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Coalesce ‘The Purveyor of Novelty and Nonsense’ — Exclusive Stream

“I am a merchant who fills this land with the novelty and nonsense that withers wills. My struggle is to keep up with what country demands, and family deserves,” are the opening screams of Coalesce vocalist Sean Ingram on the track ‘The Purveyor of Novelty and Nonsense’ from ‘OX’. Relapse Records unveils the new ‘OX’ album on June 9.

Listen to ‘The Purveyor of Novelty and Nonsence’

Sean Ingram explains the ‘The Purveyor of Novelty and Nonsense’ to Noisecreep as a song, “about our place in the economy, the fine line we walk as artists, artisans, and employees. It’s a reflection on what is important in life.”

All the classic elements of Coalesce’s twisting heaviness can be heard in this track. The unmistakable scream, the spinning strings of chaos that shakes the walls and the foundations of hardcore while mathematical drumming holds it all in place, but there is more than just aggression to this song. There is an urgency to understand survival.

Sean says, “I’m rather fond of the line: ‘I’m in a race to produce things, to buy things, to eat things, to make more things. I don’t have the tools to withdraw myself’,” explaining, “It’s that illustration of desperation, that endless pursuit of nothing. I think there is something to be said about poverty, and the beauty you can find within it. I don’t feel that consumerism is one of America’s best exports. I don’t think Americans in turn should fear suffering financially.”

‘The Purveyor of Novelty and Nonsense’ ends with the winds of crashing wood and a fading groan of ‘I will not leave my land’. A whisper becomes the end. This is something new for Coalesce – a moment of silence – but newness is the nature of the ‘OX’ album.

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