the draft

14 bands who changed one member and started fresh
14 bands who changed one member and started fresh
It’s rare nowadays that any band with a few releases (and a few hundred shows) under their belt hasn’t had a lineup change or two (or six, if you’re a metalcore band on Rise Records). But the following 14 bands didn’t just replace one member and soldier on; they started fresh as a brand new band, without relying on the back catalog of their former project. Some of these bands we ...
“We didn’t do it correctly the first time around”: Jason Black on the return of the Draft
“We didn’t do it correctly the first time around”: Jason Black on the return of the Draft
In late 2005, beard punks the world over mourned the end of Hot Water Music, the long-running post-hardcore band who were hugely influential yet never broke through commercially. But just as quickly as HWM dissolved, THE DRAFT—featuring every member of Hot Water Music minus vocalist/guitarist Chuck Ragan, who was replaced by Todd Rockhill—came together, immediately jumping back into the game with
Exclusive: Members of Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, Errortype:11 form new band
Exclusive: Members of Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, Errortype:11 form new band
We recently spoke to Hot Water Music bassist Jason Black about the resurrection of his other band, the Draft, for a two-week tour later this month. (Look for that interview on altpress.com in the coming days.) But in the middle of our conversation, he dropped a pretty big bomb on us: He's started a new band called UnWed with what some might describe an all-star cast. Un ...
Hot Water Music – Exister
Hot Water Music – Exister
Hot Water Music Exister This review originally ran in AP 287. Fans apprehensive about Hot Water Music’s first new album in eight years should find plenty to enjoy on Exister. They sound revitalized, especially Chuck Ragan, who bookends the album with perhaps its most urgent tracks, which are anchored by some of his most powerful vocal performances (“Mainline,” “Paid In Full”). While some of th
Hot Water Music – The Fire, The Steel, The Tread EP
Hot Water Music The Fire, The Steel, The Tread EP Nearly four years after reuniting, Gainesville, Florida, beard-punk progenitors Hot Water Music have finally delivered new music, though it's more of a teaser than anything else. The Fire, The Steel, The Tread is a two-song digital EP/7-inch that gives the listener a scant 6:19 of new HWM—the first new material from the band in seven years—but not