Hot Garbage
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Hot Garbage

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Avant-garde


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Probably Not EP, released 9/1/10, available on iTunes, amazon, Rhapsody, and more. Played live on WVKR Vassar College Radio, radio play on WPTS, Pittsburgh and WVKR.



Attention cellar dwellars, stumblebums and sexy intellectuals: Hot Garbage is on the prowl and in the hunt for your approval! And what with their approach of writing relevant lyrics of everyday strife and sentimentality put to compositions that are playful, yet professional, they’re betting they’ll get it too

Hot Garbage is a four piece of harmonious assault featuring Jason Price (Guitar, Vocals), Cormac Gartland (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard), Jesse Price (Drums), and George Spafford (Bass). They have been recording and playing throughout the New York Tri-State area for the better part of three years and are now starting a new chapter in Pittsburgh, PA.

Originally hailing from Beacon, NY the origins of how HG came to be an actual band are fuzzy at best. What started out as a way to dodge familial/occupational/educational responsibilities was eventually crafted into a legitimate emotional outlet by increasingly proficient musicians. Less than six months into rehearsing together the band decided to record its first demo and in the Summer of ‘07 they did just that with the release of GodVommit (Self-Released). While the musicianship, recording and song-writing were, at that time, nothing short of amateur the recordings elicited an enduring spirit that showcased a band fearlessly exploring obscure influences, playing to empty rooms and sticking it out for the fun of it. Over the course of the next year the band’s catalogue continued to expand and before long they had outgrown their initial recordings, so in early ‘08 the band recorded another set of four songs to be featured on a self-titled demo. This recording, done in a friends garage for no money, eventually caught the attention of local New Paltz recording industry magnate Gary Levitt of Young Love Studios (

Now awaiting their first official release, Probably Not (Out Now!), Hot Garbage is ready to take the next step to showcase their “unique, dynamic and unmistakable style” (-Adam Roufberg, to the rest of the world. Nowhere is this distinctive and unlikely approach toward making experimental modern rock/pop in the same vein as Pavement, Quasi and Big Star more apparent than on Probably Not. Consisting of six songs and recorded in two days at Young Love Studios in New Paltz, NY, Probably Not captures the band in performance mode. The delicate melancholy of modern tenement living is there, as is the roaring, up-tempo guitar and solid rhythm section. It is this live rock originality that will stand the test of time, and become the trademark of a band concerned with making decent music.