San Francisco, California’s indie trio Hot Flash Heat Wave—featuring musicians Adam Abildgaard, Nick Duffy and Ted Davis—is capping off the work week with their new, perfectly weekend-ready single, “Bay Boys.”

Commenting on the new song, the group collectively states:

“‘Bay Boys’ is a biker gang allegory, the story of a wandering character who’s always seeking escape. The voice in the prechorus is like his conscience telling him he’s unfulfilled, but he’s idealized this life on the road and just keeps on running away. A particularly dark twist in a story I was reading left me in a heavy mood that inspired this song’s sort of ironic and a bit tragic 80s romance narrative.”

The new single is taken from the threesome’s upcoming album Sportswear which drops on March 11th. In other news, the band is currently in the midst of their “Sportswear World Tour,” including shows across North America, the UK and Europe.

Hot Flash Heat Wave Tour Dates (w/ Marc E Bassy ^):

Feb 3 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo ^
Feb 4 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore ^
Feb 6 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^
Feb 8 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory ^
Feb 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot ^
Feb 10 – Denver, CO – Cervantes ^
Feb 11 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown ^
Feb 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Mar 15 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
Mar 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
Mar 19 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall
Mar 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
Mar 28 – St. Paul, MN – The Treasury
Mar 29 – Milwaukee, WA – X-Ray Arcade
Mar 30 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Apr 1 – Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch
Apr 2 – Toronto, ON – Monarch
Apr 3 – Montreal, QC – Bar LeRitz
Apr 5 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Apr 7 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Made
Apr 8 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
Apr 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 10 – Carborro, NC – Cats Cradle Backroom
Apr 11- Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Apr 12 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
Apr 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory
Apr 14 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Apr 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Respectables
Apr 16 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Apr 19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Upstairs
Apr 20 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Apr 21 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
Apr 22 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.
Apr 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
Apr 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Apr 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
Apr 28 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 13 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Shabang Music Festival
Aug 15 – Norwich, UK – Voodoo Daddy’s
Aug 16 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
Aug 18 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
Aug 19 – London, UK – Moth Club
Aug 20 – Birmingham, UK – Dark Horse
Aug 22 – Manchester, UK – YES Basement
Aug 23 – Newcastle, UK – Head of Steam
Aug 24 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Aug 25 – Sheffield, UK – Sidney & Matilda
Aug 27 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtwache
Aug 29 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
Aug 30 – Cologne, DE – Blue Shell
Aug 31 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Upstairs
Sep 1 – Antwerp, BE – Trix Café
Sep 2 – Paris, FR – Supersonic

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