COP PROBLEM Debut EP Streaming Via BrooklynVegan; Regional EP-Release Tour Dates Confirmed

Philly-based hardcore/punk unit COP PROBLEM are primed to drop their self-titled debut 7″ next week via War Torn Records in North America and on Prejudice Me Records in Europe.

COP PROBLEM‘s potent and infectious brew of politically-charged content combined with their vigorous spirit captured on their debut EP has been bagging killer responses from US and European zines in recent weeks, in addition to the band relentlessly winning over live audiences throughout Philadelphia and the tri-state area over the past year and a half. The mutinous three-songs on the 7″ were recorded by Will Yip (Blacklisted, Converge, Paint It Black, Lauryn Hill) at Studio 4, and the cover art commissioned to world-renowned artist/tattoo artist Jason Angst. The 7″ is available via mailorder from War Torn, Prejudice Me, and the band direct.

As of this afternoon BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the entire Cop Problem 7″ RIGHT HERE.

In support of the release, COP PROBLEM have locked down several new shows throughout the Philly area, New Jersey and a gig in Cleveland with Mutilation Rites, with more shows still being booked, including an East Coast tour this Summer.

COP PROBLEM 7″ Release Shows:
4/01/2012 Secret Art Space – Bethlehem, PA w/ Reign Supreme
4/15/2012 The Mitten House – Philadelphia, PA w/ Outlook, Less Life, War Emblem
4/27/2012 The Sudsy Mug – Neptune, NJ w/ The Sun The Moon The Stars, Snake Road
5/04/2012 TBA – Pittsburgh, PA
5/05/2012 The Tower – Cleveland, OH w/ Mutilation Rites, Gas Mask
5/06/2012 TBA

“Cop Problem have created a tremendous first impression on their debut EP, delivering a fantastic three-song burst. All in all, a splendid effort impossible to dislike. 9.5/10” – Metal Assault

“Like a more coherent Converge, the Philly quartet makes a sonic — and presumably political — statement with these three cuts.” – MetalSucks

“…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