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by HotSocky

New-Tone Power-Pop-punk songs that combine raw guitars, addictive melodies, powerful vocals, and Queen-esque harmonies. Compared to bands such as Fountains Of Wayne, Deathray, Teen Machine, The Blondes, Redd Kross, Cheap Trick, XTC, and Guided By Voices.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Love's Sick
3:21 $0.99
2. Hang On
3:14 $0.99
3. Meltdown
3:07 $0.99
4. Time Bomb
2:53 $0.99
5. Cali Easy Living
3:11 $0.99
6. Put Me Down
2:44 $0.99
7. Ego
3:21 $0.99
8. Believe
3:17 $0.99
9. Panic
3:44 $0.99
10. Power Down
3:04 $0.99
11. Full of Love
2:24 $0.99
12. Tough Love
3:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
Kings of NYC Power Pop

Formed in 2001 on Manhattan's Lower East Side, HotSocky's mission is to make rock'n roll fun again. By combining infectious melodies, raw guitar-drive and over-the-top stage presence, HotSocky stand out as the premier act in today's New York City rock scene. The band's stripped down power-pop incorporates crunching staccato guitars which give way to big, hooky choruses that inevitably stick in your head for weeks.

Singer/guitarist Lattimer (formerly of Thin Lizard Dawn) creates the group's loud and creamy pop gems. "It's all about capturing beautiful accidents," he claims, flashing a wit and charm that also distinguishes HotSocky from other New York bands. Breathing life into these timeless wonders, Lattimer runs his semi-hollow bodied Gretch guitar through a Marshall stack, smoothly giving his intricate creations the illusion of three-chord pop songs.

Dynamic guitarist, Jerry Stereo, offers a thick layer of tone on his Guild Star-Fire Six and deftly gets the party started. Whether it's jumping, spinning, or just blasting away in his rocker stance, pounding out the power is what Jerry does best, both live and in the studio.

Throw in the booming, steadfast rhythm section of Adam Stahl and Chad Royce, and you've got a colossal rock foundation cradling Lattimer's addictive, soaring melodies.

This is the HotSocky enigma that inspired to declare the music "Grammy strength, radio ready, Top 40 power-pop rock n' roll. Labels wish they had bands this good! ...Jim Carroll and The Ramones meet Matthew Sweet."

HotSocky's high-energy tour de force is most reminiscent of 80's garage punk. They've also been compared to great acts, such as Queen, early-Who, The Replacements, Elvis Costello and Jimmy Eat World.

"This debut kicks some serious butt, baby! ... HotSocky's stream of pop consciousness includes: Fountains Of Wayne, Deathray, Teen Machine, The Blondes, Redd Kross. The spunky energy reminds me, too, of a perfect combination of The Hives and The Strokes all playing Matthew Sweet's best songs. All songs here are stunning and exhibit powerful, consistent hookery magic." - Bruce Brodeen

"HotSocky has more singles up their collective sleeve than a rich bachelor in a strip club. (Their) sound is like nothing on radio today, yet their raw garage music is consistent with a lot of the hot bands coming out of New York City right now. The difference is their potential for mass appeal which is quite evident here, because I'm convinced that HotSocky can write this ear candy in their sleep." -Mike Farley,

HotSocky recently recorded a full-length, self-titled release, available on and

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Lucky Monkey

Pure Pop Bliss!
The track "Time Bomb" gives me shivers...Hot Socky is not on the Verge of Greatness...They ARE Greatness! This CD is 12 songs of pop bliss!

Mr. Industry

An album you will not reget buying.
Hot Socky is a band that is so good you'll wonder why everyone doesn't know them yet. Well, don't worry, they will. There isn't a weak song on the album and at least five tracks that are absolutely incredible.

Mr. I


nice crunchy guitar pop without the excesses
More powerpop than Queen I think and thinner harmonies. Perhaps other 70s stuff, Raspberries, a smarter Kiss, with some new wave bounce and E Costello inflections here and there. I do get several different vibes, and not one sound, which I think is good, the variety. Put Me Down has the shout out chorus, last song Tough Love has the 70s sweet guitar flourishes brought on by hours of Abbey Road listening. Harder almost distorted despite digital guitars in the modern postgrunge way in most songs, some tendencies towards the anthemic, but plenty of pop melodies and some decent lines amongst the words, and enough quirks to not be boring. Tight stuff.


Band fallin' apart
Hot Socky was rockin' My socks off until Adam Strahl left the band!


Outrageously great
This is the kind of album that makes you despondent about the state of rock radio, because the record is so incredibly great that it should be in constant rotation and selling millions upon millions of copies (also try the Rosenbergs' Mission: You). The first three songs on the HotSocky CD are as good as anything I've heard in the last two years. It's a killer rock album with melodies you can sing and hooks that have you harmonizing in the shower and drumming on the gas pedal and the steering wheel.


Melodic Power Punk
Hotsocky is the real deal. Imagine Rooney and Fountians of Wayne had a baby that's what you get with this band. But better. Where did these guys come from? I don't know but I'm glad they're here! Awesome!


Killer, solid Pop album to Rock out to!
You spin a yarn about midgets and brothels in SanAntone and no one responds, but put HotSocky on the stereo and everyone wants to know "Who is this?" Search me, the pure adrenaline Pop/Rock, combined with a punky edge just turns chicks on I guess. "You gotta Believe in yourself, 'cause you got nobody else..."