Kings of NYC Power Pop
Formed in 2001 on Manhattan's Lower East Side, HotSocky's mission is to make rock'n roll fun again. By combining infectious melodies, raw guitar-drive and over-the-top stage presence, HotSocky stand out as the premier act in today's New York City rock scene. The band's stripped down power-pop incorporates crunching staccato guitars which give way to big, hooky choruses that inevitably stick in your head for weeks.
Singer/guitarist Lattimer (formerly of Thin Lizard Dawn) creates the group's loud and creamy pop gems. "It's all about capturing beautiful accidents," he claims, flashing a wit and charm that also distinguishes HotSocky from other New York bands. Breathing life into these timeless wonders, Lattimer runs his semi-hollow bodied Gretch guitar through a Marshall stack, smoothly giving his intricate creations the illusion of three-chord pop songs.
Dynamic guitarist, Jerry Stereo, offers a thick layer of tone on his Guild Star-Fire Six and deftly gets the party started. Whether it's jumping, spinning, or just blasting away in his rocker stance, pounding out the power is what Jerry does best, both live and in the studio.
Throw in the booming, steadfast rhythm section of Adam Stahl and Chad Royce, and you've got a colossal rock foundation cradling Lattimer's addictive, soaring melodies.
This is the HotSocky enigma that inspired virtualradio.net to declare the music "Grammy strength, radio ready, Top 40 power-pop rock n' roll. Labels wish they had bands this good! ...Jim Carroll and The Ramones meet Matthew Sweet."
HotSocky's high-energy tour de force is most reminiscent of 80's garage punk. They've also been compared to great acts, such as Queen, early-Who, The Replacements, Elvis Costello and Jimmy Eat World.
"This debut kicks some serious butt, baby! ... HotSocky's stream of pop consciousness includes: Fountains Of Wayne, Deathray, Teen Machine, The Blondes, Redd Kross. The spunky energy reminds me, too, of a perfect combination of The Hives and The Strokes all playing Matthew Sweet's best songs. All songs here are stunning and exhibit powerful, consistent hookery magic." - Bruce Brodeen www.notlame.com
"HotSocky has more singles up their collective sleeve than a rich bachelor in a strip club. (Their) sound is like nothing on radio today, yet their raw garage music is consistent with a lot of the hot bands coming out of New York City right now. The difference is their potential for mass appeal which is quite evident here, because I'm convinced that HotSocky can write this ear candy in their sleep." -Mike Farley, bullz-eye.com
HotSocky recently recorded a full-length, self-titled release, available on www.Cdbaby.com and www.notlame.com
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