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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.



Hot Water Music release “Live In Chicago” album (full album stream)

Seemingly out of nowhere Hot Water Music released their “Live In Chicago” today, January 15, 2013 on No Idea Records. This raw, unpolished collection of live songs was recorded over a period of two nights at the monumental The Metro in Chicago, IL on February 1st and February 2nd in 2008.

The 2CD+DVD combo includes 30 Hot Water Music classics, spanned over 90 minutes and an 80-minute DVD featuring 24 songs from the second night (some not included on the audio CDs). In addition, the audio recordings will be available on limited edition color vinyl and include a digital download card. Six colors of vinyl are being pressed and will be limited to 550 per run. The logo color on the cover will match the vinyl – blue, red, yellow, green, purple, white.

You can stream “Live In Chicago” in its entirety along with the never before seen video of “Remedy” taken from the live DVD, which can be seen here.

Hot Water Music released their last studio album Exister in May 2012 on Rise Records.



Make Do and Mend stream b-side “3/4”

Connecticut gravelcore punks Make Do And Mend are streaming a b-side titled “3/4”. The song appears on the Lucky 7-inch single.

You can listen to it right here.

“Lucky”, the single of which “3/4” is a b-side of, appears on the band’s second studio album, Everything You Ever Loved, which was released last June via Rise Records.



Music Video: Hot Water Music – “Drag My Body”

Hot Water Music have released an official music video for their song “Drag My Body”. The song comes off of the band’s 2012 album Exister.

You can watch the video right here.

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



Album Review: Man the Change – “Defeated”

Man the Change shout their lyrics at the edge of hoarseness– never being too concerned whether they take on a melody or simply hang in the air. Defeated isn’t delivered as an anthemic collection of songs filled with this-towns and fuck-the-mans, it’s an album of quiet introspection delivered as loudly and cathartically as possible.

Man the Change is a fast, emotional band that plays gruff, heartfelt post-hardcore with a hint of catchiness. So, at this point we all know that means they sound like Hot Water Music and Leatherface. Defeated is appropriately filled with heavy guitars that thrash buzzsaw chords and alternately melodic leads that accent more than they lead. The drumming is versatile and powerful, equally convincing at mid-tempo as it is at blistering hardcore speed. Man the Change have a bit more of a pop punk influence than most of their peers, but it’s subtly incorporated and adds rather than subtracts from their sound. One of the best things to say about Man the Change is that they are able to so easily form a homogenous sound from so many disparate influences, with some bands there’s always a feeling of compartmentalizing, but Man the Change incorporate it all as a whole.

The first song on Defeated is “Val Killed Her,” which explores nostalgia soaked memories and longing. A melodically strong track, the song really hits its stride near the end with harmonies and blast beats abound. “Journeyman” features dual vocals that play off each other nicely, but it’s reverby bridge feels a little trite. That quiet sense of muted instrumentation combined with that slightest amount of echo is perhaps the cheapest way to synthesize intimacy in a song. It’s so obviously a stab at a let’s-get-real-here moment, even its relative briefness can’t save for its laughable inclusion. The title track is by far the best on Defeated, starting off slowly with an intertwining bass and guitar part before entering into a rousing staccato strumming pattern. “Defeated” features the strongest singing performance on the EP and its gang vocaled refrain is stunning in its blood pumping intensity.

Defeated is kind of what you’d expect to get from a band that named themselves after a Hot Water Music song. It’s aggressive, introspective, and musically interesting punk rock that is sure to please fans of the style. It doesn’t break boundaries and certainly doesn’t surpass its influences, but it’s a solid release with moments of terrific power and unquestionable musicality.



DS Staff Picks – Top 10 Albums of 2012 (Jay)

Howdy gang!

It’s that time of year again. Time for entertainment journalists, amateur and professional alike, to put on our self-important hats and present you, dear readers, with our thoughts on the year that is coming to a close. I find “Best of the year” lists to be rather insulting due to their very existence being overwhelmingly subjective by nature, so here are my thoughts on my favorite music of 2012.

By all accounts (or at least by my own accounts), 2012 was a solid-not-stellar year for music. 2011 contained a lot of albums that are still in regular rotation in my collection; 2012 has had a small handful that have maintained a spot in my regular rotation since their release (Exister and Handwritten especially), a few more that took a little while to grow on me (which is always a good thing), and a larger handful that, while solid, are almost interchangeable in their spots on this list. Also, as per usual, I’ve kept my list here exclusively to bands that we cover here at Dying Scene. If you’re interested in a wider palate, don’t sleep on Acts by RNDM, Drugs N Hymns by Rocco Deluca, Neck Of The Woods by Silversun Pickups, Mutt by Cory Branan, Silver Age by the immortal Bob Mould, Blunderbuss by the inimitable Jack White and The House That Jack Built by Jesca Hoop.

