HotChaCha Release New Video for "Traffic" from "Fantastic Static" EP ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Thursday, December 09, 2010

HotChaCha Release New Video for "Traffic" from "Fantastic Static" EP

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HotChaCha Release New Video for 'Traffic' from 'Fantastic Static' EPIn today's iTunes-centric world, I'm always impressed when a band and a label make the effort to give the listener a reason to buy music. Too many record companies seem to have forgotten the experience of holding the product in your hands and having a defacto "object d'art". HotChaCha's latest EP "Fantastic Static" is available on a limited edition vinyl pressing (300 uniquely colored vinyl with unique screened jackets) through Exit Stencil's website.

On "Fantastic Static", the third release for HotChaCha on Exit Stencil Recordings, the energy of their riotous live show has been captured and recreated as close to perfectly as possible. Here you have the sound and feeling of a band that has been touring incessantly for the past three years---writing, living, and breathing together as one commanding unit---and winning over audiences and the media wherever and whenever they play.

Singer Jovana Batkovic continues to draw lyrical and linguistic inspiration from her multinational upbringing but more noticeable here is the confidence and tenor of her delivery---exuding a self-possession and presence on par with any of the Joan Jetts, Karen Os, and Chrissie Hyndes of the world.

With this 5-song EP, HotChaCha shows that it has grown into the complete package---a renowned live band that is able to harness that energy in a recorded format. "Fantastic Static" further serves as foreshadowing for things to come with HotChaCha’s follow-up LP, expected sometime early 2011.

The band just released a video for the song "Target" (below).