Hot Breakfast! (6 Song EP; winner of 2013 Homey Award for Best EP)

by Hot Breakfast!

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Our self-titled (and Homey Award-Winning) EP was released in the summer of 2012, and we're so excited about it!

If you haven't picked up a copy at one of our shows, you can download your favorite tracks for a dollar each, or the whole 6-song EP for $5.

All of the tracks here were recorded at Knappshack Studios near Arden, DE. All instruments were played by us, and we don't use auto-tune. We had a blast making this recording, and we're really proud of it. We hope you love listening to it as much as we loved making it... because we made it just for you.

Really. Really... thank you again for your support. <3 <3

Your pals in dork rock,

Ji11 and Suburban Legend
(Jill and Matt)

PS: And so you know, we have permission to record and release these cover songs, too. It's pretty cool to see a contract with our names and Peter Schilling / Gordon Gano on it.


released July 7, 2012

Matt Casarino: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, vocals, hotness
Jill Knapp: Vocals, percussion, interpretive dance, breakfastness


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Hot Breakfast! Wilmington, Delaware

Matt Casarino and Jill Knapp are Hot Breakfast! - Delaware's premier acoustic dork-rock power duo.

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Track Name: It Only Takes Two To Rock (2012 EP Version)
One is not enough to rock
I’m sorry but it’s true
You cannot rock if you’re just one
I hate to break it to you
So how are you supposed to rock
How many do you need
To dig a hole in fertile soil
And plant a rockin’ seed?

Should you be three like Rush
Or four like the Pixies
Or five like New Kids on the Block?
Come listen, children close to me, you see…

Back when the world was new
People crawled out of the sand
They looked around and said
We’ve got to start a rocking band
So they gathered up guitars
Keyboards and horns and basses
What a waste! They never knew
The power of two could melt their faces

I’ll get right to the point
If you think that two can’t tear up the joint
Then you’re in for a shock
Because it only takes two to rock!

And then one fateful night
When the planets all aligned
The Gods of Rock decreed
That these two souls must be combined
Then the Earth reversed its course
As Matt and Jill they joined their forces
The moon eclipsed, the seas caught fire
(Trust us, dude, we checked our sources)

Now here’s some good advice
If they say “I bet they’re soft and nice”
Take that bet – it’s a lock
Because it only takes two to rock!

So take a number all you ladies
Come take a ride in our Mercedes
We’ll whip it good just like the 80s
Come on cutie (come on cutie)
Shake that booty (do your duty)
Come on sweetie (come on sweetie)
Sign my treaty!
Break it down, Kevin Niemi-style…

So you see, my friends, it only takes two to rock.

But if you are only one, does that mean you should give it up and resign yourself to a life of never rocking, at most James Tayloring, or perhaps Tracy Chapmaning?

(Yes. Yes it does.)

But should the day come that one becomes two, and if the gods smile on the two of you just as they smiled on us that fateful night, then perhaps one day…one magical day…you will be blessed with the power to rock /nearly/ as hard as the hardest rocking acoustic dork-rock power duo in all the land…


1 2 3 4!
Whoa – Whoa!
So now you know it’s true
Whoa – whoa!
We did the math for you
Whoa – whoa!
Whatever you’re into
When they tell you only big bands will do
Now you know that’s a crock
Because it only takes two to rock!
(Only takes two) Yes it only takes two to rock
(Only takes two) Yes it only takes two
Only two, me and you
You and me, two not three
And not four, and no more
Only two, that’ll do
Because it only takes two to rock!
Track Name: Defender (2012 EP Version - Acoustic)
I’ll never make the same mistake
Thinking I know the way you feel
I guess I’m naïve; maybe I assumed too much
I never did believe you ever would refuse my touch
But everything’s OK, it’s coming to an end
I am defend0r, and I will never hurt like this again
You can’t get to me,
You can’t see through me
You get to me anymore

Looks like your Juliet's asleep
OD’ed on hope and valentines
I know that your eyes are going to turn my way
Pretend to empathize until you burn your pain away
But dreamers only dream
Believers are let down
I am defend0r
Protector of this heart you pushed around
You can’t get to me
You can’t see through me
You can’t get to me anymore
Close my eyes,
Keep my cool
Don’t play nice
You’re not salvation, I’m not your fool

Something has got you so inspired
Someone has put you on the prowl
You tell me you’ve been hurt, that you’re the one who understands
I will use your shirt to wipe your bloodstains from my hands
Cause dreamers only dream, believers are let down
I am defend0r
Protector of this heart you tried to drown

I will remember whenever your temptation has me weak
I won’t surrender to all your charms, your sex and your mystique
You can’t get to me
You can’t see through
No, you can’t get to me
Not anymore
Not anymore
Track Name: Hole In Your Pants (2012 EP Version)
There's a hole in your pants, a hole in your pants
I want to be polite and look away but I can'tz
Though you may have a soul filled with puppies and gold
All I know is the hole in your pants

There's a hole in your pants as spacious as France
The placement so provocative it can't be by chance
'Cause the green dragonfly on the skin of your thigh
Draws the eye to the hole in your pants

And how dare you make me choose
between proper piety and the need to be amused at your fabric absentee?
And how dare you make me stare at the cloth that isn't there?
You've a flair for trouser-wear that's tantalizingly... bare

As you pose and you prance I'm caught in a trance
Unnerved by my urge to steal one more glance
My resolve's going numb
I confess I succumb
Overcome by the dumb little hole in your pants
Track Name: You Were A Spider
You were a spider
You were a vulture
You were the snake that turned your victims into sculpture
You were the toxin in the water
Spreading sickness in the town
You were the bloodshed on the crown
You were a spider

You were a spider
You were a canyon
You were an outlaw spraying bullets with abandon
You were the legendary whisper
Passed through every child’s ear
But now you’re William
You’re only William

And William’s strong and William’s wise
And William warms you with his eyes
And when he dies they’ll say “now there’s a man
Who turned his life around”
And William hides his battle scars
Behind long sleeves and folk guitars
But I could swear I saw nostalgia
In the smile on his face
When he said “Children, better learn from my mistakes”

You were a spider
You were the thunder
You were the quicksand dragging all the horses under
You were the fear in father’s eyes
The dream that trembled mother’s hand
The specter haunting o’er the land
You were a spider

And William’s good and William’s well
And William has a tale to tell
He’s been through hell and he can keep the flames
From burning us away
And all his demons are released
Cause William’s finally found his peace
And so we breathe collective sigh
The battle’s ceased, the war is done
And William smiles and says that everybody won
And William sighs and says that everybody won

And now you’re William
You’re only William
But you were a spider