Alright, enough rambling. Here‘s my list…and by all means, use the comment section to remind me how much it sucks.



Make Do And Mend release music video for “Disassemble”

Connecticut gravelcore punks Make Do And Mend have premiered a music video for their song “Disassemble” and you can check it out right here.

“Disassemble” appears on the band’s second studio album, Everything You Ever Loved, released last June via Rise Records.

Make Do And Mend have a run of European tour dates to follow their dates in Canada/Northeast US with Seahaven and Young Statues. Check the dates out here.



Album Review: Bridge Under Fire – “Why Wait?”

Bridge Under Fire play raspy, heartfelt post-hardcore, like Hot Water Music and Leatherface before them. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is– bands being influenced by Hot Water Music are nothing new, and as repetition has proven, even the most adept musicians struggle to create something of worth when simply aping an iconic sound, especially one as specific as the aforementioned. Why Wait? doesn’t play like an imitation though, it may not stray too far from its influences, but it ultimately does have its own voice, and from what I’ve heard it’s a good one.

On “Empty Calories and Male Curiosity” there’s a line that struck me as particularly indicative of Bridge Under Fire and what they have to offer: “My ears are ringing, my voice is giving out. Feeling something I haven’t felt in months. We’re loading up, the van is rolling out. I never thought I’d miss this place so much.” The legendary cliches of punk rock dedication roll out effortlessly, mixing enthusiasm with longing. Ringing ears and sore throats aren’t just a symbol of romanticized passion, it’s an admission of self sacrifice. Like an insatiable pagan god, punk rock is a force that requires, nay demands, bodily sacrifice– blood, sweat, and damaged hearing, all so the music can come alive. Bridge Under Fire don’t use the cliches as crutches though, and with every rasping shout they sound as if they’re working tirelessly to lend a renewed relevance to words so trite they’ve practically lost meaning.

Why Wait? is filled with emotion and played with conviction, and part of that conviction is due to the lead singers devout adherence to those rasping shouts, allowing Bridge Under Fire to stand apart from the pack in a genre that has increasingly bred-out its hardcore influences. That’s not to say Bridge Under Fire is tuneless though, those gravelly barks carry subtle melody, leaving you humming along to an apparition that you’re not sure you ever felt in the first place. And when combined with melodic backing woahs, Why Wait? feels positively catchy.

Instrumentally, Why Wait? has a focus on rhythm rather than melody. Guitar leads twist and turn for the sake of movement, not for hooks. The style is almost more tonal at points, such as the solo on “The Interns” which avoids flashiness in favor of cohesiveness. Acoustic guitar is present on “???,” a song filled with nostalgia and loss that never succumbs to singer-songwriter theatrics, slowing things down but maintaining intensity– the change in instrumentation making the vocalist’s screams feel suitably hollow, broken, and desperate.

Why Wait? is a great release from the Syracuse based Bridge Under Fire, and while my more cynical side was prepared to dismiss it as another trend perpetuating itself ad nauseum, it’s hard to ignore music as good as this. Bridge Under Fire write great songs that never feel forced, and they do it with a sound reinvigorated by passion and enthusiasm. Why Wait? is a strong album that transcends its obvious comparisons and establishes Bridge Under Fire as a band of musicians worthy of attention.



Hot Water Music detail upcoming live album/DVD “Live In Chicago”

Gainesville punk rockers Hot Water Music have announced they will be releasing a live album and DVD, entitled “Live In Chicago,” on January 15th, 2013 via No Idea Records. The live album portion will come in the form of three LPs or two CDs, depending on your preference. Click here for all of the pressing info, along with the tracklistings.

Here’s what No Idea had to say:
“I am still in love with the music of HWM as much now as ever. The spirit, the lifting, is still present in everything they do. When they were not a band, there was a void and when they decided to play a couple more shows in 2008 we simply had to find a way to document the events. That effort eventually netted a 6-record series of very limited EPs. And then the band recorded a stellar new album, which came out earlier this year. The plan to release the live recordings as a full album took a backseat, but has percolated… and is finally ready to go. Call it a labor of love, crank it up, and sing along.”

The band last released “Exister” on May 15th through Rise Records. Check out a full list of dates and locations for the band’s upcoming North American tour right here.