Edmonton's Hot Panda has been compared to everyone from the Talking Heads, to Daniel Johnson, Roxy Music and the Flaming Lips. In truth most writers simply get confused trying to describe the sound. This is probably because the band "...have yet to sit down and have the discussion that goes: "So, what should we sound like?"." Fortunately you don't have to read a bunch of reviews to find out what they sound like.
I'm very happy to announce that Hot Panda has added two songs to the podsafe download section of this site that means that you can download them, listen to them, share them with friends, podcast them and decide for yourself what bands to compare them to, or not.
I'm also happy to announce, on a closely related note, that Hot Panda's new website at HotPanda.ca is now up and running. Their new album, 'Volcano...Bloody Volcano' will officially be released on tomorrow (Feb. 10) and has won wide critical acclaim from MusicOHM, Herohill, Bumpershine, Altsounds and many others.
If you're in or around Edmonton, Alberta on Vanlentines day make sure you catch the 'Volcano...Bloody Volcano' CD Release party with guests the Whitsundays and Rah Rah! The Facebook Event Page is Here!