About The HOTcakes
New York, NY
Formed from a lucky coincidence of broken-up bands and trans-atlantic flights, The Hotcakes got together in 2007 with a shared desire to bring raucous, sexy rock'n'roll back to the streets of New York, and from there take it to the world. Their instantly arresting, driving sound is unafraid of classic roots (Blondie, Queen), yet never fails to be inventive and unexpected in its dark turns and disco twists. Propelled by singer Erin Marsz's blistering-yet-beautiful voice, The Hotcakes' songs are diverse tales of heartbreak, secret agents, ghosts and robots.
The Hotcakes eponymous 2008 EP has sold out its first pressing and garnered the band a licensing deal with MLB team The Cincinnati Reds to have “Paint the Town Red” become the team's new anthem. The song continues to receive major television and radio play, including MLB TV's "Hot Stove".
"The HOTcakes can best be compared to Blondie on steroids. Erin, their lead singer, has a voice that is powerful and will captivate you the entire show."
-Bootsy Collins, Metromix 9/18/09
“They’re really, really good. Erin’s beautiful, and the songs are amazing.”
-Moby, Magnet Magazine, 7/3/09