HOT WATER MUSIC + BROOKLYN VEGAN PREMIERE NEW SONG “COMPLICATED” — LISTEN
NEW ALBUM LIGHT IT UP OUT SEPTEMBER 15
Gainesville, Florida’s punk rock veterans Hot Water Music have partnered with Brooklyn Vegan to premiere the new song “Complicated.” Listen here.
“‘Complicated’ started as a very different musical than it ended up as,” the band said. “It was very slow, brooding, and groove-oriented. While we were working on it in the studio, Chris came up with the guitar lead. On its own, the lead reminded us a bit of Midnight Oil —one of our collective favorite bands— which informed us to pick up the tempo and change the song up to what it is now.
“With that in mind, Chuck wrote his take on the same topics Oil often cover. The basic gist of the lyrics is that civilized/western/first world cultures are destroying the planet; even those of us with the best intentions can’t make the difference we’d like because life and the circumstances surrounding are complicated, hence the track name. The contrast is how likely it is that the cultures that still live simply and put value in the land and wildlife that support them will outlast all of us who wake up and check our Twitter feeds first thing in the morning.”
Hot Water Music will drop their self-produced new album Light It Up on September 15 via Rise Records. It follows 2012’s Exister, which was the band’s Rise debut.
Check out the anthemic track “Never Going Back.” Listen here.
The band also released a crowd-sourced video for “Vultures,” which featured fan footage from across the bands career. Watch it here.
HOT WATER MUSIC ON TOUR:
9/15 to 9/17 — Riot Fest — Chicago, IL
9/29 — Slim’s — San Francisco, CA*
9/30 — Echoplex — Los Angeles, CA*
10/27 to 10/29 — The Fest — Gainesville, FL
11/17 — The Sinclair — Boston, MA
11/18 — Warsaw — Brooklyn, NY &
11/19 — Union Transfer — Philadelphia, PA &
12/2 — Carioca Club — Sao Paulo, Brazil
*With Dead to Me + Racquet Club
& With Strike Anywhere + Big Jesus
LIGHT IT UP TRACKLISTING:
2. “Light It Up”
3. “Show Your Face”
4. “Never Going Back”
5. “Rabbit Key”
8. “Bury Your Idols”
10. “High Class Catastrophe”
11. “Hold Out”
12. “Take You Away”