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Album Review: Unwed – Raise The Kids

Sure, Hot Water Music’s members have been a part of a ton of other bands. But regardless, when it was announced that Jason Black would be in a band with members of Gay for Johnny Depp and the fantastic Small Brown Bike, who wasn’t the least bit curious? Besides, Hot Water Music, in their own right, is one of the most creative punk rock bands to exist right now. With such prolific minds working on the same project, it was hard to know what to expect.

Unwed’s new album, Raise The Kids, to me at least, sounds like a combination of all of its members’ other bands… But in a really awesome way – it’s as if they took all of the signature musical styles that made those bands who they are and put them together to form something totally different. For instance, the driving rock parts are more reminiscent of Hot Water Music (circa 2002-2004) and the heavy, down-tempo parts are very reminiscent of any of the older Small Brown Bike albums. And the guitars are very reminiscent of Gay For Johnny Depp. However what really sets this band apart is the vocalist Neltie and the way her vocals are mixed on record (they actually sound like Gay For Johnny Depp’s vocals but even creepier…). The record would not carry the overall, darker tone it does if she was not a part of it.

Raise The Kids’ first track, “You’ll Burn”, begins with a few seconds of sounding pretty identical to Hot Water Music. “Okay,” you think to yourself, “I didn’t expect this to just sound like the member’s other projects.” Then, however, it drops a ball on you that makes you feel like you’re in a scary movie… except you’re listening to a punk rock band and not hastily played classical instruments. The title track of Raise The Kids sounds a little bit like Jason Black’s Senses Fail days, but again, in a really good way. Heavier parts in the middle of the song remind me of Small Brown Bike’s Dead Reckoning album. “New Skin” is one of the slower tracks on the album, bringing in some acoustic instruments and odd timing, yet still remaining just as creepy as the rest of the songs. The only song I found hard to get into was “Girl Drink Drunk,” which seemed sort of cheesy and boring in my opinion. Even then it has a unique sound to it, however – imagine if Gwen Stafani wanted to start a band with the guys in AFI pre-Sing The Sorrow.

Unwed has a unique sound that is all at the same time reminiscent of their member’s best projects. It’s not something I would generally listen to, but I think they accomplished exactly what they were trying to sound like and they do it well. Also, they have a song called “PepsiCo,” which rocks in itself.

4.5 / 5 Stars



UnWed streaming upcoming debut full-length “Raise The Kids”

UnWed, the new project of Hot Water Music‘s Jason Black that also features members of Small Brown Bike and Primitive Weapons, is gearing up to release their upcoming debut album, “Raise The Kids”, next week (April 14th) through 6131 Records.

The band has just made the entire album available to stream, which you can check out below.

UnWed’s debut 7-inch was released in January 2014 through No Idea Records.



UnWed stream new song “Girl Drink Drunk”

At this point you should be familiar with UnWed, the new project of Hot Water Music‘s Jason Black that also features members of Small Brown Bike and Primitive Weapons. The band has released another new song off their upcoming debut album, Raise the Kids. It’s called “Girl Drink Drunk”, and you can give it a listen here. If you can read German (or if your browser automatically translates the text for you) you can also read the write up about the band.

Raise the Kids will be released on April 14, 2015 through 6131 Records.. Pre-orders are available right here. The band’s debut 7-inch was released in January 2014 via No Idea Records.



New Music: UnWed (feat. Jason Black of Hot Water Music) – “Raise The Kids”

Another new track from UnWed to help round out your Hump Day Evening coverage. The Brooklyn-based five-piece, which features members of Small Brown Bike, Primitive Weapons and, of course, Hot Water Music, has debuted the title track from their upcoming debut full-length, “Raise The Kids.” Check it out here.

“Raise The Kids” will be released via 6131 on April 14th. Pre-orders are available right here.

Unwed’s debut 7-inch was released in January 2014 via No Idea Records.



New Music: Unwed (feat. Jason Black of Hot Water Music) sign to 6131 Records, debut new track “Weapons”

Been a while since we heard anything from the Unwed camp, but today brings with it some pretty cool news. First and foremost, the Brooklyn-based five-piece, which features members of Small Brown Bike, Primitive Weapons and, of course, Hot Water Music, has announced that they’ve signed to 6131 Records (big news day for that label, by the way).

More importantly, Unwed have announced that their debut full-length, “Raise The Children,” will be released via 6131 on April 14th. You can stream the brand new track “Weapons” right here.

Unwed’s debut 7-inch was released in January 2014 via No Idea Records.



New Music: Unwed (feat. Jason Black of Hot Water Music) debut new tracks “Pope” and “Made Of”

When we had the privilege of chatting with Jason Black from Hot Water Music and The Draft last summer, he teased the fact that he had a new band in New York that he was “super focused on.” We have since learned that the band is called Unwed, and that they also feature Jeff Gensterblum from Small Brown Bike and vocals from Neltie Penman, who was previously HWM’s tour manager. We now have our first taste of what Unwed have been cooking up, and it’s pretty awesome.

The band have debuted a couple new songs today. Click here to check out the track “Pope,” and click here to check out the track “Made Of.” Both tracks are appear on the band’s debut 7-inch, released yesterday via No Idea Records.



Unwed (feat. Jason Black of Hot Water Music) to release debut 7″

Unwed, the latest Hot Water Music-related offshoot, has announced their first 7″, to be released on January 7th via No Idea Records. Head over here to check out pre-order options.

Unwed formed in 2013 and features Jason Black of Hot Water Music and Jeff Gensterblum formerly of Small Brown Bike.