Chicago’s Coaster Share “Burn” via Punktastic

October 30, 2016
Johnny Fabrizio

Johnny Fabrizio

Chicago’s Coaster Share “Burn” via Punktastic

Deuces EP Out November 11th via Community Records / Sooper Records

Chicago art-punk quartet Coaster are getting ready to release Deuces, a brand new 7″ EP as a split between Community Records and Sooper Records. Today they are sharing the “Burn,” the album’s wild second single with Punktastic. The core duo of Coaster (Matt Kissinger and Seth Engel) have transitioned from their longtime rhythm section, but not before one last record. Deuces marks that transition and “Burn” is the spark that ignites it all.

Speaking about the song, Kissinger said, “People move on and you wish them luck. You might feel bitter at first but that bitterness stems from your own unwillingness to move on.”

Coaster are in Gainesville, FL’s this weekend for the annual punk mecca better known as The Fest. Complete dates can be found below.Post-Trash recently reviewed the album’s first single “Cool,” calling it “a song about the balance of creating something that is both catchy and artistically innovative… a concern Coaster shouldn’t worry about. “Cool” walks that line with grace, offering memorable hooks at every turn while tweaking standard structures and delving into their own brightly lit progressive art-pop sound. It’s radio friendly. It’s complex. It’s the best of both worlds.”


10/27 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery (Pre-Fest 4)
10/30 – Gainesville, FL @ Rockey’s (Fest 15) w/ Look Mexico, Sundials & more
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Auxiliary Arts (EP Release Show) w/ Peaer, Pupppy & MTV Ghosts


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).

Community Records (pre-order) / Sooper Records (pre-order)
November 11, 2016

1. Burn
2. Running
3. Cool
4. A Way Out

Coaster Links:
Official Website
Community Records
Sooper Records

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