• Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The Hot Place just successfully Kickstarted their new album, The Language of Birds on 180 Gram Audiophile Tangerine Orange Vinyl! We are going to release the record on No Big Wheel Records, May 31st, and we are taking vinyl orders now for a June 2014 ship out. Jump on board, because this is a limited edition run!

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Language of Birds​-​(​180 Gram Orange Vinyl 2014 Remaster) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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“20th Century’s” Fender Bass VI twang crosses cowboy with New Order. It’s a Vox AC-30 Tremolo spy groove that appears on Birds in stereo and mono versions.

LK: "I built the song around a tremolo part, with a vintage Fender Electric 12-string, and then came up with the main hook, which was a little solo part wielding my favorite guitar-The Fender Bass VI. There are a lot of analog synths on the song, and that repetitive drony keyboard was Jeff Calder's idea, for me to play a Clavinet through a Boss Phase Shifter. We wanted it to have an edgy spy feel to it, so adding the European police horns and marching boots at the end, really painted a picture. Tom Tapley mixed this track at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, and did an excellent job balancing all of the guitars, string pads, vocals and ideas."

We liked the song so much, we decided to ask Greg "Fern" Quesnel to mix the song in Mono. Our Mastering Engineer, Rodney Mills, was working at a time in the 1960s when recording was far simpler, with only 3 or 4 tracks of information. After tweaking “20th Century” for a while, he raised an eyebrow and said, “Lisa, I’m not sure if you were thinking in mono when you did this song.”


20th Century

I wish you were happy
I wish you were here
I wish you would love me to the door

I never thought I'd feel
The way I did before

20th Century's not the same anymore

Yesterday I woke up in the rain
Seems like everything's just the same

20th Century's not the same anymore

I wish you would love me
I wish you were here


from The Language of Birds​​-​​​(​​180 Gram Orange Vinyl 2014 Remaster), released May 31, 2014
Lisa King: Vocals, Fender VI solo, Tremolo guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Xylophone, Percussion; Jeff Calder-Guitars, Backing Vocals; Mike Lynn-Guitar and Robert Schmid: Drums.
European police car sample and boots by: DJ Gori
Produced by Lisa King & Jeff Calder
Recording Engineers: Steve Morrison, Tom Tapley, & C.J. Ridings at Southern Tracks and Lisa King at No Big Wheel Studios, Atlanta GA
Editing & Additional Recording: Tim Delaney at Electron Gardens, Atlanta GA

This track was mixed by Tom Tapley at Southern Tracks with additional mixing by Greg “Fern” Quesnel and Steven Morrison.
Mastered by Rodney Mills at Rodney Mills Masterhouse

© 2014 No Big Wheel Music/No Big Wheel Records



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The Hot Place Atlanta, Georgia

Lisa King has completed her debut album The Language of Birds. She calls her group The Hot Place. Inseparable from her Mosrite bass guitar, she also played a steamer trunk of vintage guitars & analog synthesizers. She co-produced the album with The Swimming Pool Q’s’ Jeff Calder at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta. Also featuring Mike Lynn and Robert Schmid & special guest Richard Lloyd. ... more

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