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Inspired by a zany mix of British invasion and New Wave bands (The Zombies, Devo), Hot Hot Heat helped kick off the retro-rock revival of the early '00s with this debut. Juiced by frisky keyboards and spiked with blasts of punk, Make Up is anchored by "Bandages", a shimmying rocker that sounds like a dance party crossed with a game show. But the album is as erudite as it is fun: "This Town" borrows the mod stylings of The Jam, and "Aveda" has a sleazy Rolling Stones vibe.


Formed: 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canad

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Beginning as a noisy, synth-based combo in 1999, Victoria, British Colombia's Hot Hot Heat evolved into an aggressively catchy indie rock band two years later, when keyboardist Steve Bays took on the vocal duties, and guitarist Dante DeCaro joined their ranks. The group's new lineup -- which also featured founding members Paul Hawley on drums and Dustin Hawthorne on bass -- brought a newfound sense of melody and witty wordplay to their music, which they debuted on their 2002 EP Knock Knock Knock....
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