“Hot Freak Nation, led by Greg Roberson (Tiger High, Reigning Sound, Arthur Lee’s Love) and songwriting partner Don Main (The Late Show), is one of two studio projects, featuring Roberson and his fellow Tiger High members—Jake Vest, Toby Vest, and Greg Faison. Roberson met Don Main in the legendary Indianapolis watering hole The Red Key, a bar frequented by such legends as Kurt Vonnegut and Going All The Way author Dan Wakefield. In town during a stint as the music supervisor to director Mark Pellington on the film version of Wakefield’s book, Roberson and Main formed an immediate musical bond that day, and within days had written and recorded their first batch of songs”.
What do you give a record that has everything? A big fat helping of cheesy love that`s what! Hot Freak Nation`s swirling popster rhythms are a collaboration in mono heaven, the unmistakable simplicity of late 70`s alternative pop, this Rock and Roll formula should be a compulsory mandate for studios up and down the country. Yeah I know, my era, BIAS in big capital letters, i`m an instant sucker for swirling keyboards and retro power chords. Lifetime To Lifetime isn’t a nod to distant musical pastures, these guys have been making superb guitar noise for decades, no this is in fact something amazingly fresh and very relevant in today’s ramshackle world of audio downloads. Treat yourself to a couple of very differing tracks from the debut album below – `Everything Is Everything Else` is a pure splash of 60`s Garage technicolor with one of the finest rhythm sections you`re going to hear this year, a relentless cocktail of cool succinct Art-Pop. `Sunshine From The Heart` is a melancholic gem, the lyrics tremble with a unique harshness evoking a sense of a pending Folk-Rock innocence.
“Hot Freak Nation’s 13 song debut, Lifetime To Lifetime, was recorded in Memphis by Toby Vest (Tiger High) at High/Low Recording and produced by Roberson & Main with the help of Toby Vest”. Released through Memphis-based powerhouse team Trashy Creatures and Burger Records.