It's official: My Old Kentucky Blog offshoot Roaring Colonel Records
has signed Hotfox, the now Bloomington-based band that graced the cover of NUVO last year, and will put out the band's new record, You, Me, and the Monster
, later this month. The album is a product of Eastside studio Queen Size Twin Air, with Tyler Watkins at the helm and featuring a cast of supporting characters from the local music scene, including Jon Rogers (Everything, Now!), Casey Tennis (Pravada) and Ryan Reidy (Thunders). The release show is July 29 at the Earth House with Slothpop and The Bonesetters supporting Hotfox.
A full album preview stream is already up on Bandcamp, embedded below:
Catch up with last year's cover story here. Since that piece was published, Hotfox was voted Bloomington's Best Local Band for 2010 by the readers of the Indiana Daily Student and has scored some prominent opening gigs, notably for Margot (at Earth House) and at MOKB Presents shows (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Bear Hands).
And here's an excellent live video of the band by the Monkey Eats Monkey team:
Hotfox - "Mount Wolfgoat" from MonkeyEatsMonkey on Vimeo.