Somewhere in the intersection of Best Coast and Beach House lies HotKid, a Canadian three-piece electropop group who combine fuzzy surf rock guitar tones with distant vocals and ambient soundscapes. Their debut full-length album, Late Night Mornings, is out tomorrow. A combination of tracks produced by Adam King (Lowell) and pieces recorded at home, the 10-song album feels polished while retaining an air of DIY garage-rock.
On Late Night Mornings, vocalist and guitarist Shiloh Harrison, bassist Peter McIntosh, and drummer Robbie Butcher are experimenting with the elements of traditional pop and rock music to make high-energy tracks that are both catchy and auditorily intriguing. Harrison’s vocals echo and resonate From track to track, Late Night Mornings traverses winding indie-rock terrain while exploring tones and song structures.The album leads off with ‘Need a Friend,’ a melancholic tune heavy in bass guitar and kick-drum. Musically, Late Night Mornings reaches an apex with ‘Caught in the Light,’ a melody reminiscent of psychedelic rockers Darker My Love.
HotKid’s Late Night Mornings drops tomorrow, but you can stream the album in its entirety today on Impose.
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