If, like me, you aren't the biggest fan of the heat, this Canadian quartet will rocket you straight into sweater weather—at least for the length of their new EP.
On the surface, they remind me of METZ; they're noisy, they're intense, and they also hail from Toronto, but they've got more of a darkwave thing going on, somewhat akin to Soft Moon, except with more of an industrial edge (and the occasional female vocal). Though I love that whole "summer jam" concept, these unnamed players, other than founder Jude, offer up the opposite experience, so if you're looking to get a head start on a chilly winter jam, one of these five songs might fit the bill.
P.S. That old saw about how "it ain't the heat, it's the humidity" definitely applies in my case. I grew up in a dry climate, and humidity leaves me feeling damp and grumpy—much like the last time I visited Toronto, an otherwise lovely city. Except for that whole leaving-garbage-in-front-of-stores-overnight thing. That's gross.
HSY formed in 2011 as "Hussy." In July, they changed the spelling of their name—possibly to avoid confusion with the Hussy—but the pronunciation remains the same. Buzz Records releases the self-titled HSY EP on Sept 17.