Hot Snakes – Post-Hardcore Band
Underground punk rock group Hot Snakes consists of core members Rick Froberg and John Reis. The pair had previously played together in post-hardcore bands Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu. Reis also fronted the rowdy San Diego punk rock band Rocket from the Crypt; while on a break from Rocket, he launched Hot Snakes with The Delta 72's Jason Kourkounis on drums, Froberg on vocals, and Gar Wood on bass. The band's first release was 2000's Automatic Midnight, which came out via Reis' new Swami label. Their followup, Suicide Invoice, came out in 2002.
Rocket from the Crypt drummer Mario Rubalcaba was brought on board for 2004's Audit in Progress. Following their spring 2005 Australian tour, Hot Snakes dissolved, with the members each focusing on other projects. Six years later, Hot Snakes reunited for a series of performances at All Tomorrow's Parties and Fun Fun Fun Fest. In 2012, they hit the road for a West Coast tour and a performance slot at the Metallica-curated Orion Music + More Festival in New Jersey. Back on the road once more in 2017, the band decided to head into the studio together. The result was 2018's Jericho Sirens, their most recent album, out on Sub Pop.Less