Fur Trade (band)

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Fur Trade
Genresindie rock
LabelsLast Gang Records
Associated actsHot Hot Heat
MembersSteve Bays
Parker Bossley

Fur Trade is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of Steve Bays and Parker Bossley of Hot Hot Heat.[1] The band has released one album, Don't Get Heavy.


Fur Trade was formed while Hot Hot Heat was hiatus. The pair began recording in Bays' studio[2] and released the album Don't Get Heavy on Last Gang Records in 2013.[3] The album builds on 1970s "yacht rock";[4] it includes a variety of styles elements, from funk to pop and synth,[5][6] and features songs written by both men.[7] Reviews of the album were mixed.[8][6][4]

Their video for "Same Temptation", directed by Kheaven Lewandowski, was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Prism Prize.[9]


  1. ^ "Steve Bays heats up with new band Fur Trade". Victoria Times-Colonist, June 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "From The Horse’s Mouth: Parker Bossley (Fur Trade) on Don’t Get Heavy". Ghetto Blaster Magazine, July 17, 2013
  3. ^ "Steve Bays' Hot Hot Heat Offshoot Fur Trade Sign to Last Gang for Debut Album". Exclaim!, May 14, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "CD reviews: 'Dig Thy Savage Soul' a blistering album". TribLive, Jeffrey Sisk | Aug. 16, 2013.
  5. ^ "FUR TRADE: Don’t Get Heavy (Last Gang Records)". Sydney Morning Herald, Arne Sjostedt, 5 December 2013
  6. ^ a b "Fur Trade – Don’t Get Heavy". WallEye, August 27, 2013. Nancy Saunders
  7. ^ "Fur Trade: Don't Get Heavy". AllMusic review by Heather Phares
  8. ^ "Don’t Get Heavy | Fur Trade". KRUS Radio, July 23, 2013.
  9. ^ "Prism Prize announces Top 10 best Canadian music videos of 2014". Vancouver Sun, February 12, 2015.

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