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This used to be what indie rock sounded like. During the 1990s, Elephant 6 and Belle And Sebastian were outliers, and the genre (which really was more genre and less loose lifestyle appellation) hadn’t erased all traces of the get-in-the-van ’80s hardcore that helped birth it. As late as a decade ago, when the Louisville… More »

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

When I posted Coliseum’s “Blind In One Eye,” vocalist/guitarist Ryan Patterson went in depth about his Louisville crew’s third album House With A Curse. Their new-look throat-shredding blues punk reminds me of Laughing Hyenas, but with the confrontational energy of Black Flag or the early D.C. hardcore scene. I didn’t consider the Misfits, but now… More »

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Coliseum – “Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh” Video (Feat. Will Oldham)

"Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh" is a song off of Coliseum's most recent record, Anxiety's Kiss, which dropped back in May. It's a nuanced tale about…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 15, 2015 - 10:57 am

Coliseum – “Dark Light Of Seduction” Video

Today, the stormy and swaggering Louisville post-hardcore power trio Coliseum releases the new album Anxiety's Kiss. They've already made videos for the album track "Sunlight
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2015 - 9:22 am

Stream Coliseum Anxiety’s Kiss

Louisville's Coliseum have been pretty generous with their new album's promotional campaign. We've already heard three singles off of Anxiety's Kiss, ("We Are The Water,"…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Coliseum – “Course Correction” (Stereogum Premiere)

Louisville post-punk trio Coliseum are set to release their fifth full-length, Anxiety’s Kiss, next month. The follow-up to 2013's Sister Faith will feature production from…
Aaron Lindenberg | April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am

Coliseum – “Sunlight In A Snowstorm” Video

Coliseum's latest J. Robbins-produced album Anxiety's Kiss is coming this spring on Deathwish Inc. We've already heard the record's first single, "We Are The Water,"…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 26, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Coliseum – “We Are The Water” Video

Coliseum will release their new album, Anxiety's Kiss, in May, the follow-up 2013's Sister Faith. It's the Louisville-based trio's third straight album with producer J.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 24, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Cold Cave – “Black Magic Punks” (Coliseum Cover)

The last time we heard a new track from Cold Cave was over a year ago, when they released their moody single "Don't Blow Up
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 11, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Coliseum – “White Magic Punks (Justin K. Broadrick Sorcerer Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, Louisville post-hardcore trio Coliseum gave the world a shot of adrenaline in the form of their best LP yet, the ferocious Sister Faith.
Peter Helman | November 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Coliseum – “Late Night Trains” Live (Stereogum Premiere)

Coliseum's great 2013 LP, Sister Faith, was the best and most refined work of the Louisville band's decade-long career, a simmering, rattling LP of tense,…
Michael Nelson | January 28, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Coliseum – “Doing Time” Video

A couple of months ago, we gave Album Of The Week to Sister Faith, the latest platter of fuzzed-up and riff-hungry post-hardcore from the Louisville…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2013 - 8:48 am

Watch Coliseum Cover Eddie Money

Stuff like this is the reason the A.V. Club's "A.V. Undercover" video series exists: Louisville post-hardcore warriors Coliseum, who landed a recent Album Of The…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Stream Coliseum Sister Faith

For years, the Louisville trio Coliseum have walked the line between fuzz-blasted riff-metal and clangorous post-hardcore, and their new album Sister Faith, recorded with brutal…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Coliseum – “Bad Will” Video

In a few weeks, the Louisville power trio Coliseum will release Sister Faith, their latest album of clangorous, hard-charging, metallic punk rock. We've already posted…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Coliseum – “Fuzzbang”

The three tracks we've heard from Coliseum's forthcoming Sister Faith -- "Black Magic Punks," "Doing Time," and now "Fuzzbang" -- suggest the band's new LP…
Michael Nelson | April 3, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Coliseum – “Doing Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

The excellent Louisville trio Coliseum were responsible for one of 2010's most exciting releases, House With A Curse -- a raging inferno of massive hardcore…
Michael Nelson | March 5, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Coliseum – “Black Magic Punks”

The Louisville stomp-rock power trio Coliseum play a sort of metal/punk hybrid that also draws on the ragged precision of fellow Louisville band Slint; they're…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Coliseum – “Blind In One Eye” (Stereogum Premiere)

Those of you familiar with heavy Louisville punk trio Coliseum's previous two albums Coliseum (Level-Plane) and No Salvation (Relapse) will notice a change of pace…
brandon | April 29, 2010 - 11:28 am