The Copyrights full length North Sentinel Island drops August 9th on Red Scare.
05-Aug Chicago, IL @ Underground Lounge (w/Brendan Kelly)
06-Aug Chicago, IL @ Underground Lounge (w/Downtown Struts)
27-Aug Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9 (Hometown release show)
01-Sept Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
02-Sept Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
03-Sept San Diego, CA @ AwesomeFest
04-Sept San Diego, CA @ AwesomeFest
05-Sept Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
06-Sept TBA California
07-Sept San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
09-Sept Portland, OR @ Saratoga
10-Sept Longview, WA @ Minus World
11-Sept Seattle, WA @ Highline
The Copyrights are a young four-piece that hail from the small college town of Carbondale, Illinois. While most people assume that hamlet must be near Chicagoland, they'd be wrong. Let's put it this way, 1: they're Cardinals fans, 2: Carbondale is not far from where they host the Gathering of the Juggalos, and 3: their first 7" was actually called Nowhere Near Chicago. That's the great thing about being from an obscure place though: you can't be pigeon-holed or dismissed for being part of some stupid scene. These guys are thought of as heroes in basements all over the Midwest and beyond, and that's what matters.
Most folks describe their music as pop-punk, but a short while back they came up with their own name for their sound: buzzpop. Think of bands like Dillinger Four, Toys That Kill, The Lawrence Arms, Off With Their Heads, etc. It's music that goes great with beer and even better with friends and beer. The Copyrights started out by releasing stuff on It's Alive and Insubordination Records before they were spotted by Red Scare in 2007. The record was called Make Sound and it was a breakout release for them and their first time working with producer luminary Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Smoking Popes, etc).
The vital synergy between the band and Matt has remained and that's what brought us The Copyrights' masterwork, their newest album North Sentinel Island. You'll have to ask them about the meaning behind the name. Expect to hear more instrumentation and experimentation on this latest effort, but long-time fans will be pleased that the band's trademark choruses, hooks, and keen lyrics are still very much on full display.
The momentum has been building and building for these small-ponders over the years and they've toured internationally as well as played shows with bands like NOFX, Bouncing Souls, Propagandhi, Naked Raygun, Hot Water Music, etc. And so far things with the fresh-sounding North Sentinel Island have been very fruitful. They have a new song featured on the 2011 Warped Tour Comp and have been invited to play all the festivals: Riot Fest, Gainesville Fest, CMJ, Awesome Fest, Insub Fest, and more. You can bet there'll be a West Coast tour, then an East Coast tour, THEN a European tour in early 2012...beginning to wonder if they started this band just to get OUT of Carbondale.