Hot Cha Cha//The World's Hardest Working Telescope and the Violent Birth of the Stars
...late last year we came across Cleveland quartet Hot Cha Cha and immediately loved what we heard. Building off the buzz of last year's Rifle, I Knew You When You Were Just a Pistol EP, the band are gearing up for the release of their debut full-length, The World's Hardest Working Telescope and the Violent Birth of the Stars, due out in November via Cleveland's Exit Stencil Recordings. While the seductively brash delivery of Bosnian-born singer Jovana Batkovic easily draws attention, the band's ability to navigate through sugary synth pop as deftly as introspective, reverb-drenched guitar epics maintains attention well past the curiosity stage. Hot Cha Cha embraces the palate of new wave/post-punk of flavors currently in vogue, yet somehow manage to channel enough of the source material to devise a relevant re-interpretation all their own. As evidenced in their video clips below, the ladies also possess a healthy sense of humor that keeps them distinctly Midwestern. Tune in to The World's Hardest Working Telescope and the Violent Birth of the Stars now...
MP3: Hot Cha Cha "Ticket Away From Prague"
MP3: Hot Cha Cha "Baby Mammoth"