Across the three songs that make up Philadelphia's Cop Problem debut 7", the foursome remind us of what started the crust movement before the fashionistas sunk their claws into it, political punk rock. Political leanings aside, the band's brand of crust mirrors that of Tragedy, employing clean guitar leads to give the galloping d-beat and piercing vocals of Deb Cohen a melodic direction that you can hum along to. Stream the band's debut 7" below and pick up a copy via the band. Want one for free? I have two available for giveaway. Details are at the bottom of this post.
Look for Cop Problem on the road in the coming weeks, though no NYC shows to speak of yet (they played ABC No Rio in February). All tour dates, the EP stream, contest details and some video, below...
COP PROBLEM - 2012 TOUR DATES
April 1 Secret Art Space Bethlehem, PA
April 15 The Mitten - Philadelphia, PA
April 27 - The Sudsy Mug - Neptune, NJ - The Sun The Moon The Stars, Snake Road
May 4 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
May 5 - Cleveland, OH - The Tower - w/Mutilation Rites, Gas Mask (members of Masakari)
May 6 - TBA
For a chance at winning a copy of the Cop Problem EP: either tweet something that includes both @BVBBG with "Cop Problem" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Cop Problem". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick winners at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!