Hot Flash Heat Wave hail from San Francisco. They’re a pop-rock band who would have hit my Strokes/Weezer/Phantom Planet sweet spot back in 2002 (I mean that as a major compliment) and who are giving me pleasant memories of that era 15 years later. “Lonely Times” is a mid-tempo jam from their upcoming album Soaked, and singer-guitarist Ted Davis has this to say about it:
I wrote this song about a time in my life just after my first year at college in San Francisco. I had moved off campus into a cramped apartment with a few friends from the dorms, but after a while the situation got a little tense between us. I moved to the city on my own to chase my dream of pursuing music, but I found myself feeling totally alone and “drowning in the ocean” of life in the city. I kept at it, though, and pieces started falling into place. I joined the band, and through it all I’ve found a lot of the friends and community that I was missing. I wrote this song to remind myself to hold on to my dreams and keep pushing even when things look grim.
06/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
06/17 – Portland, OR – Black Water
06/18 – Davis, CA @ Davis Fest
06/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw
06/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
06/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Soda Bar
06/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ House Show
06/25 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
06/26 – San Antonio, TX @ The Paper Tiger
06/27 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
06/28 – Houston, TX @ The Satellite Bar
06/29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/30 – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
Soaked is out 6/2 via OIM Records. Pre-order it here.