Monday, July 24, 2006

Hot IQs

I woke up early yesterday morning and had no cigarettes. On my way out to the car I saw what must have been a 13 year old girl with bright red hair leaving the house of a 40-something guy that lives around the corner. She was completely messed up on cocaine or something similar and wiping her running nose. Her awkward shaking "hello" as we passed was disturbing. Sometimes the world is an ugly place but I hope she is sleeping it off somewhere safe now. That has absolutely nothing to do with the music besides the fact that the chorus of this song reminds me of that particular moment. This band is incredible and ready for mass distribution although it may not be what they want to hear. I wasn't sure whether or not to feature them since I was certain a sound like this would get constant radio play. They also have quite the music blog following but this was too good to pass up.

Hot IQs are what I would consider a fuzz-pop power trio and hail from the mountainous city of Denver, Colorado. I'm sure this is the first band I've featured from that town. I couldn't find a specific year they were formed but will make a big guess and say 2003?? Am I even close this time? They are former radio DJs that decided to take things to the next level and most people listening right now are probably glad they did. The Hot IQs website has info on the upcoming tour, music and a video for this song you HAVE to see and download. The band's MySpace page is good to hear more also. I haven't done it for a while so here is my ridiculous comparison. They sound like a cross between XTC and Naked Raygun... although it might just be me. To purchase the Hot IQs' music you will need to visit Morning After Records. My Monday is better already.

MP3: Firecracker


somone that knows the band said...

An even better place to purchase their album (and more) is their website!

Michelle said...

Aha, thank you for pointing that out, Mr/Ms. Someone - much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this band. I'm addicted to the Hot IQ's!!