Contributed by CrookedSuperhero, Posted by Epitaph

Jason Black of Hot Water Music recently posted an update to the No Idea Records website regarding the band's current status:

First of all, Hot Water Music is not breaking up. For better or worse, it's pretty damn doubtful that we ever will end the band. We will, however, be taking an extended break due to the fact that Chuck has decided to concentrate on life off of the road for an as-of-yet undetermined amount of time. Although it would admittedly be more exciting if there had been some massive backstage blowout between the four of us over who drank the last Corona, there was no such incident, so we gotta go with the boring old excuse of family. If you'll remember from physics that for each action there is an equal and opposite reaction, then you should read on…

As for Chris, George, and myself, we just can't get enough of driving across Texas on I-10 so we're going to keep fighting the good fight. New songs, new name, new band. And man, are we fucking stoked about it! We've already written almost an entire album's worth of material and we're not slowing down at all. Around the 14th of this month, the three of us will be heading up to Salad Days and getting into the thick of things with Brian McTernan in the hopes of birthing some extremely ass-kicking demos. As far as band name, label, release dates, if anyone else is gonna be in this thing--your guess is as good as ours (don't take this as an open letter to send us all your ass-up ideas for band names; send good ones only, please). We're hoping to start playing some shows around Gville in the next 4 to 6 weeks, and of course we'll give you more info as things start getting off the ground a bit more. We'll also be launching independent web, myspace, and purevolume sites for the new band as soon as possible… like when we have a name, maybe.

In the meantime Hot Water Music will be releasing another singles collection via No Idea. They're shooting for a fall release date and promise "it won't take as long as the Rumbleseat record has."