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SN038
Small Brown Bike/The Casket Lottery
Small Brown Bike/The Casket Lottery
[2002] [10-inch/CDEP]
**RELEASE INFO

SN038

Small Brown Bike/The Casket Lottery

Small Brown Bike/The Casket Lottery


Release Date: 2002
Format: 10-inch

Price: $5.00

VIEW/BUY CDEP VERSION 
Almost two-and-a-half years in its creation, the Small Brown Bike & The Casket Lottery EP isn't another split release of throwaway songs, but a six-song collaborative effort in the truest sense, one born out of mutual musical respect, admiration and camaraderie. The Casket Lottery offer up a wicked new original, "Composing Myself (A Lullaby)," and the music for "Boardinghouse," with Small Brown Bike contributing the lyrics and slightly harsher vocals, both of which continue The Casket Lottery's musically intricate, layered, lush and emotional blend of melody and aggression. Small Brown Bike ably picks up the gauntlet with their original, the jagged, pounding and propulsive "Now I'm A Shadow," and the more measured and building "Wrong Hometown," with The Casket Lottery taking over lyrical and melodious vocal duty. Akin musically and ideologically, yet possessed of distinct identities, these two post emo, punk, rock, "whatever you got" warriors reach their greatest collaborative heights on the vocal and musical trade-offs of their reverent yet original cover of Queen's "Under Pressure" and their acoustic plaintive lament "Riding With Death." Whether taking turns trading originals, combining music, lyrics and vocals, or coalescing into a unyielding juggernaut, this EP is a unique rarity, as it not only succeeds as a distinct and excellent musical collaboration, but retains each band's formative identity while establishing a brilliant new one in the process.

Track Listing:
1. Wrong Hometown [SMALL BROWN BIKE & THE CASKET LOTTERY]
2. Now Iím A Shadow [SMALL BROWN BIKE]
3. Under Pressure [SMALL BROWN BIKE & THE CASKET LOTTERY]
4. Composing Myself (A Lullaby) [THE CASKET LOTTERY]
5. Boardinghouse [SMALL BROWN BIKE & THE CASKET LOTTERY]
6. Riding With Death [SMALL BROWN BIKE & THE CASKET LOTTERY]

Vinyl History:
1st Press:
500 White
500 Clear
500 Black

2nd Press:
550 Black

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