Props to Hot IQs for being featured on Spin.com's home page. The link, which has now moved below the fold after being front-and-center earlier this afternoon, features a photo of the band along with a short blurb urging visitors to download "Duck and Cover," from the act's latest effort. Released on the IQs' own imprint, Yaw Action Records, The Dangling Modifer EP -- reviewed last November by Michael Roberts and included in 2006's Moovers and Shakers -- hit shelves nationally today.
The Spin page contains a glowing notice asserting that Modifer is chockful of songs that "make you want to dance through an avalanche" (nice allusion to Colorado, eh) and gives Elaine Acosta the by-now-obligatory nod as the "hot female drummer."
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(Sigh.) Is it too much to ask that for once someone acknowledges Acosta's musical ability, rather than just wagging his tongue at her? Believe it or not, the IQs' resident hottie is actually a pretty decent timekeeper.
Anyhow, again, congrats to Hot IQs for getting some dap nationally. After enjoying them as a hometown favorite for years, it's cool to see folks outside of Denver being turned on. -- Dave Herrera