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You’ve probably noticed that we haven’t been posting much on the site lately. We’re just going through some restructuring right now and that is the reason for the hiatus. If you are interested in writing for Hot Shit, we’d love to hear from you via our Contact page. In the meantime, we aren’t leaving you music lovers dry; head over to our YouTube Channel to watch the latest music videos we deem worthy, or to our Soundcloud Likes page to check out our new favourite tracks, as we’ll be updating both lists daily. The site should be back up and running later this summer. Thank you for sticking around with us!

Video Premiere & Contest: Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii - Still Life

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We’re stoked to team up with Austin-based label Red Eye Transit once again to premiere Norwegian indie-electro duo (and an instant band crush of ours from the first listen) Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii's “Still Life,” the addictive title track from their four-song debut EP. The Thor Brenne-directed conceptual video was shot in an indoor parking lot in Oslo and sees a contemporary dancer cutting loose to Eyvind Brox’ wacky synthy beats and Marianne Stranger’s intoxicating sublime vocals. We are avid fans of this duo and of how effortlessly they bring out the wild dancers in us. Watch the video below and you will be too.

More exciting news: Red Eye Transit sent us 5 copies of the Still Life 12” to give away along with accompanying tote bags, as well as bottle-opener keychains and beer koozies (all shown below). To win one of the 5 packages, like us on Facebook and answer this question. Contest ends on June 28th inclusively, and we’ll pick 5 people randomly from the batch. Good luck all!

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CHVRCHES - Gun (official video)

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Last Friday, CHVRCHES released yet another video from their much anticipated debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, which, by the way, finally has a release date; it sees the day of light on September 23rd via Glassnote Records. The kaleidoscopic video for “Gun” was directed by data-mosher Pensacola. Watch it below.

Bonus: we went to see CHVRCHES play with Still Corners at Le National in Montréal last Saturday and took a few videos. Enjoy.

Foals - Bad Habit (official video)

Oxford rockers Foals have just unveiled a video for their latest single “Bad Habit.” Their experience with director Nabil Elderkin went so well with their last single “Late Night" that they re-enlisted him to visualize the NSFW video for "Bad Habit." The track is taken from their third album Holy Fire, available now via Transgressive. Watch it below.

Eyedress and Skint Eastwood - Nature Trips (official video)

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Manila-based Idris Vicuña, more commonly known as his chillwaver moniker Eyedress (as well as the lead guitarist of lo-fi garage pop outfit Bee Eyes), released an album with Skint Eastwood earlier this year called Hearing Colors via Phantasma Disques. We have yet to listen to it, but if the other tracks are on par with their new single “Nature Trips,” we’d definitely like to get our hands on that LP. Watch the video for “Nature Trips,” directed by Bee Eyes bandmate Julius Valledor, below.

Video Premiere: Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii - Kill Romance (official video)

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Norwegian natives Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii are the electronic duo that you didn’t know you wanted to bounce to ‘til now. They move with bravado while still retaining a demure tone to them. Made up of one part Marianne Stranger (vocals) and one part Eyvind Brox (synth/drums), they make danceable electro-pop music that rattles your brain with a rumbling bass and earworm hooks. After years of musical experimentation, the band formed in 2010 and the Still Life EP is their first official release on Austin label Red Eye Transit.

Today, we present you exclusively the video for “Kill Romance,” taken from the said EP. It was directed and shot by Thomas Holtermann Østgaard and set on location of visual artist Cecilie Lind's exhibition What the Fuck is Wrong with Visual Candy?. It’s a concept of paradoxes; the visually appealing and tasty look of Lind’s art juxtaposed with the ugly, hulking gorilla that lurks between shots. “As romance in first glance, it was candy for the eye, but fragile with easily breakable materials. The essence of the track was for me how something beautiful can turn ugly—love gone wrong…” explains Østgaard. “The video is a collage of symbols and expressions. In the same way as the exhibition you can look at it for quite a while and still find new details, but as someone said: what the fuck is wrong with visual candy?”.

You can watch the video, featuring the lovely Marianne Stranger and that aforementioned ugly gorilla, below. If you’re hungry for more, check out the tracks “Still Life” (stay tuned as we’ll be unveiling its video next week when we’ll be having our first ever giveaway contest!) and “Feathers,” both from the Still Life EP and embedded underneath the video.

Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii are currently working on their debut full-length in Oslo and will be embarking on a North America tour this fall.

Kate Boy - The Way We Are (official video)

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We love Swedish electro-pop quartet Kate Boy, but who doesn’t aside from Al Qaeda? That’s what we thought. While there is no release date penciled in yet for their much anticipated debut album, you can check out the self-directed video for their new single “The Way We Are” below. It’s available via IAMSOUND Records.

Poolside - Next to You (fan video)

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"Daytime disco" duo Poolside has got some serious fans, because stop-motion music videos don’t come easy. But that’s exactly what director Alexander Familian created to go with “Next to You,” taken from Poolside’s debut album Pacific Standard Time, available via Day & Night Recordings. Check out the offbeat video about a plug looking for its outlet-soulmate below.

Portugal. The Man - Atomic Man (official video)

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Portugal. The Man has cranked out another music video for the Danger Mouse-produced Evil Friends album, soon to be released on June 4th via Atlantic Records. No story in this David Vincent Wolf-directed vid… just jarring black-and-white visuals of the lead band members blinking and making weird facial gestures at the camera. But add some with weird graphic effects like missing frames and slow motion, and you get a vid that looks like messed up gifs on a site that won’t load fast enough. You Tumblr people definitely know what I’m talking about, right? Enjoy the trippy vid below.

Ms. Henrik - Mark (official video)

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Our favorite makeup-donning boy Ms. Henrik is back with another music video that’s hard to wrap your head around. “Mark” is the follow-up to his debut single “Doing It For The Man" and the first track off his incredible synth-pop Blue Velvet Frank EP. Director Lina Engborg brings to life a strange dream set in a cowboy saloon, with men wearing pearls and women in fishnets and Ms. Henrik in dark red lipstick in the middle of it all, crooning his heart out to this mysterious Mark. It’s a sight to see, and music you can’t miss out on. Watch the video below.