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 has a good chance of being their very best. “Fuzzbang” feels a bit more subdued than the two songs that preceded it; it’s at a lower boil than those two firestarters, but make no mistake, it’s still hot enough to burn. In my writeup of “Doing Time,” I mentioned the similarities between that song and the music created by Sister Faith’s producer, J. Robbins, with his old band Jawbox, but that connection is even more explicit on “Fuzzbang.” I also hear some Sonic Youth in the guitars here, some Rocket From The Crypt in the vocals … basically little bits of all that is good in the world. Listen.

Coliseum tourdates:

04/27 Kent, UK @ Platform 5, Ashford
04/28 Cornwall, UK @ Live Bar, Truro
04/29 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store =
04/30 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club =
05/01 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange =
05/02 London, UK @ XOYO =
05/10 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *
05/12 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05/13 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
05/14 Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
05/15 Toronto, ON @ Horeshoe Tavern ^
05/16 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks ^
05/17 Boston, MA @ TT and The Bears ^
05/19 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine ^
05/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory +
05/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
05/23 Washington, DC @ Black Cat +
05/24 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (Maryland Deathfest Afterparty)
05/26 Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records #
05/27 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook $
05/28 Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
05/29 Atlanta, GA @ 529
05/30 New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
06/01 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas %
06/02 Dallas, TX @ Doublewide Bar
06/04 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre %
06/05 St, Louis @ MO @ The Firebird %
06/08 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme %
06/09 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre %
06/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Theatre %
06/12 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom %
06/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s %
06/15 Huntington, WV @ V Club %
 
= w/ Narrows
* w/ Anwar Sadat, Tropical Trash
^ w/ California X
+ w/ Red Hare

Sister Faith is out 4/30 via Temporary Residence.

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