• 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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A walk down a California Boardwalk soaked in sunshine, Two Steps Ahead combines equal parts Nico and Brian Wilson.

LK: "This is a song I wrote in high school, and I've carried it around a really long time. I always imagined Nico or Lou Reed's vocal stylings on it, as I discovered the VU when I was in my teens. It's built around a Tele strum and my Mosrite bass, which I was cooking on Bill Wyman-style. Jeff adds slick slide guitar, Mike adds his Strat twang, and Robert goes Charlie Watts on the drums. We use the calliope-esque Portatiev, and to really give it a "boot", we bang a Tympani during the choruses. I think this song is infectiously happy, despite it's dark lyrical side, and it's a great joy to play live."



You know that when I walk I
Might be dead
And you know that when I call you I'm just
Two Steps Ahead

But the way you make me feel at night I
Just can't see
The way we see each other is so
Simple to me

La la la la la la la

We play with each other like
We don't feel much
But I know that occasionally yeah
When we touch

I see the ocean side and a
Pretty shore
You make me feel this and
So much more


from The Language of Birds​​-​​​(​​180 Gram Orange Vinyl 2014 Remaster), released May 31, 2014
Lisa King: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Portatiev, Hammond Organ, Xylophone, Percussion; Jeff Calder: Slide Guitar, Omnichord; Mike Lynn: Guitar; Robert Schmid: Drums. Steven Morrison: Vibes, Electric 12 String guitar.
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.

Mixed by Steve Morrison at Southern Tracks.
Additional mixing on "Birds" by Greg “Fern” Quesnel and Tom Tapley
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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