Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan plans release with Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem

You know, some things just go together so well you wonder how you ever lived without the pairing before; bacon and cheeseburgers, beards and flannel, significant others and your mother — haha, yeah right ... We can now add punk-turned-classic Americana rockers Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music and Brian Fallon from the Gaslight Anthem to the list. They're planning a split or a collaborative album with a possible release date "early next year," according to Ragan. Here's what else he had to say:

"We don't have anything planned as far as when we're gonna record it, it's just something that we want to do. We're just trading songs and taking it easy and letting it make itself over time.

We've been trading songs since last October. We're moving on it slowly, but it's kind of at a stand-still right now with, ya know, Gaslight's in full swing after releasing their new record. So we're excited about it, but we're both moving strong and fast in our own directions. It's something that we want to do, and will do, it's just a matter of time and when and where. We talked about it early next year, of getting together and laying stuff down and seeing where it goes. But there's no expectations and we're just kinda having fun with it right now. So we're just looking to keep it relaxed and make a great record."

(via PunkNews via PunkCDSampler)

Head over to to watch (or hear) the entire interview with Ragan.

Chuck Ragan will be playing two nights in a row at the Atlantic in Gainesville July 30-31.  Head here for more info. And in the same vein, Lucero and stellar up-and-coming punk folkist Frank Turner will be opening for Social Distortion November 12 at Jannus Landing.


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