Philadelphia-based activists COP PROBLEM have taken their latest battle cry, Buried Beneath White Noise, to the streets this week by self-releasing the EP. Surging with the most anguished and enraged anthems from the quartet to date, corralled by engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure), today Invisible Oranges unleashes a stream of the EP’s four crushing tracks AT THIS LOCATION.
Buried Beneath White Noise is available digitally now at COP PROBLEM‘s Bandcamp page RIGHT HERE. A widespread 7″ vinyl pressing will be issued at the beginning of 2014 as a split release between Earsplit’s label division, The Compound for North America, and through Prejudice Me Records in Europe.
This Friday, November 1st, COP PROBLEM embarks on a week-and-a-half mission in support of the EP’s release, kicking off with an Earth First Benefit show in Baltimore before heading out through the Midwest and back to the East Coast, with shows alongside Complete Failure, Meth Quarry, Youth Forgotten, Old Lines, Wetbrain and more locked. The band will be bringing with them a limited zine for sale including lyrics, lyrics, song explanations, quotes, art, and a digital download code for Buried Beneath White Noise, including a foreword written by renowned DC author Will Potter (Green Is The New Red).
COP PROBLEM 2013 Fall Midwest Tour:
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
“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