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Music Video: Hot Water Music – “Drag My Body”

Starting their year off right, Hot Water Music has just dropped an all new music video for “Drag My Body”.  This is their second video off their recent release Exister (the video for “State Of Grace” was dropped last summer).  Directed by Josh Hegard, the video has dropped just 2 weeks prior to the band hitting the road once again.

Check it out:

I enjoyed the video, but wish the old dude would have regulated at the end.  At least his daughter put two and two together.  I am also craving some whiskey now.  Ok, where was I?  Exister, check it out if you have not done so already.

Additionally, Hot Water Music and No Idea Records recently announced plans to release Live in Chicago on limited edition 3xLP and 2xCD+DVD on January 15. Recorded at the Metro in Chicago on February 1-2, 2008, the triple LP (with download code) includes 30 songs that clock in at 90 minutes from both nights at the Metro, and will be available on six different colors (Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, Purple and White), all of which are limited to 550 copies each. The double CD will include the same set of songs, plus an 80 minute, 24 song live DVD of the February 2 show, which features a few alternate versions, plus one song not found on the album. Fans are invited to pre-order Live in Chicago now though No Idea’s website.  I already ordered mine!

Hot Water Music Tour Dates (w/The Menzingers, La Dispute):
Jan 16 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
Jan 17 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theatre
Jan 18 – Gainesville, FL – Florida Theatre of Gainesville
Jan 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Jan 20 – Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
Jan 22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan 23 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met Cafe
Jan 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
Jan 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Jan 27 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Jan 28 – Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
Jan 29 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Jan 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
Jan 31 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Feb 2 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Feb 3 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
Feb 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Feb 6 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Feb 7 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Feb 8 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Feb 9 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb 10 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market

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And if you have not seen “State Of Grace”, you can check it out below:

The Bomb – Speed Is Everything– CD Review

Hey Jawbox fans, have you been looking for something to tide you over until they finally drop something new this year?  I can’t promise that they will even release new material but that set on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon really brought suspicions to the table.  Let’s hope for the best and until then I have a recommendation for you.

The band I speak of is called The Bomb.  Why should you check them out you ask?  Simple, J. Robbins of Jawbox recorded and mixed The Bomb’s most recent album Speed Is Everything.  He might have also contributed some singing throughout the album as did Dan Yemin from Paint It Black.  This is The Bomb’s second release and was released on No Idea Records.

Need more reason to check out this band I speak of?  Well I can tell you that the band includes former members of Naked Raygun, The Methadones, and even Four Star Alarm.  Oh I might as well throw in that they also cover a Flock Of Seagulls song – more on that in a bit.

This Chicago foursome features Jeff Pezzati, as well as Jeff Dean, Pete Mittler, and Mike Soucy.  With years of experience in the music world they came together and dropped a sophomore release that can stand strong next to a two decade old Naked Raygun album with no intimidation at all.  Perhaps that is a bold statement but after listening to it I think many of you can and will agree.  To me it has a sound that fits in that, dare I say classic, era perfectly.

“The Kids” and “Holiday” really have a post-punk sound straight from the early nineties and fans of that era will appreciate.   “The Rescue” was interesting as the song was sung from a hero point of view with interesting lyrics including hiding the goods.  “Haver” had a little harder punk feel throughout making for a good listen.

As mentioned previously the band took at stab at covering a Flock Of Seagulls song and I honestly like it more than the original.  When “Space Age Love Song” started I immediately knew it was a cover but was unable to immediately grab of whom but after a quick Google check that all changed.

Dan Yemin lends his pipes on the fast fist-pumping “Integrity” track that really rises over the rest when it comes to speed in the album.  “Spaceman” was another track I appreciated on the album a lot with it’s old school post-hardcore sound.  Title track “Speed Is Everything” was another notable track on the album and I even got a kick out of the album ending track “Blown Away”.

I could not help but think of other acts like Husker Du and Jawbreaker while listening to the CD as well as of course Jawbox.    Heavy drumming and straight forward guitar playing formulate a solid album of course with post-Naked Raygun singing styles.  I am shocked this band has not gotten a ton of hype seeing what they are made of but perhaps that makes this album that much more likable.  Old school fans of punk rock will adore this CD, well, at least I do.

Screw all that crunk-punk, emo baby, try too hard crap that recent bands have been dishing out, you kids need to check out The Bomb.  God, I feel old now saying that.  I feel like I just told all the punk kids to stay off my lawn…

DOWNLOAD THIS! The Bomb – “Spaceman”

Here is a live video of the band at a record store in NYC. Notice the excitement in the kid’s faces…

Suburban Home Records + The Takers = Free MP3

If you have not heard of Suburban Home Records yet you really need to, it might just make you a better person.  The music label is home to a slew of great indie, punk, and even country/folk artists and has been putting out some great releases by, just to name a couple, Tim Barry of Avail, Joey Cape of Lagwagon, Ninja Gun, and even Austin Lucas.

Just today I received an email from Tony @ No Idea Records that I thought I should share with everyone out there about a pretty sweet offer:

Gainesville’s newest outlaw country band, The Takers, have just posted a free downloadable MP3 from their upcoming debut album, entitled Taker Easy, that will be released by Suburban Home Records on LP/CD July 21st.

You can download an MP3 of the title track “Taker Easy” on the Suburban Home Records website HERE.

The band recently leaked three other tracks from the album. You can stream “Curse of a Drunk,” “Drift,” and “Friends in Bottles” on the band’s MySpace page.

The band describes their sound as being “influenced by 70’s outlaw country and honky-tonk classics made standard at the time by legends like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Jr.”

Members have been playing in various Gainesville bands for years, with two members currently pulling double duty in No Idea Record’s Whiskey & Co.

The Takers released a 7” version of “Curse of a Drunk” on Suburban Home Records this past fall and have plans to release a collaborative split 7” with Austin Lucas in the near future

Take advantage of this opportunity.  As a fan of outlaw country I really got a kick out of this song and can not wait till the full release of the album.

If you liked what you heard here are a following options you have if you would like to order a copy:

If you want to be ahead of the game and would like to pre-order a CD copy of Taker Easy you should click HERE.

If you want to be a little cooler, pre-order a copy of the Taker Easy beer colored LP by clicking HERE.

If you want to one up everyone else and be the coolest, click HERE and pre-order the deluxe set that includes the LP, CD, T-Shirt, Beer Cozie, Shot Glass, Poster, and Button.  Now that is DELUXE.

Finally if you are the ultimate vinyl collector in the world, click HERE to order a hand-numbered and hand-written test pressing copy of The Taker’s Curse Of A Drunk 7″.  Keep in mind though that only 5 to 20 pressings are created each time a test pressing is created so supplies are extremely limited.

I can not be held responsible for empty wallets so order at your own risk.  I know I am seriously contemplating pre-ordering the LP because I know I am going to listen to it over and over.  The CD and LP will be released on 07/21/2009.

The Takers Tour Dates:
Jun 23 – The Atlantic-Gainesville, Florida
Jun 24 – TBA-Daytona Beach , Florida
Jun 25 – Tobacco Road -Miami, Florida
Jun 26 – Propaganda -Lake Worth, Florida
Jun 27 – New World Brewery, Ybor City, Florida
Jun 28 – Wills Pub , Orlando, Florida

(Hopefully one day they will make it up to Cleveland…hint hint)