I really wanted to get to the new Bright Eyes album, which is better than I expected, and I mean that in a very good way as you'll find out in a few days, but needed something brash to blow my ears out with. Let's face it: It's hump day, which is tough for all of us, and the bottle of red wine I picked up on the way home needs to be matched on some level.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Rye Coalition - Cigarette Catastrophe
The boys of Rye Coalition, who have some of the most ridiculous sounding song titles in history, blessed my presence in a mp3Tunes shuffle. It's been a while since I just let Curses, their 2006 Dave Grohl-assisted hard rock masterpiece, play at full volume all the way through.
Getting it together since the mid-90s, Rye Coalition took the rock world by storm with their 2002 album On Top, produced by Steve Albini. That album won new fans and attracted major label attention for Curses, which is part of how they got Grohl behind the boards.
What's important is that you've got a bunch of guys who love hardcore and AC/DC equally - you know, like normal people. The purists always hate a well-rounded band but for most of us, it results in amazing albums. What's great about "Cigarette Catastrophe" is that it's got riffs, screaming and a killer solo in the middle. Yeah, simple and great, right?
Rye Coalition lost a bassist in 2007. I don't know what's taken them so long to find a new one, but it would nice if these guys could get it together and put out another album.
Buy Curses at Shockhound.