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The Casket Lottery - Moving Mountains FLAC album

Performer: The Casket Lottery
Genre: Rock
Title: Moving Mountains
Country: US
Released: 2000
Style: Emo, Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1130 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1236 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1666 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 318

The Casket Lottery is an indie rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States signed to Second Nature Recordings. The band started in 1997 after Nathan Ellis spent time on the road with Coalesce. He and Stacy Hilt struck up an instant friendship and love for music beyond the hardcore and metal roots of Coalesce. After leaving Coalesce in the fall of 1997, Ellis assumed bass duties, filling the hole left by Stacy's departure.

Album · 2000 · 9 Songs. Moving Mountains The Casket Lottery. More By The Casket Lottery.

The Casket Lottery continue to evolve and mature on their second full-length effort, Moving Mountains. Here, they move on from the chest-beating fury of Choose Bronze and somehow anchor their wildness to a melodic sensibility. The guitars are a little more restrained, but all the more interesting for it, and the rhythm section is as impressive as ever. All in all, Moving Mountains is definitely a step forward from Choose Bronze. It's a pity that there's no middle ground between . and ., because this album certainly surpasses The Casket Lottery's debut, but doesn't quite merit the next score up. Either way, this full-length is a good way of initiating yourself into the catalogue of a band who seem to sound a world apart from their contemporaries while bettering them in the same breath.

A classic sophomore album, the Casket Lottery's Moving Mountains both tends more toward pop (the shimmering but resolute "A Dead Dear" for example) and subtle touches of experimentation (the stuttered samples on "Rip Van Winkle"), but it is neither as driving as Choose Bronze nor as seamlessly constructed as Survival Is for Cowards.

Music By, Written-By – The Casket Lottery. Photography – Sean Capone, Tim Dietrle. Recorded By, Producer – Ed Rose. Reissued by Run For Cover Records under license from Second Nature Records. Hype sticker says "Clear Orange Vinyl" but the record is opaque.

5. Thousand Oaks (Away from Home). 9. Optimist Honor Roll. The Casket Lottery songs/albums. Split - EP. The Casket Lottery & Touché Amoré. Survival Is for Cowards. Smoke and Mirrors - EP. The Casket Lottery. Small Brown Bike and the Casket Lottery - EP.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 A Dead Dear
Vocals [Got Downright Mean On] – Sean Ingram
A2 Rip Van Winkle
A3 Vista Point
A4 Jealousy On Tap
A5 A Thousand Oaks (Away From Home)
B1 Ancient Injury
B2 Stolen Honda
B3 Keep Searching
B4 Optimist Honor Role


  • Bass, Vocals [Sang A Bit] – Stacy Hilt
  • Drums, Percussion, Other [Picked Up The Pizza, And Smoke A Lot] – Nathan (Junior) Richardson*
  • Guitar, Piano [A Little Bit], Organ [A Little Bit], Vocals [Sang A Lot] – Nathan Ellis
  • Layout – Dan Askew, Stacy Hilt
  • Lyrics By – Nathan Ellis, Stacy Hilt
  • Mastered By – John Matousek
  • Music By, Written-By – The Casket Lottery
  • Photography [Live Rock Photos] – Sean Capone, Tim Dietrle
  • Recorded By, Producer – Ed Rose


Recorded and produced at Red House Recording a few days in the middle of December 99 and a few more to finish things up early January of 00.
Mastered at Masterworks in California.

Second Press,limited to 332 copies.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SN018 The Casket Lottery Moving Mountains ‎(LP, Album) Second Nature Recordings SN018 US 2000
SN018 The Casket Lottery Moving Mountains ‎(CD, Album) Second Nature Recordings SN018 US 2000
SN018 The Casket Lottery Moving Mountains ‎(LP, Album, Cle) Second Nature Recordings SN018 US 2000
RFC:168 The Casket Lottery Moving Mountains ‎(LP, Album, RE, Ora) Run For Cover Records , Second Nature Recordings RFC:168 US 2018
SN018 The Casket Lottery Moving Mountains ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Second Nature Recordings SN018 US 2000