We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Coffin Problem’s new song “Seconds” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming split 7″ with Glassfield, which is scheduled to be released on April 7th through Mind Over Matter Records. You can pre-order the split here.
Coffin Problem and Glassfield will be playing the official album release on April 7th at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI. You can RSVP to the Facebook event page here.
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, both Coffin Problem and Glassfield have shared the stage numerous times, shared memories, shared stories…and now they share space on a collective release. Available on limited edition vinyl (only 220 copies pressed) as well as through all digital retailers on April 7th, this split release showcases two bands who – while bound by geography – explore two different sides of what it means to be a “heavy” band.
For the uninitiated, Coffin Problem give us more of the doomy, shoegaze view of the genre, almost as if you’ve put on the new Nothing record, but played it at half speed instead. The leading side of this split plods along at a depressive pace that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt the crushing despair of a Midwestern winter (or anyone who just can’t get enough of Jesu’s “Conqueror”), and this gloom is only accented by the echoing vocal line in the verses reminding us that “time isn’t on your side.”
Glassfield present us with a track that explores a bit more of the post-punk side of things that they hinted at in their Unwrought Atlas EP while still holding onto the riffs that remind the listener of Young Widows, Torche, Hum or Shiner. Compared to the Coffin Problem half this tune almost feels upbeat, but don’t let the pace fool you – there isn’t much happiness or celebration happening on either side of this record.