In preparation for the release of his new album Covering Ground, Chuck Ragan has teamed up with Rolling Stone to offer afree download/stream of the track “Get What You Give.” Ragan commented on the theme of the song saying:
“There is always a struggle finding balance doing what we love. Above all, holding true to that original passion rather than sinking into a self-absorbed world which is addicted to self-gratification, attention and spotlight. In the end, it comes down to a single choice of how we decide to treat people and ourselves. What goes around comes around; and sooner or later whether we like it or not, we will get what we give.”
Covering Ground will hit stores on September 13th.
Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) has announced that he will release his third solo album entitledCovering Ground on September 13th on SideOneDummy Records. Covering Ground was recorded by Ragan and his band, Jon Gaunt (fiddle) and Joe Ginsberg (upright bass), between three different tours at Fireside Sound Studios in Silverlake, CA with Blind Melon’s Christopher Thorn in the Spring. The album is being described as “a blue collar, Americana record filled with honest road songs” and will feature numerous guest appearances such as Frank Turner andGaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon. Ragan has plans to tour the world continuously this year in support of the album, and will unveil tour dates shortly.
For the album’s artwork and track listing…
As earlier announced, Hot Water Music have been spending their summer months working on new material and gearing up for their European tour with Make Do and Mend. To coincide with that European tour, Hot Water Music have declared that they will be self-releasing a two song seven inch in August. Also, the band has made the announcement that their next full length will be released by Rise Records with a target release date of spring 2012.
Rise Records Announcement + European Tour Dates below…
How are you spending your summer vacation? Recording a highly anticipated reunion album? I doubt it, but that is exactly what Chris Wollard, Chuck Ragan, Jason Black and George Robello are up to this summer. Hot Water Music has been back together playing shows together since 2008 but have not released any new material since 2004’s The New What Next.
Through the band’s official and the band mamber’s personal Twitter accounts Hot Water Music has announced that they are all back in Florida and are currently working on their next album.