Various Artists 'Hot Heros 2' (Mint Records compilation)

Various Artists 'Hot Heros 2' (Mint Records compilation)
Before ringing in the new year, Mint Records is ready to celebrate 2015 with a raging Christmas party and a free compilation tape to boot. The celebration gets going on December 5 at the label's annual Ridiculously Early Xmas Party, which will feature performances from Monomyth, Renny Wilson, Energy Slime, Fake Tears and Faith Healer. Each of those acts and more also appear on the Hot Heros 2 compilation, which you can stream right now at Exclaim!
 
The 14-track set features everything from the "bite-sized micro-pop" of Energy Slime to the "bubblegum riffs" of Tough Age to the disco-punk intrigue of Renny Wilson — hell, there's even a zombie-themed cut from Kiss Painting.
 
Mint Records previously teased that there would be a "super secret, extremely limited-edition Mint Release" given away to the first 50 party crashers — and this is it. The early birds will get a cassette copy of Hot Heros 2 along with a goodie bag. For the punctuality challenged and out-of-towners, you can give the compilation an early spin in the player below.
 
Full event details can be found here, and scroll past the album stream to check out this year's promotional party video.