House With A Curse
How much change is a band willing to endure in pursuit of a dream? In the case of Coliseum, as much as it takes. In the three years since their second album, No Salvation (their first and only for Relapse Records), the Louisville power trio have changed labels, producers, engineers, and replaced the frenetic breakneck speed of former drummer Chris Maggio with the emphatic rhythmic stomp of Carter Wilson - all in the service of producing the album they always dreamed of. That album is House With A Curse, their third full-length and first for Temporary Residence Ltd. Produced by the band at The Funeral Home in Louisville and mixed by J. Robbins in Baltimore, House represents a major sea change in the Coliseum canon. For the first time in their nearly decade-long career, the trio play like a singular unit, commanding an agile, indestructible army of enormous riffs grounded by the head-nodding, foot-stomping rhythm section of Wilson and long-time bassist Mike Pascal. Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Patterson's gravel-throated proclamations are more personal than ever, reflecting against himself and projecting to the outside world. Features a small army of guests, including Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, J. Robbins (Jawbox), Jason Noble (Shipping News, Rachel's, Rodan), Peter Searcy (Squirrel Bait) and more.