Hot Water Music announce new album, share charging lead single “Never Going Back” — listen

Florida punks' first LP since 2012 slated for a September release


    Punk rock veterans Hot Water Music will return with their first album in five years later this summer. Titled Light It Up, it marks their eighth full-length to date and second for label Rise Records.

    The Exister follow-up collects 12 tracks, all of which were produced by Hot Water Music — a duty they prided themselves on and didn’t take lightly. “The most exciting part about this record for us was self-producing and being in control from start to finish,” the band explains in a press statement.

    “We haven’t made a record this way since [1997 debut LP] Fuel For the Hate Game. As frightening as it was to not have the safety net and sounding board of a producer, it was just as liberating to make a record that is 100% Hot Water Music, scars and all.”


    Ahead of the album’s September 15th release, the Florida natives have shared “Never Going Back”, a lead single that barrels on full steam ahead. “We take our licks and harden up inside/ At least for a little while we don’t feel like dying,” they sing, determined not concede to anything. “The storm is bound to pass in time.”

    Hear it down below via its lyric video.


    Light It Up Artwork:

    light it up hot water music Hot Water Music announce new album, share charging lead single Never Going Back    listen

    Light It Up Tracklist:
    01. Complicated
    02. Light It Up
    03. Show Your Face
    04. Never Going Back
    05. Rabbit Key
    06. Sympathizer
    07. Vultures
    08. Bury Your Idols
    09. Overload
    10. High Class Catastrophe
    11. Take You Away

    Hot Water Music have a handful of tour dates lined up beginning in September, including appearances at Chicago’s Riot Fest and The Fest in their hometown of Gainesville.


    Hot Water Music 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/15-17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
    09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    09/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
    10/27-29 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
    11/17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    11/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    11/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    12/02 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Carioca Club

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