Official press release:

Gainesville, Florida’s Hot Water Music have announced their new album, Light It Up. The twelve-track album was self-produced and will be released on September 15 via Rise Records. It follows 2012’s Exister, which was the band’s Rise debut.

To herald the release, the iconic band has dropped the anthemic new track “Never Going Back”. Listen here:

The band said about Light It Up:

“The most exciting part about this record for us was self-producing and being in control from start to finish. We haven’t made a record this way since Fuel For The Hate Game. As frightening as it was to not have the safety net and sounding board of a producer, it was just as liberating to make a record that is 100% Hot Water Music, scars and all.”

Hot Water Music will also support the album with select tour dates and festival appearances through the fall, including a stop at the can’t-miss Riot Fest in Chicago and their hometown The Fest in Gainesville. Dates are below and go on sale at 12pm local time on Friday, June 2.

Pre-order Light It Up today via MerchNOW.

Light It Up track listing:

1. “Complicated”
2. “Light It Up”
3. “Show Your Face”
4. “Never Going Back”
5. “Rabbit Key”
6. “Sympathizer”
7. “Vultures”
8. “Bury Your Idols”
9. “Overload”
10. “High Class Catastrophe”
11. “Hold Out”
12. “Take You Away”

Tour dates:

9/15-9/17 – Chicago, IL | Riot Fest
9/29 – San Francisco, CA | Slim’s *
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA | Echoplex *
10/27-10/29 – Gainesville, FL | The Fest
11/17 – Boston, MA | The Sinclair
11/18 – Brooklyn, NY | Warsaw ^
11/19 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer ^
12/02 – Sao Paulo, Brazil | Carioca Club

* = w/ Dead To Me, Racquet Club
^ = w/ Strike Anywhere, Big Jesus