The latest Gut Feeling Podcast is an interview with Hot Hot Heat/Fur Trade's Steve Bays!
Steve gets into the early history of Hot Hot Heat, whom just celebrated the 20th anniversary of their pop-tastic Make Up the Breakdown with a a deluxe, remastered re-release through Sub Pop Records.
He also dives into the jingling holiday spirit of Fur Trade's recent "Christmas in a Cage" single, which marks the first new music from the project in nearly a decade, and teases an upcoming full-length through Light Organ Records.
Steve also gets into: growing up in Victoria, BC; sneaking off to his first punk show at the age of 12; earlier hardcore and emo projects, including (Instill'), Missiles to Heaven, and Fuck You I'm Stealing Home; the self-recorded solo project that bridges the gap between Hot Hot Heat's insular keyboard hardcore and the rafters-reaching pop of Make Up the Breakdown; side shout-outs to Vue, the Walkmen, and high school classmate Nelly Furtado; and the literal buzz surrounding his current Tugboat Pl. Studio in New Westminster, BC.