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…
Shore’s first release, Coup de Grace, came out last year on No Idea Records. Compared to other records that are released by the label, there was little fanfare and/or attention. Which is a shame because the album is so stunningly good. The album is quiet, loud and moving in all the right places. The music is a perfect soundtrack for that reoccurring dream where you are laying down on a glacier and just slowly drifting along the Northern Atlantic.
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.
The Bay Area’s American Steel originally formed in 1995. After six years of touring and releases to what at the time they considered little fanfare, the band moved into a different sound and felt the band needed a different name. In 2002, with their new moniker, Communiqué, the band gave it another go with a decidedly different sound and feel. After four years, they gave this too a rest. In the meantime, American Steel had become legendary. In 2007, they reunited as American Steel, signed to Fat Wreck Chords and went back at it. They toured down with The Lawrence Arms to FEST 6 and played to one of the biggest crowds they had to date.