Jam the Awesome New Coliseum Track and Video “We are the Water”
Coliseum have been one of the most consistent, awesome and consistently awesome metal bands I’ve had the pleasure of learning about and following over the past 8 years of running this site. Not consistent as in “never changing” — they’ve actually evolved quite a bit with each album — but consistent as in whatever they do, they do it well.
Their fifth studio album Anxiety’s Kiss, out May 5th via Deathwish, seems like it’ll have no problems continuing that trajectory. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that “bluesy rockabilly punk” was Coliseum’s new musical direction, and now here we are in 2015 and it’s already something entirely different. This time around Coliseum have amplified their atmospheric undertones and brought them to the forefront, retaining a distinct sonic template over a driving, mid-paced groove. It’s almost like Coliseum borrowed a page from the “Morrisey Metal” playbook perfected by Junius and folded it right into their old sound. It’s fantastic.
Jam “We are the Water” below together with a new music video via Spin. Coliseum tour dates at the bottom of this post. Thanks to Stephen P. for sending this in.
February 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl $
February 27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile $
February 28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir $
March 2 – Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda $
March 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill $
March 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo $
March 6 – San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
March 13 – Detroit, MI @ Berserker Music Fest %
March 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
March 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Melt
March 17 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
March 18 – New Orleans @ Gasa Gasa
March 19 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
March 21 – Austin, TX @ The Highball at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar +
March 21 – Austin, TX @ Rock Of Ages SXSW Party ^
March 23 – Little Rock, AR @ The Joint
$ = with Old Man Gloom
% = with Poison Idea, Child Bite, Nervosas
+ = with Riverboat Gamblers
^ w/ Goatsnake