February 15th marks the release of the third album from Coolidge, The 5 Best Songs in the World, Volume 1. To celebrate its release, Coolidge will be performing at the Melody Inn during that week’s installment of Punk Rock Night. The new album features a track titled "Punk Rock Night" - a tribute to: the eclectic founders of punk and punk pop (Blondie, Talking Heads, Siouxie and The Banshees, etc.), the longest running weekly punk showcase on the planet - Punk Rock Night, and it's home, the historic Melody Inn. Live samples recorded from previous shows find their way onto the track with patrons yelling, “It’s Punk Rock Night!”
Recorded at the Pop Machine in Indianapolis, mixed by Adam White at Get Reel Productions in San Francisco, and mastered by Andy VanDette (David Bowie, Rush), The 5 Best Songs in the World, Volume 1 features Coolidge's now-signature sound: upbeat, hard-driving punk-pop with horns out front, and a ska backdrop.
The 5 Best Songs in the World, Volume 1 - The album title alludes to a distribution model that many musical artists are gravitating towards and a plan for future volumes from the world of Coolidge. Releasing singles or EPs can be more manageable for DIY artists in an industry moving away from CDs. This model can keep a band more actively recording and performing for the benefit of its fans.
Originally the side project of Johnny Socko guitarist and vocalist Chris Smail, Coolidge has grown to feature four other Indianapolis music veterans, three of which are former Johnny Socko road warriors themselves. Matt Beaumont has been seated on the Coolidge drum throne for nearly a decade. Matt Wilson on bass, Charlie Krone on the slide trombone, and Joshua Silbert, saxophone completes this lineup familiar to many Midwest music fans. Coolidge brings the experience, raw talent, and love of fun, well-crafted "horn rock" back to the headphones, and back to the stage.
released February 15, 2014
Chris (Coolidge) Smail - guitar and lead vocal
Matt Beaumont - drums
Matt Wilson - bass guitar, backing vocals
Charlie Krone on the slide trombone, backing vocals
Joshua Silbert - tenor saxophone
What if Foo Fighters had a horn section? What if Cheap Trick had a baby with Fishbone? What if Green Day crashed the party at the Crowded House? Why are you asking all of these questions when you could be listening to the new album by Coolidge!