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Coarse is the bicoastal duo of Brandon Gallagher and Ryan Knowles. The band stormed out of the gate in 2018 with its debut EP, I, laying down a chaotic hardcore sound which Revolver described as "rough and tumble, violent and furious, owing a debt to noisy, acrobatic hardcore heroes such as Botch while breaking into furious Crossed Out–style blasting hatred.”
Comprising one new track and three remixes, the Cut and Preserved EP is a stunning detour into the electronic realm that was only lurking in the shadows on Coarse's debut. Ominous, hypnotic industrial-metal of the Godflesh variety brushes up against noise and hip-hop elements, as musical fragments from the debut get totally reanimated in this new context. The EP features contributions from members of Street Sects, The Armed, Precious Death, and Hash Gordon.
"Coarse is the new-ish collaborative project of hardcore musicians Ryan Knowles and Brandon Gallagher, and their upcoming EP 'Cut and Preserved' sees them going in more ambitious, experimental directions than ever before without losing their sense of pure heaviness. It’s a killer record all around and it’s far from your average 'remix EP.'"
"Self-described 'feral rock' duo Coarse specializes in a particularly corrosive brand of chaotic hardcore. Think Botch, Converge, Cult Leader, Candy, et al. Their forthcoming EP sees the group roaming down new abrasive avenues, however, exploring the sounds of industrial metal, hip-hop and more."
"The band’s upcoming new EP, 'Cut and Preserved' – a precursor to a full-length the band has planned for next year on 6131 Records – adds a heavy industrial influence to the mix, as if Coalesce and Author & Punisher fell into a vat of mutating slime, and were disposed of in the sewers of Manhattan to rot for a decade or more."