This snappy two-minute kiss-off is the debut major-label single from Canada's Hot Hot Heat. (Hooray for free music from major labels!) The band's sound is only a few steps removed from the bright, shiny, obnoxious pop punk stuff the kids are so into these days, but those few steps, filled as they are with the snapping-turtle energy of early Elvis Costello, the jittery precision of XTC, make all the difference in the world.
Daily Download: "Goodnight Goodnight," Hot Hot Heat, from "Elevator"
A snappy two-minute kiss-off
By Salon Staff
Published March 10, 2005 8:01AM (EST)
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