Published Feb 02, 2011On the surface, there's little common ground between poppy alterna-legends Superchunk and crusty trio Coliseum. Dig a little deeper and you will find that both groups share a passion for Glenn Danzig or, more specifically, the Misfits. To prove it, the acts are joining forces for a new split seven-inch saluting the band.
On the Record Store Day release, Superchunk will contribute their take on "Horror Business," a tune the outfit know all too well. According to a press release, the act initially covered the song for a Halloween gig in 1997 where they actually dressed up as the Misfits, devil locks and all. The Chunk decided to unearth the spooky song last fall during their Majesty Shredding tour. You can check out a clip of the gang playing the punk classic in Brooklyn, NY last fall below. And, yes, that's comedian Todd Barry on the drums.
Coliseum are also no strangers to the music of Glenn Danzig. Back in 2005, the group recorded a crushing version of the singer's "Am I Demon" for a split with Doomriders. This new single salutes the vocalist's earlier work with a take on classic Misfits cut "Bullet." The track was recorded back in 2009 at the Funeral Home studio in Louisville, KY, which also doubles as a functioning funeral home. Apparently, Coliseum singer Ryan Patterson asked to record his vocals from inside a coffin, but his request was denied.
A press release explains that the single, a joint release between Merge and Temporary Residence Limited, will be limited to 1,500 copies and will only be available in record shops on Record Store Day (April 16). The vinyl will be pressed on three different colours: yellow with black splatter, magenta with black splatter, and black.