In 1995, Steve Bays, a British Columbian with a curly mop of hair and a dream, started a rock 'n' roll act with dance influences. Bays somehow ended up playing synthesizer with the new group and a friend of the band sang the vocals. Eventually, they dumped the friend, added Dante DeCaro (now with Wolf Parade) to add his jagged take on the guitar, and moved Bays over to the role of singer. The band, called Hot Hot Heat, played around with some heavier post-hardcore stuff, but eventually settled into a heavy, synth-driven version of post-punk, touring with Canadian alt-gods Sloan and eventually... More >>>