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Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) talks Exister, first break-up, uncertain future

Chuck Ragan of venerable punk act Hot Water Music recently sat down with Exclaim! for a video interview, in which he talks about the band’s latest album, Exister, the band’s first break-up, and their uncertain future.

You can see it by clicking here.

Hot Water Music released Exister in May 2012 on Rise Records.



The Draft announce east coast tour

Florida punks The Draft have announced their first tour in 5 years, this summer on the east coast. The band, featuring 3/4 of Hot Water Music, will be touring alongside Tim Barry, Cory Branan, and Des Ark on some dates.

You can click here to see the dates.

The Draft released their only album, In a Million Pieces, in 2006 on Epitaph Records.



Small Brown Bike stream “My Unanswered Whys” off upcoming rarities comp “Recollected”

Small Brown Bike will release a rarities compilation entitled “Recollected” on May 28th and and will be featuring band memorabilia, the remastered release of the album “Collection” as well as eleven unreleased tracks.

You can stream “My Unanswered Whys” here.

The song originally appeared on a limited split with Cursive in 2001. The band’s last album, “Fell and Found” was released April 2011 on No Idea Records.



Cheap Girls and Make Do and Mend announce co-headlining tour

Cheap Girls and Make Do and Mend have announced a co-headlining tour with support from Diamond Youth. The tour kicks off May 17 and carries through the middle of June. Check out the dates here.

 

 



Make Do And Mend post video for acoustic version of “Insomniac Jams”

Hartford, CT punks Make Do and Mend have released an acoustic video of “Insomniac Jams” off their 2010 ep “We’re all Just Living”.

Click here to watch the video.

Make Do And Mend put out their latest album ‘Everything You Ever Loved’ last year on Rise Records.



Small Brown Bike to release “Recollected” box set

Small Brown Bike have just announced details on their upcoming “Recollected” box set. “Recollected” will be released on May 7th and will be featuring band memorabilia, the remastered release of the album “Collection” as well as eleven unreleased tracks.

You can check out the tracklisting here. The band’s last album, “Fell and Found” was released April 2011 on No Idea Records.



Make Do and Mend announce Europe/UK tour with Apologies, I Have None, Daylight and Chain of Flowers

Hartford, CT punks Make Do and Mend have announced a monthlong string of tourdates in Europe and the UK with Apologies, I Have None, Daylight, and Chain of Flowers.

You can check out the dates here.

Make Do and Mend released their last album, Everything You Ever Loved, last year on Rise Records.



Album Review: Hot Water Music- “Live in Chicago”

Not too long ago I saw Hot Water Music live for the first time in my life. It was as thrilling and cathartic as the band’s fans would have us believe, but with it came that sense of concrete awareness that it not only happened, but it happened to me. I walked away from the event with a sense of weighty knowingness, assured of the fact that I had just collected a new and treasured memory.

Maybe I like Live in Chicago so much because it reminds me of that sweaty night, but screaming along to “Remedy” with beardos in the pit isn’t necessarily a prerequisite to appreciation. The truth is, Hot Water Music is an amazing live band with a great catalog and Live in Chicago captures them at their best, playing their best.

It took me a long time to make peace with the concept of a live album. I admittedly held a certain dislike for the form. The live album, to me, has always been a poorly recorded consolation prize of songs you already knew. For a lot of bands it’s way of putting out a place-holder release before new music is pressed, like a contrived attempt at maintaining a fluid and consistent discography. Recently though, my mind has been changed. Being a grown-up that goes to shows I’ve since discovered the magic of live performance, but besides that there is a more obvious rallying point. The age old Hot Water Music fan will love Live in Chicago as it’s an accessible reminder of their favorite bands performance prowess. But what about the new fan, or even the punk who doesn’t know he’s a fan yet? What the live album has to offer is a starting point. Jumping into a band with such an established discography can be intimidating, and I’ve been there myself many times. Live in Chicago offers songs cherry-picked across Hot Water Music’s career, with all of their changes in sounds and progression through the years as a moot point– all of it falling into the cohesion of the here and now. Live in Chicago is a greatest hits album in a way, but it’s one that validates it’s own existence. It’s not a cash grab. For some, it’s a record of a memory, for other it’s an introduction.

