Like a long, dark piece of music, the pandemic started small, then got big, loud, and painfully dissonant. Hot Buttered Rum did their best to cope with its indignities, as did most. In HBR's case, much of that coping was done through the business of making lots and lots of noise. The songs that emerged are louder than any the band has released to date and became the band's new album, Shine All Night. Hot Buttered Rum hopes to provide some cheer in the times ahead, whether those times are brighter, darker, or, as they are so often, somewhere in between.