Thursday, January 29, 2015


"Their spastic, demented, synth-heavy sound encapsulates all the insanity that is 2015."

"Part of a proud San Diego tradition of completely wild and utterly unabashed spazzitude... Strategically Placed Bananas is a ten-song collection of synth, skronk, and spite."

"100 Bands You Need To Know in 2014"
–Alternative Press

VICE has premiered 
"Room One Flatulator," the opening track off Hot Nerds' debut album for Three One G Records, Strategically Placed Bananas. Stream "Room One Flatulator," exclusively on, here.

Strategically Placed Bananas is out March 10th on Three One G and can be pre-ordered now, here. As VICE's Charlie Ambler states, Hot Nerds' "spastic, demented, synth-heavy sound encapsulates all the insanity that is 2015."

The San Diego band has deep ties to Three One G and its 20-year history of oddball hardcore, noise, and electronics. Hot Nerds frontman Nathan Joyner plays in All Leather with Three One G founder Justin Pearson and also formerly played with Pearson in Some Girls.

Hot Nerds pumps out smirking, throbbing synth-punk with a vibe every bit as acidic as that of The Locust or Arab on Radar. Strategically Placed Bananas drips with vitriol and humor in equal doses. Lyrics about anxieties, addictions, and nihilism, delivered via Joyner's nasal whine, clash with bouncy hooks and illustrator Josh Freydkis' '80s-defiling cover art. 

The album was recorded and mixed by Nathan Joyner at his own studio, Cereal & Soda, and mastered by Brent Asbury (Retox, Warsawwasraw). It follows a self-titled EP, also on Three One G.

Hot Nerds plays a Strategically Placed Bananas record release show, March 6th at Soda Bar in San Diego. Special guest: Qui.