Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat
Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat

Hot Hot Heat’s classic debut album, filled with smart, energetic, dance-punk hits, returns to vinyl with this fully remastered LP edition.

Following closely on the heels of their critically-acclaimed Knock Knock Knock EP, Make Up the Breakdown is Hot Hot Heat's first full-length, recorded with Jack Endino at Vancouver, BC’s Mushroom Studios (with engineering help from Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie). SPIN Magazine had this to say about Knock Knock Knock: “Some retro new wavers hang themselves on their own skinny ties. While their peers lip-sych to Cure 45s, these Canucks take subtler cues from early-‘80s synth disco. It’s not new-wave worship, it’s the sound of punk teaching itself to dance.” Make Up the Breakdown delivered on the promise hinted at on the EP. Hot Hot Heat (along with peers like Radio 4 and The Rapture) blended angular post-punk twitch with danceable pop, effectively (and finally) persuading white dopes on punk to get on the good foot in the early 2000s.

Hot Hot Heat

Make Up The Breakdown

Sub Pop
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Album artwork for Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat by Make Up The Breakdown - Hot Hot Heat
Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat
LP

£22.99

Die Cut Sleeve. Remastered.

Opaque Yellow

Released 02/12/2022Catalogue Number

SP1529

Hot Hot Heat

Make Up The Breakdown

Sub Pop
Album artwork for Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat by Make Up The Breakdown - Hot Hot Heat
Album artwork for Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat by Make Up The Breakdown - Hot Hot Heat
Album artwork for Make Up The Breakdown by Hot Hot Heat
LP

£22.99

Die Cut Sleeve. Remastered.

Opaque Yellow

Released 02/12/2022Catalogue Number

SP1529

Hot Hot Heat’s classic debut album, filled with smart, energetic, dance-punk hits, returns to vinyl with this fully remastered LP edition.

Following closely on the heels of their critically-acclaimed Knock Knock Knock EP, Make Up the Breakdown is Hot Hot Heat's first full-length, recorded with Jack Endino at Vancouver, BC’s Mushroom Studios (with engineering help from Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie). SPIN Magazine had this to say about Knock Knock Knock: “Some retro new wavers hang themselves on their own skinny ties. While their peers lip-sych to Cure 45s, these Canucks take subtler cues from early-‘80s synth disco. It’s not new-wave worship, it’s the sound of punk teaching itself to dance.” Make Up the Breakdown delivered on the promise hinted at on the EP. Hot Hot Heat (along with peers like Radio 4 and The Rapture) blended angular post-punk twitch with danceable pop, effectively (and finally) persuading white dopes on punk to get on the good foot in the early 2000s.