The Casket Lottery Real Fear on LP + Download
The Band's First Album In Over a Decade!
Strapped with an arsenal of moody, abrasive guitars, precision bass lines and mathy drumwork, The Casket Lottery return with their first album in over a decade and their strongest album to date! The 11-song set follows-up two new 7"s (The Door and Split with Touche Amore) plus a solo release from frontman Nathan Ellis, and it boasts a beautifully cathartic, dreary-dreamlike swirl of grooving riffs that intertwine with Ellis’ relentless vocals creating a euphoric intensity and making for the dark horse album of the fall.
Whereas Kansas City’s favorite sons are defined by their traditional harmonious and abrasive bombardment of punk and hardcore tenacity, they have now created tracks which are entirely more fleshed out than previous releases. No longer afraid of being limited as a trio, the sails have been cast into the water’s trenches in order to further explore the boundaries of Casket Lottery’s own songs.
Recorded at Black Lodge Recordings with Ed Rose in Eudora, KS during the fall and winter of 2011/2012, Real Fear is darker than anything they’ve recorded in the past. Said direction was hinted at with Survival is for Cowards and The Smoke and Mirrors EP, yet the “weight of the day” theme has been revisited to set the tone of goth punk songs that are as angry and triumphant as ever. Vinyl pressing from No Sleep Records.
The Casket Lottery Real Fear Track Listing:
1. Blood on the Handle
2. In the Branches
3. Poor Dorian
4. The Moon and The Tide
7. Ghost Whiskey
9. The Door
10. Radiation Bells
11. Real Fear