The garage hardcore band Coalesce released their first studio album in 10 years titled OX. These four guys from Kansas City, Missouri, found their sound in 1994 and were on a good ride for a couple years, then the members all found side projects such as Reggie And The Full Effect and side gigs like playing as touring keyboardist for New Found Glory and doing backup vocals for The Used. Don’t expect Coalesce to sound anything like any of these bands though. Check them out at Brooklyn’s Europa on Dec. 30 for and 18-plus show. $18. myspace.com/coalesce.
Coalesce: Come Together Hardcore
—by Ani Cutt, December 26, 2009