Posts Tagged ‘Hot Flash Heat Wave’

January 11, 2018

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.10.2018

Featured selections – January 10th, 2018
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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January 11, 2018

I know we promptly shared this song when it first came out last year, but we’re so fond of Raindrop and this Bay Area band, Hot Flash Heat Wave, that we simply can’t resist featuring the new music video that’s arrived today too. Plus, we could really use the “heat” on a cold January day like this one. HFHW pairs their surfy, grunge-y garage rock tune, a treat this Pixies fan can’t help but love, with a splashy chromatic music video shot right here in San Francisco. As mentioned previously, sunlit twangs and saccharine 60s vibes abound on this stellar jam, which is lifted off Hot Flash Heat Waves’ sohphomore album Soaked, out now via OIM Records. Snag from Bandcamp, here.

May 2, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.28.2017 – 04.30.2017

Feature selections – April 28-30, 2017

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April 29, 2017

California went through quite a lot climate wise in the past few years. First, we had that nasty drought. Then, we had a spectacularly stormy season that even drove dams to near failure and left sections of the Pacific Coast Highway completely collapsed. For the most part, I think we’re done with rain for now. But we can make room for one more ‘raindrop’, courtesy of (and opportunely named) Hot Flash Heat Wave, especially since their latest song is such a chugging charmer of a surf rock jam. The San Francisco garage rockers, who I’m more than excited to see play the local stage at Live 105′s BFD festival come June, are quickly becoming one of my favorite Bay Area bands with their scuzzy hooks and confident riffs. They get some mega brownie points for reminding me of one of my all time favorite bands, the Pixies, with new song Raindrop, too. Sunlit twangs and saccharine 60′s feels make Raindrops an irresistible preview off Hot Flash Heat Waves’ sophomore album Soaked, due out June 2nd on OIM. Pre-order from Bandcamp, here.

March 31, 2017

San Francisco’s own scuzzy garage rockers Hot Flash Heat Wave have announced their second album. They plan on releasing Soaked on June 2nd via Oakland’s OIM Records, and they’re here to whet our appetite for that record with lead single Gold Years. Psych tinged, fuzzy glistening rock takes us on a languorous escapade. The slacker rock and dreamy pop found on Gold Years recaptures youthful memories of long, lazy summer afternoons. Gold Years’ video is lo-fi and surreal. It’s a fitting accompaniment to the bleached out, sun dappled tune. You can purchase Gold Years and pre-order Soaked now on Bandcamp.

January 3, 2017

When I first encountered French Boy, I wondered why I’d never heard of Natalio Bloom even though the solo musician hails from right here in San Francisco.

As it turns out, Natalio Bloom is a solo project by one of the four members of Hot Flash Heat Wave, and he’s certainly grabbed my attention with his new tune. French Boy is a squishy captivating indie electronic delight, one heavily inspired by the French electro scene yet sun kissed windy in an almost Day Wave like manner. Though French Boy’s melody is infinitely infectious and its babbling beat irresistibly contagious, there’s a wealth of dreamy nostalgia within its deeply throbbing depths. For more of Natalio Bloom’s music, head over to Soundcloud.

July 10, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.06.2016

Featured music – July 6th, 2016

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July 7, 2016

Esteemed local label OIM Reords is preparing to release the second edition of their compilation series on July 22nd, and the first single revealed from OIM Vol. II is a rock and roll jam from San Francisco’s Hot Flash Heat Wave. Bye Bye Baby is a lo-fi scuzzy breakup anthem. The four piece’s influences include Beach Boys, Santo & Johnny, and Weezer, and there’s certainly plenty of garage punk and surf rock vibes on their bristling jam. Hot Flash Heat Wave also unleashed a music video for the song today. The VHS styled video launches us right back into the past. For more about OIM Vol. II, head to OIM Records’ website or pre-order from Bandcamp.