Coffin Problem / Glassfield Split 7" EP
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220 Coke Bottle Blue
Two bands hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan and both fresh off of a release of their own (Coffin Problem's eponymous LP released last year on Dizzybird Records & Glassfield's Unwrought Atlas EP through Mind Over Matter) coming together in a demonstration of the crushing sonic diversity of the midwest!
Coffin Problem's side explores more of the brooding side of things, plodding along at a menacing Jason Vorhees-behind-the-blond-at-the-abandoned-summer-camp pace. The tones are minor and the lyrics work pretty quickly to remind us of our impending doom.
Glassfield explore a little bit further into the post-punk arena that they hinted at during portions of Unwrought Atlas, but that is not to say that their contribution fails at bringing us a few slick riffs along with some haunting atmosphere along the way.
While the Glassfield half seems a little more "upbeat," don't be fooled: this EP isn't leaving much on the table for celebration, as it is a dark place that we are living in currently & this EP reflects that fully.