Photo Credit: Jayme Javier Cabrera-Lopez
Lethbridge, AB noise rock duo COPE’s creativity will appear on vinyl, cassette and digital download on April 21, 2017 via their indie label Norwegian Blue Records as an introduction to give listeners a sonic interpretation of what the band is. Inspired by Local H, Shellac, Brand New, Refused, and Death From Above 1979, COPE consists of Mickey Hayward on drums and Tyson Wiebe on guitars and vocals. Their debut EP was engineered live off the floor at Norwegian Blue Studio in Lethbridge, AB under the watchful eye of Chris Lipinski (Atomicos, Lustre Creame) and Q (Supervoid, Stellar Radio Choir) plus mixed by Jesse Northey (The Betrayers, Diamond Mind) and mastered by KRAMER (Gwar, Galaxie 500). Teaming up with New Noise Magazine, COPE are exclusively premiering the EP's full stream at the following link: http://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-cope-self-titled-ep/ Vocalist / guitarist Tyson Wiebe comments: "The (Cope) EP is made up of the first three songs we wrote as a band, and these tracks are the way we usually open (Cryptid/Mother Russia) and close (Tropic of Capricorn) a set. These songs showcase the many faces of this band flipping through instrumental, punk, metal, and noise rock but it always sounds like us. This is partly because of our band motto: tune down, turn up. We hope these three songs tide people over until we record our full length this summer."
EP order - (vinyl, cassette, download) - https://norwegianbluerecords.bandcamp.com COPE will be performing dates in Alberta and Saskatchewan for April and May.
Track Listing: ((Digital version)) 1: Cryptid (3:08) 2: Mother Russia (3:22) 3: Tropic of Capricorn (7:17) EP Length: 13:48
((Cassette/7” version)) SIDE A: Cryptid/Mother Russia SIDE B: Tropic of Capricorn
Tour Dates: April 22 - Lethbridge, AB - The Owl Acoustic Lounge (w/ Aaron Trozzo & The Electric Few, Atomicos) April 27 - Calgary, AB - Tubby Dog (w/ Supervoid) April 28 - Edmonton, AB - The Sewing Machine Factory (w/ Supervoid, The Moon Runners) May 4 - Saskatoon, SK - Underground Café (w/ Supervoid, The Moon Runners) May 5 - Regina, SK - O’Hanlons (w/ Supervoid, The Moon Runners) May 6 - Swift Current, SK - Ashley Park Community Hall (w/ Supervoid, The Moon Runners)
More info: https://thisiscope.wordpress.com