Hot Hot Heat's current aesthetic jelled when the band members replaced their original singer with Bays, who sang on both Breakdown and last summer's Knock Knock Knock EP. When he joined, he told them he wanted to meet the band's goals, and, by any account, they're getting there. Their single "Bandages," with its squirrelly Farfisa intro and wobbly bass line, is all over M2; they just opened for No Doubt in New York; and their next album, Scores One Through Thirteen, will be released by Warner Brothers. If you miss 'em this weekend at the Galaxy, you might be squinting at their haircuts from the back of Savvis next time.
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