Survival Is for Cowards (Second Nature)
by Tim Den
Intricate, angularly melodic LOUD rock ala Shiner, Someday I, Jawbox, etc. Strings are bent and drums are smashed; musical fists are thrown and poetry is read. Shellac for the more sensitive? Coalesce for the Buddy Holly-lookalikes? As intelligent as it is intimidating, The Casket Lottery have done it again. If you’re into this sort of thing, it doesn’t get any better than Survival is for Cowards. Grab this and all of Owned and Operated Records’ releases and rejoice.
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