Bonus Track Of The Day: Hot Water Music
Next month Hot Water Music will release their first album in eight years, Exister. Come inside for an exclusive download of a track from it. Check out all the past Tracks Of The Day here.
Hot Water Music first formed in 1993 in Gainesville, Florida and quickly rose to the top of the post-hardcore punk scene. After releasing seven studio albums, two compilations, one live album and countless numbers of 7-inches, EPs and splits, the band took an indefinite hiatus in 2005 but reunited in 2008 and have been playing numerous festivals, quick tour runs and one-off shows ever since.
Their first album since The New What Next in 2004, Exister finds Hot Water Music perhaps a little bit worldlier but no less fiery.
“For us, calling the album Exister, I think it’s a bit of a ‘we’re still here, and we’re not going away anytime soon’ type of statement,” says bassist Jason Black.
“I feel like we accomplished more than we’d ever dreamed years ago. So from those points on, it all feels like a blessing,” adds frontman Chuck. Ragan. “Granted, it is hard work and we do make sacrifices to do what we love, but at the end of the day, if we can hang onto the bond and the reasons that Hot Water Musicx began in the first place and what drove us all those years, then we’ve done our job.
“If we can continue playing our hearts out, smiling while doing it and continue to grow as friends and as musicians close to 20 years later, then we’ve succeeded beyond all of my hopes and expectations.”
Exister will be out on May 14 on Rise Records. To celebrate its release Hot Water Music will be playing European dates before heading to the UK for a special show at London’s Old Blue Last on May 2 – which sold out in 12 minutes.