Hot Water Music
Hot Water Music
|Origin||Gainesville, Florida, United States|
|Years active||1993–1996, 1997–2006, 2008–present|
|Labels||Rise, Epitaph, No Idea, Doghouse|
|Associated acts||The Draft, Against Me!, Senses Fail, The Bouncing Souls, Alkaline Trio, Leatherface, The Casket Lottery|
Hot Water Music is a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida. The members of the band are Chuck Ragan, Chris Wollard (both lead vocals and guitar), Jason Black (bass), and George Rebelo (drums) first formed in 1993. They are represented by David "Beno" Benveniste's Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group.
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1998 hiatus and reunion
In 1998, after releasing multiple EPs and three full-length albums, the band briefly disbanded, but soon reformed, announcing their continuation as Hot Water Music at the concert recorded for Live at the Hardback.
2006 hiatus and reunion
In late 2005, Hot Water Music stated they were going on a hiatus following Chuck Ragan's departure. On May 13, 2006 however, the hiatus became seemingly permanent and Hot Water Music officially disbanded. The three remaining members then started a new project, The Draft, whose first album, In a Million Pieces, was released on September 12, 2006. Chuck Ragan also continued with a more low-key music career, releasing material through No Idea Records and Side One Dummy Records. He is currently signed to the latter. The band members have also participated in many side projects.
On October 22, 2007, music website Punknews.org reported that a reunion of the band was in the works.
The band has continued to tour, write and record new music including 2012's album Exister and 2017's Light It Up. In November 2017 Chris Wollard announced that he was taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The band continued to play previously booked shows with The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell and Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake filling in for Wollard at several dates.
As of their 2019 25th anniversary tour Cresswell was still filling in for Wollard on guitar and vocals. Cresswell also played guitar and backing vocals on their 2019 Shake Up The Shadows EP.
- Studio albums
- Fuel for the Hate Game - Toybox Records / No Idea Records (1997)
- Forever and Counting - Doghouse Records (1997) / Rise Records re-issue (2012/2013)
- No Division - Some Records (1999) / No Idea Records re-issue (2007)
- A Flight and a Crash - CD on Epitaph Records / LP on No Idea Records (2001)
- Caution - CD on Epitaph Records / LP on No Idea Records (2002)
- The New What Next - CD on Epitaph Records / LP on No Idea Records (2004)
- Exister - CD on Rise Records (2012) No. 34 US / No. 96 CAN
- Light It Up - Rise Records (2017)
- Finding the Rhythms - Toybox Records / No Idea Records (1995)
- Never Ender - No Idea Records (2001)
- Till the Wheels Fall Off - No Idea Records (2008)
- Live albums
- EPs and splits
- Push for Coin (Originally released on tape) (1995) / CD released on Happy Days Records (1995)
- Eating the Filler 7" - Toybox Records / Kung Fu Zombie (1995)
- Split with Swivel Stick 7" - Tuesday Morning Records (1995)
- Split with Tomorrow 11" - No Idea Records (1997)
- You Can Take the Boy Out of Bradenton 7"/CD - Schematics Records (1996)
- Alachua 7" - Allied Recordings (1997) / No Idea Records re-issue (1999)
- Split with Clairmel 8.5" / CD - No Idea Records (1998)
- F State Revisited 7" (Split with Screaming Fat Rat) - Snuffy Smile (1998)
- Split with Six Going On Seven 7" - Some Records (1998)
- Split with Rydell 7" - Scene Police / Ignition (1998)
- 403 Chaos Comp: Florida Fucking Hardcore (Comp) (1998)
- Moments Pass 7" - No Idea Records (1999)
- Where We Belong 7" - No Idea Records (1999)
- Moonpies for Misfits CD - No Idea Records (1999) Compiles Moments Pass 7" and Where We Belong 7"
- BYO Split Series, Vol. 1 LP/CD (Split with Leatherface) - Better Youth Organization (1999)
- Split with Alkaline Trio CD/Picture Disc - Jade Tree Records CD / No Idea Records Picture Disc (2002)
- Colors, Words, And Dreams 7" (Split with The Casket Lottery) - Second Nature Recordings (2002)
- Split with Muff Potter 7" - Green Hell Label (2003)
- Live in Chicago No. 1 7" - No Idea Records (2010) Blue vinyl. Limited to 1000. Released for Record Store Day 2010
- Live in Chicago No. 2 7" - No Idea Records (2010) Red vinyl. Limited to 1000.
- Live in Chicago No. 3 7" - No Idea Records (2010) Yellow vinyl. Limited to 1000.
- Live in Chicago No. 4 7" - No Idea Records (2010) Green vinyl. Limited to 1000.
- Split with The Bouncing Souls 7" - Chunksaah Records (2011)
- Live in Chicago No. 5 7" - No Idea Records (2011) Purple vinyl. Limited to 1000.
- Live in Chicago No. 6 6" - No Idea Records (2011) White vinyl. Limited to 1000.
- The Fire, The Steel, The Tread/Adds Up to Nothing 7" (2011)
- Drag My Body 7" - Uncle M (2012) Picture Disc. Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies.
- Shake Up The Shadows - Epitaph Records (2019)
- Paper Thin (2001)
- Remedy (2002)
- State of Grace (2012)
- Drag My Body (2013)
- Never Going Back (2017)
- Vultures (2017)
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- "Hot Water Music - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- "'Caution': Hot Water Music Heats Up". Billboard. July 25, 2002.
- "Hot Water Music together again." Punknews.org. October 22, 2007.
-  Chorus.fm November, 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2012-02-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Light It Up by Hot Water Music". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- "Hot Water Music detail 'Live in Chicago' double album". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-10-26.