It’s not all too often that a band from Moncton launches a Cross-Canada tour less than one year after being together but that is indeed the case for psych-rockers Cop Shades.
Consisting of The Peter Parkers frontman Remi Cormier, The Woods frontman Kyle McDonald and current Micro Organs/ex-The Funeral Suits drummer Mathieu Blanchard, Cop Shades will be embarking on a 18-date Canadian tour throughout August 2010 in support of their first full length album featuring artwork by The Doers frontman and Vancouver native, Sean Maxey.
The band released a video in March for their single “North Korean Arts Degree” from their debut EP which was released for free download online via Superbob Records in January, 2010. Check the EP out here.
Musically, COP SHADES exhibit a blend of influence from bands such as Boris, Death From Above 1979, Kyuss and Liars. This unification combined with absence of guitars, powerful mind numbing drum beats, fuzzed out electronic bass tones, and a plethora of vocals styles and effects all further contribute to their fresh approach.
Cop Shades debut will hit stores on Tuesday August 10th, 2010. Catch Cop Shades live at one of the following shows:
Aug 5, 2010 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo /w Drunk Dial & The Dry Heaves
Aug 6, 2010 – Ottawa, ON @ The Cajun Attic /w Flying Fortress
Aug 7, 2010 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees /w Cauldron, Ash Lee Blade & Flying Fortress
Aug 9, 2010 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo /w Shadow Box
Aug 10, 2010 – Winnipeg, ON @ Royal Albert Arms /w Breath Grenades & This Hisses
Aug 11, 2010 – Regina, SK @ The Club /w Wax Mannequin
Aug 12, 2010 – Saskatoon, SK @ Walker’s Nightclub /w Feral Children & Shooting Guns
Aug 13, 2010 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar /w Falklands, Bike Month & Energic Action
Aug 14, 2010 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
Aug 18, 2010 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria (Fake Jazz Wednesdays) /w Stamina Mantis
Aug 19, 2010 – Vancouver, BC @ Honey Lounge /w Previous Tenants & Special Noise
Aug 20, 2010 – Vancouver, BC @ Brandiz /w Falklands, The Parallels & The Slates
Aug 20, 2010 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA /w Shearing Pinx & Fortress
Aug 21, 2010 – Victoria, BC @ Logan’s Pub /w High Arctic
Aug 25, 2010 – Sudbury, ON @ Millard’s Garage
Aug 26, 2010 – London, ON @ Call The Office
Aug 27, 2010 – Toronto, ON @ The Bovine Sex Club /w Red Bastard Brewery & Requiem
Sep 10, 2010 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan /w Les Paiens