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New Hot Hot Heat Album Inspired by Tour Antics

Those bad boys of Canadian dance rock, Hot Hot Heat, are looking to go back into the studio this spring, singer Steve Bays tells After touring extensively in 2005 to support their most recent album, Elevator, Hot Hot Heat wants to spend some down time writing and recording in the new year. “We’ve got a month booked to just go write, which I think we’re all excited about,” Bays said, “and then maybe test ’em out just on tour, maybe in February, and then hopefully be in the studio for the spring.” Bays and the rest of the band already wrote some lyrics on tour, which the Muppet-haired singer describes as psychedelic. “You write differently in different cities,” Bays explained.

Hot Hot Heat’s videos promise to be psychedelic as well. The band was originally going to film a pirate-centric video in Spain for “You Owe Me an I.O.U” off Elevator, but according to drummer Paul Hawley, “We ended up going [to Spain] and just getting too wasted to make a video.” Guitarist Luke Paquin said that the band considered shooting the video in space, “but the logistics were pretty much impossible.” Now the band is comtemplating an underwater shoot. “Apparently that’s cheaper than space,” considers Bays — and less dangerous than pirates.

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