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The Draft Defends Their Digital EP and Posts New Tour Dates

The remaining members of Hot Water Music also known as The Draft have been receiving a lot of criticism regarding their decision to release their upcoming EP digitally.  The band recently posted on their website:

“First off, as many of you have no doubt heard by now, we’re releasing some newish tunes. No Idea will be repressing, possibly forever, the 7″ that came with the LP. Yeah, it was supposed to be limited…deal with it. Along with that, they’ll be releasing a 7” with the final 2 outakes from the album sessions, “Stop Wasting My Time” and ” Up All Night.” The companion to these 7″s will be released via Epitaph as a digital-only EP. We’ve heard some whining about our decision to release these songs digitally, so let me try to explain our reasoning:

1) It’s easier.
2) It’s WAY cheaper.
3) No waste…none at all!
4) You’re all going to download them for free, anyway.

In all honesty, it is just straight up cheaper, easier, and faster to release things digital-only, especially things like EPs. Anyway….

Secondly, we’re doing some shows to support the release of this puppy. Sticking with our 2-weekish tour stratgey, here are the dates:

3.13 HANDLEBAR PENSACOLA, FL
3.14 THE WHITE SWAN HOUSTON, TX
3.15 AUSTIN, TX SPIRO’S AMPITHEATER (SXSW SHIRTS FOR A CURE SHOWCASE)
3.16 AUSTIN, TX RED 7 (SXSW NO IDEA/VOLCOM SHOWCASE)
3.17 DETON, TX RUBBER GLOVES
3.18 PAPILLION, NE THE ROCK
3.19 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TRIPLE ROCK
3.21 MILWAUKEE, WI MAD PLANET
3.22 CHICAGO, IL ABBEY PUB
3.23 DEKALB, IL OTTO’S
3.24 DAYTON, OH NITE OWL
3.25 CINCINNATI, OH POSION ROOM
3.27 ST LOUIS, MO CREEPY CRAWL
3.28 NASHVILLE, TN THE END
3.29 BIRMINGHAM, AL CAVE 9
3.30 ATLANTA, GA MASQUERADE
3.31 GAINSVILLE, FL COMMON GROUNDS”

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  1. 03/02/2007 at 5:47 pm

    you can’t blame them. technology sucks.

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