Psych-rock trio Cop Shades are bringing their brand of slick to the masses with their debut full length album and an extensive Cross-Canada tour. 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 free online via Superbob Records in January, 2010. The video can be viewed below and the album can be downloaded for free, HERE.
08/05 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
08/06 - Ottawa, ON @ The Cajun Attic
08/07 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees
08/09 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo
08/10 - Winnipeg, ON @ Royal Albert Arms
08/11 - Regina, SK @ The Club
08/12 - Saskatoon, SK @ Walker's Nightclub
08/13 - Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
08/14 - Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
08/18 - Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria (Fake Jazz Wednesdays)
08/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Honey Lounge
08/20 - Vancouver, BC @ Brandiz
08/20 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA
08/21 - Victoria, BC @ Logan's Pub
08/25 - Sudbury, ON @ Millard's Garage
08/26 - London, ON @ Call The Office
08/27 - Toronto, ON @ The Bovine Sex Club
09/10 - Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan
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 full length will hit stores via Superbob Records on Tuesday August 10th, 2010.
01. Someone’s Gonna Get A Punch
02. I Shit Ponies
03. The Pyramid
04. Puke City
05. Gentleman’s Concentration Camp
06. The Sorority
08. I Am A Mexicant
09. Whitey’s With ‘Tude
10. North Korean Arts Degree
11. He’s A Secretor
12. Escape & Evade