J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels) will produce the next record by Coliseum (pictured), due out this summer, singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson said. Recording begins Feb. 2 at The Funeral Home in west Louisville, where Coliseum demo-ed new material this past fall.
Robbins previously produced The Jazz June’s The Medicine, released in 2000 by the now-defunct Initial Records, which Patterson worked for. Robbins also produced 2003’s Art Offensive by Patterson’s other band Black Cross. “J. is really good with vocals,” Patterson said. “He did an incredible job with Black Cross, and that’s what I wanted him for.”
Patterson promises a different approach on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to No Salvation. “I would say we’re going for more of a raw, warm sound.” The album is the first with drummer Carter Wilson. Their 7” EP “True Quiet/Last Wave” is due out in March on Deathwish. —Mat Herron