Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Hot Joy - "Fingers On My Side"

Photo by Chris Bauer

When I first heard "Fingers On My Side" by Hot Joy, my first thought was that it reminded me of The Breeders' "Divine Hammer." At times it definitely does, especially with the line "I'm just looking for," but the St. Louis band's new single is much more than that. It's a joyful single that seems to plod along wherever it wants, like it's a warm but not too hot summer day and you don't have any concrete plans or responsibilities. Hot Joy are a fun indie rock band, which is something that can sadly be hard to find. "Fingers On My Side" also seems to have a little bit of a modern folk influence if you listen to it closely enough.

Austin McCutchen (guitar/vocals) says of the band's new song:

“It’s a sweet and simple song, about the surprise of finding out how authentic some of the smallest moments in life are, and a reminder that sometimes it’s a string of those smaller moments that make life seem so big."

You can watch the video for "Fingers On My Side" below. Small Favor is due out April 19. For more on Hot Joy, check out the band on Bandcamp and Instagram.

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