future Breeds is Hot Hot Heat's fourth studio album, released on June 8, 2010 under Dine Alone Records. It is the first album with new bassist Parker Bossley, from Fake Shark – Real Zombie!-Background:...

"Goddess on the Prairie"

EPs

  • Hot Hot Heat four song 7" (1999)
  • Hot Hot Heat Split the Red Light Sting (2000)
  • Hot Hot Heat three song 7" (2001)
  • Knock Knock Knock (2002)

See also


  • Music of Vancouver
    Music of Vancouver
    Vancouver, a city in British Columbia, is one of the major cultural centres of Canada. The music of Vancouver is diverse, representing the many peoples that live in the city, ranging from classical and modern avant-garde orchestras and composers through a wide range of pop, rock, rap, jazz, world...

  • Canadian rock
    Canadian rock
    Canadian rock describes a wide and diverse variety of music produced by Canadians, beginning with American style rock 'n' roll in the mid-20th century. Since then Canada has had a considerable impact on the development of the modern popular music called rock...

  • List of Canadian musicians
  • List of bands from Canada
  • List of bands from British Columbia
  • :Category:Canadian musical groups

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