Published Oct 03, 2008And so another band bites the dust Montreals rocknroll heart throbs Hot Springs have called it a day. Following the Exclaim!-approved 2007 debut album, Volcano, the Giselle Webber-led project have announced they will all be moving on to new projects, meaning their current tour plans are no more (not to mention any other plans). This means no more trip to Europe. No more playing with Wolf Parade in Brussels. And, above all, no more Tokyo gig with Patrick Watson.
While talking on-air to CBC Radio 3, the ever-electric Webber shed some light on the surprise ending. "I broke up the band, she said. "We were working on a second album and I went away to Greenland to finish the songwriting and I just kind of realized I didnt want to do that album with [Hot Springs]. It just was totally in a different direction and it wouldnt be fair to do it with that project.
"I wanted to work with another songwriter. I was the only songwriter in Hot Springs and I really, really wanted to work with somebody else who wrote songs too. I was sick of hearing all the same stuff that came out of my own head.
But with the break-up also comes new beginnings. Webber said she has already formed a new band called Red Mass with members of CPC Gangbangs, another Montreal outfit that recently gave up the ghost. She described the new projects sound as "psychedelic post-punk and "a lot more edgy, but with a folk side to it. She even said that the group already has plans for an album, which would be a double somewhat, with half of it being folk and half be the rock stuff.
"Youre not going to be mad at me after you hear the next one, Webber said. Okay, were going to hold you to that.
Hot Springs "Fog and the Horn"