by Doug Moore

We mentioned a few weeks back that Philly hardcore act Cop Problem were preparing for both an eastern US tour and a new EP release. We've debuted a stream of that EP, Buried Beneath White Noise, over at Invisible Oranges. From the IO writeup:

Cop Problem play a metal-leaning style of hardcore that often gets tagged as "crust", but that doesn't sound especially crusty -- it's of the hard-charging but melodic Tragedy / Catharsis variety. The band evidently recorded Buried Beneath White Noise in just two days. Good decision. This type of music does not benefit from excessive polish. The tones on this 4-song EP are clear but live-sounding, as punk recordings should be. Urgency and despondence come in equal measure: guitarist Randon Martin's melodies are sometimes so bright that they sound naïve, especially over Joshua Cohen's occasional blasts. Eventually, though, they always return to earth.

You can check out the full writeup over at IO.

Cop Problem's tour hits Brooklyn's Acheron on Saturday, 12/7, along with Passage, Capacities, Lords of Death, and Old Lines (who are also touring). Tickets are available. Stream all of Buried Beneath White Noise and check out the full run of Cop Problem dates below.

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Cop Problem - Buried Beneath White Noise

Cop Problem -- 2013 Tour Dates
FRI.NOV.1.2013 - Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD %
SAT.NOV.2.2013 - The Murder Room - Pittsburgh, PA *
SUN.NOV.3.2013 - Now That?s Class - Cleveland, OH ^
MON.NOV.4.2013 - Center St Free Space - Milwaukee, WI #
TUE.NOV.5.2013 - The Sound Cellar - Chesterton, IN
WED.NOV.6.2013 - The Owl Farm - Nashville, TN +
THU.NOV.7.2013 - AL?s Sidecar - Lexington, KY +
FRI.NOV.8.2013 - The Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
SAT.NOV.9.2013 - Cafe Bourbon St. - Columbus, OH >
FRI.DEC.6.2013 ? Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury, CT ^^
SAT.DEC.7.2013 - The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY +
SUN.DEC.8.2013 - @TBA - Philadelphia +

% Earth First! Benefit
* with Complete Failure, Unstitched, Meth Quarry
^ with Grin And Bear It, Youth Forgotten
# with No Brainer
+ with Old Lines
with Old Lines, Wetbrain, Bastards
^^ with Old Lines, Bad Decisions

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