The recording was taken on February 1st and 2nd, 2008 in Chicago. These dates were in the midst of Hot Water Music’s reunion, and being five years old obviously lack tracks from Exister. The majority of the songs played are from their middle period, with A Flight and a Crash being the most represented, followed by No Division and Caution. Although they do cover a chunk of older material, with a good showing from Forever and Counting, I was a bit disappointed to see a measly two songs from my personal favorite, Fuel for the Hate Game. In all fairness though, I painstakingly researched the setlist and cross-referenced them with their album of origin and only felt (very mildly)  jilted after I saw the numbers. Listening to Live in Chicago in the moment, I only felt the enthusiastic curiosity of an adventurer, hearing each song as if I had never heard it before.

The DVD included in Live in Chicago is also a real treat. It features a live video recording, with excellent sound quality of the second night Hot Water Music played in Chicago. The video offers the listener a couple of songs not included on the live album, adding a little more incentive to sit down and watch. What I found most compelling was actually watching Hot Water Music perform. You get a sense of their technicality and precision listening to them, but actually seeing them play, fret notes, and sing gives a whole other perspective. I found myself walking away with a new sense of respect for Hot Water Music, admiring the complexity of their musical division of labor and just how necessary every member is to their sound.

I’m a Hot Water Music fan, and accordingly I love this release. And for someone like me, who doesn’t go to shows too often, this is a nice reminder of the energy music can create. Live in Chicago is an excellent addition to any fan’s collection and a great starting point for the unconverted, but more so, it’s an incredibly enjoyable collection of songs played with the emotion and intensity every punk expects from his or her music.



Listen: Hot Water Music live in Brooklyn, NY

When Hot Water Music played a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, last month, last.fm was there to do some recording. They posted the four tracks — “Drag My Body,” “The Traps,” “Paper Thin,” and “Manual” to Soundcloud. Check them out here.

Hot Water Music released Exister, their first studio album in eight years, in May 2012 on Rise Records.



Video: Hot Water Music – “Remedy” (Live in Pittsburgh)

Click here to see a high-quality video of Hot Water Music video playing their song “Remedy” on a tour stop in Pittsburgh.

The track comes from the band’s 2002 Epitaph release “Caution.” They most recently released “Exister” in 2012 via Rise Records. Check out a DS review for that here.



WROS Fest 2013 Lineup announced: Hot Water Music, Strung Out, Pulley and more

Some pretty awesome show news if you live in South America. The WROS Fest has just announced the dates and first lineup. The fest will take place in October in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Bands featured include Hot Water Music, Strung Out, Pulley, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, MxPx, Less Than Jake, Belvedere and The Flatliners.

The entire lineup, dates and any information one will need can be found on the festival website here.



Make Do and Mend cover Jets to Brazil’s “Cat Heaven”

Hartford, CT punk rock band Make Do and Mend has released a cover via SoundCloud of Jets to Brazil’s “Cat Heaven.”

You can hear the cover and view their European tour dates by clicking here.



Frank White (gravelcore) returns from 2 year hiatus, streaming new song “Blood And Bone”

Detroit, Michigan’s gravelcore-punk act Frank White have returned from a 2 year hiatus with new music and shows planned. The band promises a new release in the spring, but in the mean time you can check out a new song called “Blood And Bone” here.

You can also catch the band on March 15th at a new DIY show space, called The P.A.N. Shop, in Warren, Michigan.



Live Video: Hot Water Music – “Paper Thin”

Hot Water Music have released a live video from the recently released Live in Chicago album/DVD.  The video is of the band performing “Paper Thin”, which originally appeared on 2001’s A Flight and a Crash.

You can watch it right here.

Hot Water Music released Exister, their first studio album in eight years, in May 2012 on Rise Records.



Hot Water Music release “Trusty Chords” live video

Gainesville, Florida punk rockers Hot Water Music have released a live performance video of their song “Trusty Chords,” which you will find on their recent “Live in Chicago” album. Check it out here.

The new live album and DVD dropped on January 15 via No Idea Records.