by Andrew Sacher
Cop Problem (photo via Bora Chung)
Two crust/D-beat bands -- Philly's Cop Problem and Baltimore's Old Lines (featuring Mitch Roemer of Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) -- are going on tours this year and crossing paths for a few shows together along the way. One of those dates happens at Brooklyn punk venue Acheron on December 7. Advance tickets for that show are not on sale at the moment, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. All dates are listed below.
Cop Problem just announced that they'll release the followup to their 2012 EP with a new one, Buried Beneath White Noise, on October 24 (it's being self-released digitally and will be out later in the year on 7" vinyl via The Compound). The EP was produced by Philly's go-to punk producer Will Yip, who's worked with Paint It Black, Title Fight, and just put out a compilation with a bunch of the bands he's recorded. Much like last year's release, the EP's first single, "American Spring" is punishing riffy d-beat, and thanks to singer Deb Cohen's vocals, it's actually kinda catchy. You can listen to that over at Pitchfork. Check out the EP artwork, tracklist, and the video for "Monuments" from their 2012 EP, below.
Old Lines are also releasing a new 7", If You See Something, Say Something, on October 22 via Reptilian Records (pg.99), which follows their late 2012 EP. Unlike Cop Problem, who have a melodic side, Old Lines are pretty much in brutal, growly attack mode the whole time, as you can hear on the EP's new single, "Stratford." You can stream that, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
Old Lines' dates include a release show in their hometown as part of U+N Fest (10/18 - 10/19) which also includes Pissed Jeans, Roomrunner, Ex-Cult, Hunters, Jaill, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and more.
All dates are listed, along with all streams and more, below...
Cop Problem - "Monuments" Official Video
Old Lines - "Stratford"
Cop Problem - Buried Beneath White Noise
Buried Beneath White Noise Tracklist:
1. Bear Witness
2. From Within
3. Who Really Pays?
4. American Spring
Old Lines - If You See Something, Say Something
If You See Something, Say Something Tracklist:
Cop Problem -- 2013 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 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
12/06/2013 Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury, CT w/ Old Lines, Bad Decisions
12/07/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Lines
Old Lines -- 2013 Tour Dates
Oct. 18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Unregistered Nurse Fest w/ Pissed Jeans, Roomrunner, Jaill, and more
Oct. 19 Baltimore, MD UN Fest "Secret" show
Oct 30 Columbia, SC @ Foxfield w/ Nuclear Blast suntan
Oct 31 Gainesville, FL @ Mars *The Fest* w/ Dropout, Jowls, Heartless, Bone Dance, Edhoculi, Army of Ponch, Whenskiesaregrey, Rescuer, and more...
Nov 1 Gainesville, FL just hanging at Fest, and maybe doing some other stuff...
Nov 2 TBA
Nov 3 TBA
Nov 4 Austin, TX @ Infest w/tba
Nov 5 Dallas, TX @ venue and bands tba
Nov 6 Nashville, TN @ Owl Farm w/ Cop Problem, Guide
Nov 7 Lexington, KY @ Al's Sidecar w/ Cop Problem, Tombstalker
Nov 8 Chicago, IL @ The Fallout w/ Weekend Nachos, La Armada, Spine, and more
Nov 9 Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St. w/ Wetbrain, Bastards, more
Nov 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rock Room w/ Napalm Donut
Dec 6th Danbury, CT @Heirloom w/ Cop Problem
Dec 7th New York, NY The Acheron w/ Cop Problem