PRESS REVIEWS
Exclaim!
Stuart Green
Held Lilke Sound

**RELEASES
SN053
Smoke and Mirrors
The Casket Lottery
[2006] [12-inch/CDEP]
SN044
Possiblies and Maybes
The Casket Lottery
[2003] [2xLP/CD]
SN038
Small Brown Bike/The Casket Lottery
Small Brown Bike/The Casket Lottery
[2002] [10-inch/CDEP]
SN036
Colors, Words, and Dreams
Hot Water Music/The Casket Lottery
[2002] [7-inch]
SN031
Survival Is For Cowards
The Casket Lottery
[2001] [CD/LP]
SN030
Blessed/Cursed
The Casket Lottery
[2001] [OUT OF PRINT]
SN018
Moving Mountains
The Casket Lottery
[2000] [CD/LP]
SN017
The Casket Lottery/Waxwing
The Casket Lottery/Waxwing
[1999] [7-inch]
SN016
Choose Bronze
The Casket Lottery
[1999] [CD/LP]
**RELEASE INFO

SN016

The Casket Lottery

Choose Bronze


Release Date: 1999
Format: CD

Price: $12.00
VIEW/BUY LP VERSION 
Some may view The Casket Lottery with eyes tainted by Coalesce's considerable legacy, since The Casket Lottery features two bass alumni of that snarling animal (Stacy Hilt and Nathan Ellis, and are rounded out by Nathan Richardson), but The Casket Lottery is a different musical endeavor altogether. On their Second Nature debut, Choose Bronze, intricately woven melodies become entangled with precision playing too emotionally engaging to be math rock or post punk but too exact and precise to be dismissed as simply emo rock. The Casket Lottery songs are self-contained journeys, fraught with ebbs and flows, embracing a particularly lush arrangement one moment and embarking upon a noise-inspired hammering the next. Jangly chords persist throughout, as does the level of musicianship and the seemingly endless conflict of quiet versus loud, deadlocked in its effectiveness. All the while the ardent vocals singing of tattered images and frayed thoughts convey a purity matched only by the music. Choose Bronze is a stunning sonic journey accompanied by startlingly sparse yet effective cover art, belying the music contained within.

Track Listing:
1. Midway
2. Deepset and Longlashed
3. Trust Nolan
4. Softie
5. Ocean
6. Ever Since Sulfer
7. One Trick Pony
8. Everyone Here is Wrong
9. The Matter
10. For When I'm Missing
11. New Years Eve
12. Home Is...

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