Hot Mulligan – self-proclaimed #1 Hot New Band and inventors of Post-Emo – have formally announced their forthcoming new album ‘Why Would I Watch,’ out May 12th via Wax Bodega.
Produced by longtime collaborator Brett Romnes, ‘Why Would I Watch’ is Hot Mulligan at their loudest, their poppiest, and, ultimately, their most poignant: twinkly Midwestern emo guitars and mathy, synthy-heavy rhythms, Tades Sanville’s sandpaper vocals, and indelible melodies. This lightning-in-a-bottle kinetic energy is encompassed on the aforementioned first single and in true Hot Mulligan fashion, a closer listen to the lyrics reveal an intense honesty that could get written off if you don’t pay attention.
Therein lies the true magic of Hot Mulligan, the push and pull of puns and pathos that might seem diametrically opposed at first but actually intersect to perfectly encapsulate life in a heavy, ADD-addled world. The band don’t consider these groundbreaking topics, opting for more measured and at times resigned realism to deal with the melancholia and malaise of life’s ups and downs.
“No one who’s depressed is crying all the time,” Sanville says. “The media likes to portray deep depression as sadness, but most of the time, it’s indifference. That works its way into alternative comedy and shitposting. The two cultures collide perfectly. The titles are the shitposts and the songs are what everyone in this position actually feels.”
‘Why Would I Watch’ tracklist:
01. Shouldn’t Have a Leg Hole But I Do
02. It’s a Family Movie She Hates Her Dad
03. And I Smoke
04. This Song is Called it’s Called What’s it Called
05. No Shoes in the Coffee Shop (Or Socks)
06. Christ Alive My Toe Dammit Hurts
08. Cock Party 2 (Better Than The First)
09. Shhhh! Golf is On
10. Gans Media Retro Games
11. Smahccked My Head Awf
12. John “The Rock” Cena, Can You Smell What the Undertaker
A new song titled ‘Shhh! Golf Is On,’ taken from the album, is out now and can be heard below. “‘Shhh! Golf Is On,’ is about my mom. I’m asking her to die. Every time I hear about her, she’s a worse person than before,” says Tades on the song.