One of the Bay Area’s favorite contemporary dream-pop rock and roll outfits Hot Flash Heat Wave have been keeping quiet over the winter, but a string of recent announcements over the last week tells us that they are starting to warm up for the summer.
Last week the surf-laden quartet released a new music video for the tune “Gold Years,” the first single off of their upcoming full-length sophomore record Soaked, due out on OIM Records on June 2. Check it out below:
According to an interview with Earmilk, Nathaniel Blum describes “Gold Years” as a song about exploring the “youthful bliss and mystery that carry on as we get older” and ultimately,”growing up too fast.” That sentiment was evident in the lo-fi music video of “imaginative scenarios that we had as kids, amplified to an absurd degree.”
On Monday April 3, HFHW announced on Facebook via DoTheBay their first hometown San Francisco show proper in a while. They will be opening a show for Lovely Bad Things this Thursday, April 6 at The Brick and Mortar Music Hall.
With a big professional leg up on Soaked from Jeff Saltzman, producer of The Killers‘ Hot Fuss, HFHW will be gearing up for a nationally spanning tour this spring as well.