Chicago art-punk quartet COASTER are excited to share Deuces, their brand new 7″ EP today via Consequence of Sound magazine (stream below). A split between Community Records and Sooper Records, the core duo of Coaster (Matt Kissinger and Seth Engel) have transitioned from their longtime rhythm section, but not before one last record of burning pop intensity. Deuces, set for release on Friday, November 11th, marks that transition, a relentlessly vibrant record that is quick to whip into a fury, constantly changing shapes as the dust settles.
Speaking about Coaster’s sound, Consequence of Sound shared, “The music screeches and flails, yet maintains a tightly crafted structure, somehow irresistibly fun and subtly sinister”. They elaborated on the EP, saying, “All together, the four tracks make for an effort that’s at once a glorious sendoff for Coaster’s former self and a promising groundwork for the future.”
Coaster are set to celebrate the EP’s release on this Thursday, November 10th. Complete details can be found below.
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Auxiliary Arts (EP Release Show) w/ Peaer, Pupppy & MTV Ghosts
11/18 – Chicago, IL @ WHPK’s Pure Hype
12/06 – Chicago, IL @ Subterannean Downstairs w/ Clearance, Dominic & Photo Jenny
More about the band:
Coaster’s Matt Kissinger (vocals/guitar) and Michael Byrnes (bass) first met back in a college songwriting class. Before long the two were working on a song about Brynes’ late dachshund and the duo recruited Tom Graham (drums) to play with them. The dachshund was memorialized and Coaster had some dang ol’ fun doing it. The band quickly “tricked” one of Chicago’s busiest musicians, Seth Engel (guitar/vocals) to join the band and their “groove oriented” rock and twisted pop sound began to materialize.
Deuces, the band’s latest EP, was written and recorded with the Chicago quartet knowing it would be the old line-up’s last album together. They decided to hit the studio the week they returned from a month long tour to capture a well rehearsed vibe. Picking up influence from the legendary Chavez as well as local Chicago art-punk bands like Meat Wave and The New Diet, Coaster continue to define their evolving sound, pushing boundaries of pop into their own distorted chaos of hooks and spastic structures. Coaster’s Kissinger and Engel are now joined by Dillon Kelley (bass) and Marcus Nuccio (drums).