Merge Records and Temporary Residence Limited have partnered to co-release “Horror Business” b/w “Bullet,” a limited-edition 7-inch from Superchunk and Coliseum for April 16 – Record Store Day. Limited to 1,500 copies and available exclusively in record stores, the 7-inch cover was designed by Coliseum singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson, with a nod to the artwork from the Misfits’ Three Hits From Hell single. The 7-inch will be issued on three different colors of vinyl: Yellow w/ Black Splatter; Magenta w/ Black Splatter; and standard Black (500 copies of each).
Superchunk first covered “Horror Business” at a 1997 Halloween show in Washington DC (the band even dressed up as the Misfits that night), and finally decided to record the song in 2010 to give away on their website as a Halloween gift to fans. Over the course of the 2010 US tour in support of Majesty Shredding, the band included “Horror Business” in many encores, often enlisting guest musicians on the drum kit – including comedian Todd Barry and SAMHAIN drummer London May!
Coliseum is one of punk’s most forward-thinking and trailblazing outfits, coming from the basements of the hardcore circuit to carve out their own unique niche of heavy post-punk. Their third album, House With A Curse, was released in June 2010 on Temporary Residence Limited.
Coliseum’s love for the music of Glenn Danzig has been well documented, having recorded a version of Danzig’s “Am I Demon” for a 2005 split with Doomriders (included on the recent Goddamage Deluxe Reissue from Temporary Residence), which has been a staple of their live encores for years. Their cover of “Bullet” was recorded in October 2009 during the demo sessions for House With A Curse. The recording took place at The Funeral Home studio in Louisville, which operates above a functioning funeral home. Coliseum singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson requested to record his vocals from a coffin…but was denied.
Make your plans now to visit your favorite local record store on Saturday, April 16 – Record Store Day. More information about Record Store Day and a full list of participating stores can be found at RecordStoreDay.com.[see all news]