Two members of The Swimming Pool Q’s (including group leader Jeff Calder) combine with two former members of an Atlanta-based group of the 1990s called Unminded to make up The Hot Place. The group’s ten-song debut album, The Language of Birds, is now out on tangerine-colored 12” vinyl, with a coinciding release show scheduled for Nov. 15th.
Led by singer/songwriter/bassist Lisa King, The Hot Place create striking, reflective pop-rock, dreamy and seductive with dashes of measured volatility. King is joined in The Hot Place by her onetime Unminded bandmate Mike Lynn along with Calder and his Pool’s Q’s comrade Robert Schmid. Additionally, guitarist Richard Lloyd, best known as a key member of pioneering New York City band Television, guests on two cuts.
Free to the public, a release party for The Language of Birds is being held Nov. 15th at Little Tree Art Studios, 2834 Franklin St. in Avondale Estates, just east of Atlanta. The event begins at 7 p.m. with an opening set from veteran Atlanta guitarist Kevin Dunn. Copies of The Hot Place’s record will be for sale.