Name a cool band from Oakland, CA. Metallica? Think again. The Hot Toddies are doo-wop bubblegum pop revivalists that proof that you can be cool and cute. Their album Smell the Mitten is picked with smart infectious tunes that are like a freak summer breeze in the cold winter.
Founded in 2004 by Heidi Bodeson and Erin Skidmore who tamed up as a songwriting unit they expanded into a quartet of pop prom queens who will the haunt the dreams of pubescent boys and lure the music lover's attention who can have a field day picking out all the influences the Toddies have internalized.
The Hot Toddies are currently in the proces of recording the follow-up that should be released in June 2009. Let's hope they stick to their low-tech production values. They might even go back to mono.
The Hot Toddies:
Heidi Bodeson: vox, bass, and guitar
Erin Skidmore: vox, guitar, and bass
Sylvia Hurtado: drums
Jessica Wright: vox, keyboard, guitar, and tambourine
Smell the Mitten is released on Asian Man Records.Tracks:
- Sugar Daddy
- The Surf Song
- Wet Dream
- What's Your Sign
- Anais Nin vs. The Pirates of Santa Cruz
- Rocker Girl
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