Hot Water Music Herald New Album With Two Fresh Singles, "Menace" and "Burn Forever"

Hot Water Music Herald New Album With Two Fresh Singles, "Menace" and "Burn Forever"

- By Ramon Gonzales

Vows reiterates the punk vets endurance, marking the band's thre--decade long tenure and boasting appearances from members of Turnstile, Thrice, Alexisonfire, The Interrupters, City and Colour and more.

Photo by Jesse Korman

Regarded one of punk's most enduring, evergreen contributors, stalwarts Hot Water Music are simultaneously celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and preparing to debut a new record with Vows set for a May 10th due date via Equal Vision Records. 

Further solidifying their artistic kinship with acclaimed producer and hardcore legend Brian McTernan, the album intends to capture the same lightning in a bottle as previous collaborations including 2001’s A Flight And A Crash, 2002’s Caution and 2004’s The New What Next.

In addition to the expertise of McTernan, Vows is bolstered by several significant contributions from special guests including Daniel Fang and Brendan Yates of Turnstile, Thrice, Dallas Green of City and Colour and Alexisonfire, The Interrupters, and Popeye Vogelsang of Calling Hours and melodic hardcore greats Farside. 

To begin the rollout official, Hot Water Music has unloaded the first two showings from the presentation with "Menace" and "Burn Forever". Anchored by the unmistakable presence of frontman Chuck Ragan, the pair of tracks signal another glowing example of timeless punk helmed by master craftsmen. 

Offering some insight to the first cut, Ragan better explains the headspace that results in such an impassioned performance. “In this day and age, it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day frustrations. What isn’t easy all the time is recognizing our ability to choose our mental state. We own the power to slow down enough to be present in our anger, realizing the paths away from hatred and preparing ourselves for the next time we cross ways with menace.”

While "Menace" offers a more introspective take, "Burn Forever" acknowledges confronts the reality of circumstance and how we all universally can fall victim to it, or choose to learn from it. Hot Water Music guitarist Chris Wollard detailed, “‘Burn Forever’ is about processing grief. Allowing it to happen, and also about the things we learn to help us through it.”

The announcement of the band's landmark 10th album arrives as Hot Water Music prepares to embark on their 30th anniversary tour later this spring. The two month excursion wil cover the US and Canada and will feature supporting sets from the likes of Quicksand, Off With their Heads, Modern Life Is War, The Ergs, and Tim Barry on select dates. 

A complete list of dates and cities can be found below. Get tickets - HERE

Vows, the 10th album from Hot Water Music drops May 10th via Equal Vision Records. Order the album - HERE

Vows Tracklisting

Searching For Light

Burn Forever

After The Impossible (feat. Dallas Green)

Remnants (feat. Daniel Fang and Brendan Yates)

Chewing On Broken Glass

Fences (feat. Thrice)

Side Of The Road

Wildfire (feat. Popeye Vogelsang)

Bury Us All

Touch The Sun

Much Love (feat. The Interrupters)
03 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s *
04 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall *
05 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrews Hall *
07 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall *
08 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom *
09 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts *
10 — Boston, MA — Royale *
11 — Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount #
12 — Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co. *
13 — Washington, DC — The Howard *
14 — Richmond, VA — The National *
15 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven) *
17 — Dallas, TX — South Side Music Hall *
18 — San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger *
19 – Austin, TX – Mohawk *


13 — Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom ^
14 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues ^
15 — Chicago, IL — Concord Music Hall ^
16 — St. Louis, MO — Delmar Hall ^
17 — Lawrence, KS — Liberty Hall ^
18 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre ^
20 — Mesa, AZ — Nile Theater ^
21 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues ^
22 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory ^
23 — Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco ^
24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall ^
25 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades ^
27 — Portland, OR — Revolution Hall ^
28 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox ^
29 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom ^

* — with Quicksand, Off With Their Heads
# — with Quicksand, Modern Life Is War, The Ergs
^ — with Quicksand, Tim Barry
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