via Earsplit PR
COP PROBLEM, an energetic act born within the politically-motivated bustling underbelly of Philadelphia’s punk/hardcore scene. em
With a high-energy D-beat-infused punk rock delivery littered with rampant blasting hardcore/crust rage, COP PROBLEM have raided Philly live venues, regional DIY gigs, US tours, as well as supporting a stream of some of today’s most important national acts from Converge to Dropdead.
The band’s latest studio effort, Buried Beneath White Noise, was recorded in early September 2013 with renowned engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and currently available as a digital release through the band directly. A special vinyl pressing will be issued in Spring 2014 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.
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 The Fest in Gainesville 2012 and Punk Island NYC 2013.
“Urgency and despondence come in equal measure…” – Invisible Oranges
“…yet another example of the U.S.’ dominance of melodic crust… four angry tracks of hardcore against complacency. Given the current state of American politics, it’s highly appropriate that they would release a song titled “American Spring.” No Gods, No Masters—even in the City of Brotherly Love.” – Pitchfork
“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.” – Cvlt Nation
“Like a more coherent Converge, the Philly quartet makes a sonic — and presumably political — statement with these three cuts.” – MetalSucks.net
“…if you’re into crusty, d-beat-laden hardcore, they’ll be a favorite for you.” – Crustcake
“The issues that punk screamed about are still here, and they are staring you in the face my friend.” – The Sleeping Shaman
Cop Problem is:
Deb Cohen – vocals
Randon Martin – Guitar
Joshua Cohen – Drums
George G. – Bass