Let's Do This.

Oct 11 2014

Solid practice last night.  Another new pocket groove song in the works.  New show posted.  Sending out booking stuff this weekend.  We'll see you soon.

You may now check out the new version of the Crowning at our music page.

Posted By: mike

The Crowning Remixxxed, Fresh Web Presence, and New Shows!

Sep 23 2014

Hey all,

We've been hard at work since the announcement that the hotpants are back on.  I, Mike, have been working on remixing The Crowning EP, which will now have zero outside influence from any "management."  I don't think we ever felt comfortable about the sound of the record on the first go around, and hope that this does our sound more justice than ever before!  

Kevin has been hard at work nerding it out with lines of code that no one understands, but he says that it will become the new website.  Even though you don't get to see the backend of things (unless you're hacking the iCloud and getting naked pics of us), I assure you it's pretty cool stuff.  

Jim has been hard at work driving the Death Cab (insert bandname pun here).  His prominence at the drums is astounding.  He's also setup a sweet little practice space in East Nashville, where we have been tearing it up and making neighborhoods quake.  

We're working on setting up a show or two in the coming months, and hopefully we'll see you all live before year's end.  We're really looking forward to playing some new songs for you to see what you think!

Homework?  We'll keep it easy this week.  Can you tell one friend about us?  If using word of mouth, point em to our facebook or .com!  For extra credit, if using social media, do the same and use hashtag #hotpants!

Love you all and we'll try to keep this more updated,
I Believe in Hotpants 

Posted By: mike

Hello, World.

Aug 10 2014

"MU-1915 checking in with base.  Beginning check for signs of life."

We began our rounds and prepared for nothing to happen.  It's been like this for nearly two years.  Two solid years of mediocrity in this region.  The same routine for me and my partner.  Cresting hill after hill and reporting the same nothingness back to base.    

As a bad moon rose over the lush tree line, in the distance, we heard faint sounds of distortion rolling over the hills near Nashville, TN.  A small shimmering light appeared near the top of one such hill.  But...this can't be possible.  The landscape has been completely void for nearly two years.

"Shall we engage?"

"Let's move closer, but hold fast.  We don't want to startle it."

As we maneuvered the craft closer to the outpost where these sounds were coming from, we began to realize this wasn't just pointless noise, but a form of communication that must be unique to the lifeforms of this planet.  We quietly approached and listened carefully to the sounds.

"We are I Believe in Hotpants.  This song is called..."

We had only heard the stories from our superiors.  We had no idea what to expect.  The volume was near unbearable as this trio of creatures proceeded to create a wall of sound so loud, it nearly knocked us down.  Somewhat surprisingly, we weren't offended and were soon mesmerized by the thing.  Who were I Believe in Hotpants?  Why haven't we heard anything like this is the past two years?  What is going on?!

As we began to return to base to complete our nightly regiment, we could only manage one message to headquarters. 

"I Believe in back."

Posted By: mike

I am the Forest

Jul 03 2014

Kevin just released his first official solo record, which was recorded and engineered by Mike.  Check it out here: I Am The Forest

Posted By: kevin

The haps

Sep 25 2013

Hey guys,

Just putting together a list of more recent links for you to enjoy.

Mike`s Studio (now accepting projects!)

ACCIDNTLPLAN (Mike`s hot pop jams)

Kevin`s Latest Solo Stuff (Mayor Byrne)

Our Facebook (go ahead, give us a like)

As always, feel free to hit Mike and/or me up if you`re interested in anything, or need to talk to someone.  If you need IBIHP swag, we have it, and we`ll give you the friends and family discount.



Posted By: kevin

Accidental Plan Studios

May 28 2013

Hey all,  

Made up a little webstie for the home studio I'm running here in Nashville, and thought you might like to see it.  Please recommend it to any friends that need audio work done (even remote mixing!).

Accidental Plan Studios

All the best,

Posted By: mike

Hey Friends!

Mar 20 2013

In most recent IBIHP news, we've been chatting about doing a new Hotpants single/b-side or EP during Jim's summer semester break.  I think we can definitely say single, and we'll go from there depending on material!

Thanks and love always,

Posted By: mike

Let's fill you in...

Dec 19 2012

We've been busy at work working on a new side project called, Songs To Dance To.  Website is in the works, and it will be full of animated squirrel gifs and awful shit you may have seen on Ally McBeal.

Have most of a full album together demo-wise, and are currently hunting down the elusive new members to join this ragtag group of amazing*. 

*Of course, amazing is a biased word and may be hopelessly inaccurate depending on your viewpoint.

So yea, buckle your seatbelts Nashville, cause your xmas list may have been filled early.  '13 may be the year of S2D2*.

*Statement possibly wholly inaccurate. 

Posted By: mike

Spoiler Alert!

Oct 28 2012

Did you have your fill of our last single, Casual Chris?  If not, go check out itunes or amazon and get your copy!  Even the man himself, ABC's Chris Harrison, retweeted and called it "genius!"  WOOT!

Our new single is out today, and it's called Spoiler Alert.  It's more synthpop but that just makes it even more fun.  You can stream it for free at our bandcamp, and pay what you'd like to if you want to download it!  All good in the hood!

Go nuts,

Posted By: mike


Sep 09 2012

A lot of people have been asking us, "what's next?" 

A good question indeed.  Firstly, let us thank everyone's who's supported us, seen us play, bought a CD, wears a tshirt, rocks a button, etc.  It certainly isn't easy to stop when you're surrounded by such epic coolness.  You all are awesome, and we really hope you love, and continue to love, the music we made/will make.

While the band itself is taking an indefinite break, my bro and I are never really going to stop.  It's not possible!  When we started rebuilding musically with a drum machine in Nashville 3 years ago, we were debating between calling ourselves I Believe in Hotpants and Farewell Andromeda Strain.  While both certainly plausible, after discussing for about 5 seconds, we registered

It's that kind of humor and spontaneity that really fuel us in music and in life.  With that in mind, we're going to take I Believe in Hotpants and use it as an umbrella for pretty much everything Moritz/Moritz.  :-) 

But still you ask, "What next?"  Currently, we've got a new single that's dropping on Monday, but it's probably not what you expect.  It's called Casual Chris, and we wrote, recorded, made video and upped it to itunes and the like in 2 days.  It's humor + spontaneity + catchy pop goodness, and despite what it sounds like, is completely I Believe in Hotpants.

Beyond that, we're keeping an eye out for sweet acoustic gigs, and not really actively seeking a drummer.  If one comes our way, we'll certainly be interested, but I think the days of scouring craigslist with corny ads are over.  So, the new page is turned.  Let it rain, bitches...we'll be safe under the new I Believe in Hotpants umbrella.

Mike and Kevin     

Posted By: mike