You Should Know Better By Now
The new full-length 'You Should Know Better By Now' from Maryland pop-rock band Hotspur picks up where their 2006 release 'Beta' left off, with soaring hooks, playful keyboard lines and boundless dance-floor energy--but with an added intensity, cohesiveness and maturity, while still creating experience centered around the idea of rock music being a fun time. Produced by Bryan Russell (Envy on the Coast, Straylight Run) and mixed by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail), 'YSKBBN' showcases Hotspur doing what they do best; dramatic and heartfelt melodies over broad soundscapes with crunchy pop-songwriting cores. Leading off the album is the single 'Chandelier,' a moody hook-laden track with intricate piano work and clever lyrics. The tracks vary between dance-floor stompers ('Never Asked For Love,' 'You Should Know Better By Now') and arena-sized anthems ('$$$,' 'Alphabetic File') but also show off their writing chops with ballad tracks like 'Too Young' and 'Heads/Tails.' 'You Should Know Better By Now' puts Hotspur on the map as one of the most dynamic and exciting young bands in the scene today; pick up a copy of the new album and find out why.