Published Nov 11, 2016Back in the early 2000s, Chore blasted onto the Ontario rock scene alongside contemporaries like Alexisonfire and City and Colour. Now, 14 years after the initial release of The Coastaline Fire, the band is re-releasing their 2002 swansong — and Exclaim! is giving you a chance to hear the whole thing, bonus tracks and all, before it hits shelves.
The album's original release marked a giant sonic step forward for the band, enlisting Mitch Bowden on guitar and vocals to join the ranks of founding members David Dunham (drums/vocals), Chris Bell (guitar/vocals) and Mike Bell (guitar/bass).
And while each member is still currently making music with an array of other projects, it seems as good a time as any to revisit the 2002 record that ultimately became Chore's last. In addition to the original 11-song tracklisting, the rebooted version boasts previously unreleased cuts "The House That You've Grown In," "Grey Sky Underground" and "Alarms Out Loud," in addition to covers of Depeche Mode's "Behind the Wheel" and Robert Pollard's "Subspace Biographies."
The Coastaline Fire gets officially re-released on November 18 via Label Obscura, but you can give it an early listen right now. Just hit play below.