RETRO REVIEW: HOITY-TOITY Not Your Kind EP
Hoity-Toity Not Your Kind is available on Bandcamp, Tidal, Deezer…
by Walter Price
We’re going to jump into the way-back machine and have a quick chat about the brilliant, perhaps underappreciated 2019 powderkeg EP “Not Yout Kind” from Southern California post-pop-punk outfit Hoity-Toity.
An absolute gem of a set. The five tracks cock full of delicious riffs, pop-infused grit, pointed commentary masked as crunchy garage rock, and a production style that leaves all the edge and sneaky flaws intact. Studio know-how whích cauterizes all the authenticity into this album’s DNA.
I’d hate to point out any singular song on this truncated release, but if want to give yourself a little taste before you go headlong into this EP, start with track 4, “Small Dogs“. A sprawling song that has no idea where it belongs. Which is a compliment of the highest regard. Is it a Latin flavored pop song from eras past, an unsuspecting anthem, or a groove-heavy indie rocker? Well, yes, it’s all of it. Not to mention that there may be some super tasty guitar work that will tear your soul into tiny little happy pieces.
So, yes, it’s been three years since this collective has dropped new studio work, but, for the time being, who cares… their back catalog is available for you to get lost into. And you should. If nothing else, Hoity-Toity Not Your Kind is solid proof that you can never be too late to the party…
HOITY-TOITY Not Your Kind
Band photo and quote via hoitytoityofficial dot com
Vocals, Keys, & Lyrics – Shelby Muniz
Guitar – Aria Hurtado
Bass, Backing Vocals- Tana Snyder
Drums – Kelsey Caselden
Recorded at Hybrid Studios, Santa Ana
Mixed and engineered by Joshua Brooks
Mastered by Billy Klein
Written and produced by Hoity-Toity and Brad Caselden
Album art by Aria Hurtado, modeling by Lizzie Byrne
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“With their glam-inspired aesthetic, eclectic sound, and energetic live show, Hoity-Toity is a rare act that can get the pop lovers dancing, the punks moshing, the indieheads crowdsurfing, the metalheads headbanging, and the funk fans boogieing down all in the same hour.” – bio