Gainesville, FL punk veterans Hot Water Music have announced a new album, Feel the Void. The full LP arrives March 18th, but first single “Killing Time” is available now for your listening pleasure. Stream the track below.
Hot Water Music’s latest effort comes after a period of uncertainty for the band. Singer-guitarist Chris Wollard stepped away from the project in 2017 to focus on his mental health, bringing the future of the band into question. That same year, The Flatliners’ Chris Cresswell began performing with the group after a chance encounter between the singer and Hot Water Music drummer George Rebelo.
Now, the band returns, both Chrises in tow, with Feel the Void. They reunited with producer Brian McTernan for the record as well, marking a sort of full-circle moment for the group. McTernan recorded the early aughts Hot Water Music classics A Flight And A Crash, Caution, and The New What Next, and in recent years has lent his talents to scene stars Turnstile.
“Killing Time” previews the now-quintet’s new album with Wollard and fellow singer-guitarist Chuck Ragan’s trademark ferocious roars. With a wall of guitars and an anthemic drum march, the single sums up the cinematic quality that always nudged Hot Water Music closer to capital-R Rock than simple, three chord punk.
In edition to new music, Hot Water Music will ring in the new year with a slew of US tour dates. The run kicks off in Denver in January and runs through Philadelphia in March, with a couple Pacific Northwest dates in September thrown in for good measure. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.
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Feel the Void Tracklist:
01. Another Breath
02. Killing Time
03. Newtown Scraper
05. Collect Your Things and Run
06. Hearts Stay Full
07. Feel the Void
08. Turn the Dial
09. The Weeds
10. Scratch On
11. Ride High
12. Lock Up
Hot Water Music 2022 Tour Dates:
01/14 — Denver, CO @ The Bluebird
01/21 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
01/22 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
01/23 — Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp
02/09 — Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
02/10 — Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
02/11 — Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot
02/12 — Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/23 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/24 — New York, NY @ Elsewhere
03/25 — Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
03/26 — Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
03/27 — Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
09/16 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
09/17 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile