22. June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Shows

philly punx picnic 2014 cop problem

July 11, 2014 – Friday
PHILLY PUNX PICNIC 2014
7:00pm. $7.
Venue: PhilaMOCA
Location: 531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
also playing: Cetacean (Canada), Repellers (Philly), Empty Vessels (CT), Napalm Donut (PGH), Cop Problem (Philly)
EVENT PAGE


August 2, 2014 – Saturday (*Day Show)
Venue: ABC NO RIO
Location: 156 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002
Doors: 3
Preforming: CAPACITIES (NJ), More TBA
ALL AGES


cop problem backroom studios aug 2 2014

August 2, 2014 – Saturday (*Night Show)
Venue: Backroom Studios
Location: 350 Route US 46 East Rockaway, NJ
Doors: 7:30
Music: 8pm
Cost: $8
Preforming: COP PROBLEM (PA), IDES (NJ ), NO PEACE (FL), GOUGE AWAY (FL), CAPACITIES (NJ)
ALL AGES
EVENT PAGE

22. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Shows

First round of Cop Problem Spring 2014 shows confirmed. More announcements for June through August coming very soon.

Fri – May 23, 2014
FREE – ALL AGES – First Come, First Serve
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
165 Banker Street, Brooklyn, NY, US
w/ SHEER TERROR, Agitätor (nyc), All Torn Up
Event Page

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June 21, 2014
PUNK ISLAND FEST
Staten Island, New York
Over 100 Bands
Event Page

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23. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Shows

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April 17, 2013 – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
w/ All That Remains, Enabler, Bleeding Through, Oceano, +++++
@ The Palladium: 261 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 – (508) 797 – 9696
Event Page

April 18, 2014 – The Worthen House
w/Enabler, Matahari, Los Bungalitos +
141 Worthen St., Lowell, MA
Event Page

April 19, 2014 – The Grand Victory
w/Enabler, All Torn Up +
245 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY
Event Page

April 20, 2014 – East Rockaway, NJ
w/ Enabler, Ides, Hell Mary, Iron Born, Grit
@ 350 US Route 46 The Backroom Studios- All Ages
Event Page

April 21, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA
@ THE BLACK BOX (Note Venue Change) 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19108
w/ Enabler, Outer Heaven, Occult 45, Population Zero
– All ages

17. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News, Shows

discharge-covers

Last summer Cop Problem recorded its first cover- Discharge‘s “Q: And Children? A: And Children” for the first CVLT Nation Sessions Series. We are joined by bands from all over the world who each covered a track from this seminal album stream it and download for free now!

Our first All Ages Show in NYC in a LONG TIME is this Saturday at ABC NO RIO at 3pm! with HIVESMASHER and more!!! Be there!
January 18, 2014
New York, NY
ABC NO RIO
with
HIVESMASHER
Alekhine’s Gun
Ubasute
3pm-7pm

Event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/329535840518464/

Feb 1, 2014
Cleveland, OH
@ The Foundry
Youth Forgotten‘s Record Release

Cop Problem will be playing the opening night of New England Metal and Hardcore Fest. We also be doing some East Coast dates with Enabler around the fest with first 7″ pressing of Buried Beneath White Noise in hand! We are beyond pumped. Other confirmed bands include Nails, All That Remains, Behemoth and so many more- Here’s a list of confirmed bands thus far http://metalandhardcorefestival.com/bands/

04. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News, Shows

cop problem guitar

First off, our November Midwest tour was incredibly fun and successful we can’t thank all involved enough. Whether it was the bands sharing the stage, the promoters, friends, fans, your enthusiasm and dedication to the DIY music scene is inspiring- THANK YOU.

Cop Problem will be hitting the road this weekend with our friends in OLD LINES for shows in Connecticut, Brooklyn, and a hometown Philly show this Sunday! We still have some limited zines left that correspond with and contain the download codes to our new Buried Beneath White Noise EP out now digitally with vinyl pressing coming early next year from The Compound (US) and Prejudice Me Records (Europe). We also have a special release coming out with a our pals at CVLTNation.com that you won’t want to miss. We’ll be checking in soon with 2014 show announcements and more! See you on the road!

FRI.DEC.6.2013 – Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT – Event Page
SAT.DEC.7.2013 – The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY – Event Page
SUN.DEC.8.2013 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia – Event Page

23. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News

Cop-Problem drummer

From Earsplit Compound:

As Philly-based COP PROBLEM prepares to release their new Buried Beneath White Noise EP this week, Cvlt Nation today hosts the white-knuckled bombast and venomous lyrical content of the opening track, “Bear Witness.”

Immediately delivering some of the most breakneck riffage and spinemangling drumrolls of the entire EP, the track is as invigorating as it is empowering, with Cvlt Nation stating, “I’m a firm believer that music can be used as a weapon of protest against the fuckers that want to downpress the poor of all colors around the world. In the world of corporate greed and apathetic youth, it’s rad to know that bands like COP PROBLEM have not given up the good fight.”

Listen to “Bear Witness” now at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE

Pitchfork also recently unloaded “American Spring” HERE.

Recorded with engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Buried Beneath White Noise will see a digital release through COP PROBLEM’s Bandcamp page this Thursday, October 24th, followed by a 7” version to be issued as a split release between Earsplit’s new label division, The Compound, in North America, and Prejudice Me Records in Europe, by the end of the year.

COP PROBLEM
has confirmed a ten-day November tour planned for the Midwest, followed by a series of East Coast performances before additional dates are announced for next year. Stay tuned for more updates on the EP and additional tour dates in the coming days.

COP PROBLEM Tour Dates

11/01/2013 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD @ Earth First! Benefit
11/02/2013 The Murder Room – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Complete Failure, Unstitched, Meth Quarry
11/03/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Grin And Bear It, Youth Forgotten
11/04/2013 Center Street Free Space – Milwaukee, WI W/ No Brainer
11/05/2013 The Sound Cellar – Chesterton, IN
11/06/2013 The Owl Farm – Nashville, TN W/ Old Lines
11/07/2013 AL’s Sidecar – Lexington, KY w/ Old Lines
11/08/2013 The Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
11/09/2013 Café Bourbon Street – Columbus, OH w/ Old Lines, Webrain, Bastards
12/06/2013 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT w/ Old Lines, Bad Decisions
12/07/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Lines

09. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News

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From Earsplitcompound.com:

Philadelphia-based hardcore punk demonstrators, COP PROBLEM, have completed work on their newest recordings, and are preparing to release them in the form of the blistering four-track, Buried Beneath White Noise EP.

Recorded in early September with renowned engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Buried Beneath White Noise will see a digital release through the band directly on October 24th. A special vinyl pressing will be issued in late 2013 via a direct cooperation with Earsplit’s new division, The Compound, for North America, while longtime activist label Prejudice Me Records will be handling the European release.

To help propagate the word on the Buried Beneath White Noise EP, Pitchfork today unloads the closing track from COP PROBLEM’s newest barrage of audio attrition with the enraged “American Spring” RIGHT HERE.

To celebrate the EP’s release, COP PROBLEM has confirmed a ten-day November tour planned for the Midwest, followed by a series of East Coast performances before additional dates are announced for next year. View the full confirmed itinerary below and be on the lookout for updates in the coming days.

Buried Beneath White Noise is the follow-up to COP PROBLEM’s critically acclaimed, self-titled debut EP in 2012 (War Torn/Prejudice Me), also recorded by Yip at Studio 4. The EP saw rave reviews from leading online outlets such as BrooklynVegan, MetalSucks, American Aftermath, Cvlt Nation, Exclaim!, and many more while the band broke off scathing regional performances with the likes of Converge, Trap Them, Dropdead, Code Orange Kids, Comadre, Enabler, Heartless, Centuries, Burning Love, Resistant Culture, Coke Bust, Leftover Crack, Meek Is Murder, and many others. A series of tours would also be punctuated by appearances at Fest in Gainesville 2012 and Punk Island NYC 2013.

These newest songs see a definite evolution from the quartet who combines the most ferocious elements of crust punk, metal, grind, and hardcore in a high octane, hybrid blend of unrelenting assaults. Frontwoman Deb Cohen’s powerful vocal approach of hair-raising intensity reaches a zenith of emotion with these latest political themes on Buried Beneath White Noise. Track lyrics touch on a wide array of current events from the now infamous massacre of civilians by US Marines in Haditha, Iraq to Ag-gag laws that punish whistleblowers instead of real criminals in the US and abroad. This time around at Studio 4, the band abandoned use of a metronome and completed the EP in just two short days.

“The impetus for this EP came while we were were attempting to prepare a full-length for early 2014” states COP PROBLEM drummer Joshua Cohen. “Our friends at Cvlt Nation.com contacted us over the Summer about taking part in a covers comp and we were stoked on it. Will Yip was able to squeeze us into Studio 4’s insanely tight schedule, so we figured we’d take advantage of the time and lay down four original tracks on top of the cover tune. We were more than ready for the studio this time around, we came in and just blazed through these tracks. We didn’t sacrifice any intricacies either, but I feel we captured the energy and raw emotion of CP better than anything else we’ve ever recorded.”

The cover art for BBWN was designed by Philadelphia artist and musician, Tim Shaw who also crafted the cover for CP’s 2011 digital-only single of “Endless War.”

Review copies of Buried Beneath White Noise and coverage of COP PROBLEM can be obtained now through Earsplit: dave@earsplitcompound.com

COP PROBLEM Tour Dates

NOVEMBER
11/01/2013 Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD @ Earth First! Benefit
11/02/2013 The Murder Room – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Complete Failure, Unstitched, Meth Quarry
11/03/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Grin And Bear It, Youth Forgotten
11/04/2013 Bremen Cafe – Milwaukee, WI W/ No Brainer
11/05/2013 The Sound Cellar – Chesterton, IN
11/06/2013 The Owl Farm – Nashville, TN W/ Old Lines
11/07/2013 AL’s Sidecar – Lexington, KY w/ Old Lines
11/08/2013 The Poison Lawn – Knoxville, TN
11/09/2013 Cafe Bourbon St. – Columbus, OH w/ Old Lines, Wetbrain, Bastards
DECEMBER
12/06/2013 Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT w/ Old Lines, Bad Decisions
12/07/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Lines

COP PROBLEM:
Deb Cohen – vocals
Joshua Cohen – drums
Randon Martin – guitar/backing vocals
George Grimaldi – bass

03. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News

Cop-Problem

We have some very exciting announcements for the coming days. New EP will be available late October.

Song premieres, EP ART, more tour dates, and more all coming very soon.

Here are the initial dates for Cop Problem’s Fall 2013 Live Appearances.

COP PROBLEM TOUR DATES FALL 2013

NOVEMBER 2013
FRI.NOV.1.2013 – Charm City Art Space – Baltimore, MD – %
SAT.NOV.2.2013 – The Murder Room – Pittsburgh, PA *
SUN.NOV.3.2013 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH ^
MON.NOV.4.2013 – Bremen Cafe – Milwaukee, WI – #
TUE.NOV.5.2013 – The Sound Cellar – Chesterton, IN
WED.NOV.6.2013 – The Owl Farm – Nashville, TN +
THU.NOV.7.2013 – AL’s Sidecar – Lexington, KY +
FRI.NOV.8.2013 – TBA
SAT.NOV.9.2013 – TBA

DECEMBER 2013
FRI.DEC.6.2013 – Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT =
SAT.DEC.7.2013 – The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY +

% Earth First! Benefit
* with Complete Failure, Unstitched, Meth Quarry
^ with Grin And Bear It, Youth Forgotten
# with No Brainer
+ with Old Lines
= with Old Lines, Bad Decisions

30. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News, Shows, Studio

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Via Earsplit Compound:

Philly hardcore/punk unit COP PROBLEM today debuts a scathing new music video for “Monuments,” taken from their 2012-released self-titled 7” EP released via War Torn/Prejudice Me Records. The live band footage for the video was shot by Photographer Dante Torrieri of BlowTheScene.com and Useless Rebel Imaging, taken during a benefit show for environmental activists and political prisoners Marie Mason and Eric McDavid in June of 2013. This benefit show included fellow Philly bands Dying, XanaX, Less Life, and Grower. Additional footage was used courtesy of anarchist media outlet, SubMedia.

View “Monuments” at Cvlt Nation NOW.

COP PROBLEM has also contributed their anthem “Blinded By Power” to A Benefit Compilation In Love And Solidarity With Kostas Sakka by European Record labels Pumpkin Records and Riot Ska Records. Kostas Sakka is a 29-year-old anarchist arrested in Athens in December 2010 and held in prison without a trial, who began a hunger strike on June 4th demanding an end to his detention. This compilation, featuring fifty bands from around the world, is available now via name-your-rice donations via Bandcamp to go towards Sakka’s bail efforts and release RIGHT HERE.

With several East Coast dates planned throughout the Summer, including benefit shows for The Humane League, Earth First and more, COP PROBLEM will be embarking on a full Midwest tour in November. Before hitting the road, Cop Problem will return to renowned engineer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Lauryn Hill, Title Fight) and Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to record their latest tunes for a forthcoming EP and more. Additionally, the band will go into the studio once again in the Winter months to record their debut LP.

Stay tuned for new tour and recording updates and more from COP PROBLEM over the coming weeks.

COP PROBLEM Live

7/27/2013 Secret Art Space – Bethlehem, PA w/ Capacities, War Emblem
8/16/2013 SideBar – Baltimore, MD – Humane League Benefit w/ Old Lines, Friendbeast, Per Aspera, Mobius Strip
8/17/2013 Legitimate Business – Greensboro, NC – Earth First Benefit w/ Mourning Cloak
8/18/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Bädr Vogu, Suppression

16. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News, Shows

Cop problem 2013 Summer Dates

Cop Problem has announced a series of East Coast dates for Summer of 2013.

More dates are forthcoming. Midwest US Tour for Fall TBA soon along with new music video for song “Monuments” taken from current self-titled E.P. on War Torn Records (North America) and Prejudice Me Records (Europe). Digital downloads at Cop Problem Bandcamp.

Debut full-length writing sessions are currently being completed with plans to start recording later this year.

We also updated Press Archives section with new 7″ Review from Altered Frequencies and Photo feature in HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com from our May Show with Nails and Early Graves at Philly’s Broad St. Ministry.