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DS Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2014 (mitchattitude)

Hi I’m Mitch.  Musically 2014 was a brilliant year for punk rock with a lot of really good releases, making my task of assembling a top 10 way trickier than it was last year. I started the process with a top 30 list and have painfully had to reduce it down to something resembling a top 10. I was also quite strict on who I covered so left out bands like Taking Back Sunday and Weezer who have both released their best albums in a good while.

So after a lot of immense deliberation, eternally switching list positions, tantrums, self doubt and loathing while listening to a hell of a lot of great music released this year, here is my top 10-ish. R.I.P. Tommy Ramone.



Masked Intruder release music video for “Crime Spree”; announce tour dates with The Copyrights

Everyone’s favorite pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder have released a music video for their song “Crime Spree”. The track comes off of the band’s newest album, M.I..

The band has also announced a handful of tour dates with The Copyrights, which even includes a show with none other than The Bouncing Souls. You can check out the video and the tour dates below.

Masked Intruder released M.I. on May 27, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. The Copyrights released Report on August 26th through Red Scare Industries



Dying Scene Podcast 009: Luke McNeill of the Copyrights

On the latest episode of the Dying Scene Podcast, we take our news section into overdrive (is that what it’s called when you scrape the bottom of the barrel?). Also, Luke McNeill of The Copyrights joins us to talk about the band’s new record Report, how touring Europe is better than the US, and Melissa McCarthy.

Check it out below!

Let’s be social media buds, too. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Stitcher. Subscribe on iTunes (AND LEAVE A RATING), or email dyingscenepod@gmail.com.



The Copyrights premiere new song “Basement”

The Copyrights are streaming another new song from their long-awaited new album Report. You can check out “Basement” and find details on the band’s upcoming European tour below.

Report was released on August 26th through Red Scare Industries. Click here to give the entire A-side a listen, and head over here to read our review of the record.



The Copyrights stream new song “Fireworks,” announce European tour dates

The Copyrights are streaming another new song from their upcoming album Report. You can give “Fireworks” a listen and find details on the European tour the band just announced below.

Report is set to be released on August 26th through Red Scare Industries. Click here to give the A-side a listen, and head over here to read our review of the record.



The Copyrights stream A-side of new album “Report”

The Copyrights are streaming the A-side of their new full-length album Report, and you can give it a listen below.

Report is set to be released on August 26th through Red Scare Industries. Head over here to read our review of the record.



Album Review: The Copyrights – “Report”

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights are back with album number six and their fourth on home label Red Scare Industries. Coming a long three years after the band’s impressive 2011 North Sentinel Island release and hot on the heels of their Fat Wreck Chords vinyl debut and successful tour with punk legends 7 Seconds the stars seem to be aligning for The Copyrights, a band who have won fans over throughout their decade long existence with their own style of perpetually catchy punk rock.

While previous album North Sentinel Island was itself a step up in quality and songwriting from previous efforts, Report again raises that bar further with every track managing to deliver near instant melodic gratification. The Copyrights have always had a knack of writing great pop-punk without the saccharine ethos some bands employ and Report keeps up that trend with no filler, just an album jam packed full of memorable singalongs.

There are a few songs amongst Report’s fourteen tracks that will already be familiar to some: ”No Knocks” the album’s lead single sounds blissfully at home amongst Report’s equally catchy track-list. In truth most songs on Report could have been the album’s first single along with ”Keep The Change”, the album’s shortest song at a minute long and one that also featured on the ”No Knocks” single released last month on Fat Wreck. A slightly reworked version of ”The New Frontier” that featured previously on a 4 way split a few years ago is a great example of catchy and pacey pop-punk; After several listens to Report It’s near impossible to choose a favourite song but ”The New Frontier” has had its nose ahead on several occasions. After that the highlights come thick and fast and all in insanely catchy sub three minute blasts. From first track ”Slider” which opens proceedings in typical Copyrights style, to songs like ”Fireworks”, ”Wishbone” and ”Stuck In The Fall” which all grab hold and refuse to not be sung for the remainder of the day. Every single track amounts to Report being a veritable pop-punk triumph.

The album’s cohesive feel is greatly aided by stellar production work from The All American Reject’s Mike Kennerty, where like his production on Direct Hit’s apocalyptic opus Brainless God, he ensures each song’s energy drives the album forward with minimal let up.

If you’re already a fan of The Copyrights then this album will absolutely reinforce that love you feel; And if you’re not a fan after giving Report a listen then you likely never will be. There are lots of great punk bands around just now and to this writer The Copyrights are amongst those leading the charge. In a world where so much is going wrong it’s great to listen to albums like Report and forget about it all for a while; taking in the constant stream of melody, hooks and harmony, it’s a tried, tested and now improved band formula that has invigorated another fourteen tracks in The Copyright’s already impressive arsenal. There are many ways to spend half an hour, most of which aren’t nearly as enjoyable as listening to Report, enjoy!

Report is due out on August 26th via Red Scare Industries.

5/5 Stars



The Copyrights stream new song “Try So Hard”

The Copyrights are streaming a brand new song titled “Try So Hard”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming full-length album, Report. You can give it a listen below.

Report is set to be released on August 26, 2014 through Red Scare Industries. It will be the follow up to 2011’s North Sentinel Island, which was also released on Red Scare.



New Music: The Copyrights – “Worlds on Fire” off upcoming full-length “Report”

The Copyrights are streaming a brand new song from their upcoming full-length album Report. The track is entitled “Worlds on Fire”, and you can give it a listen here.

Report is set to be released on August 26th through Red Scare Industries. The band just released a new EP entitled “No Knocks” on Fat Wreck Chords. You can stream that below.

The Copyrights are currently in the middle of a US tour with 7 Seconds, dates of which can be seen here.



The Copyrights stream new EP “No Knocks”

The Copyrights are streaming their new EP No Knocks, which was released on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords, in its entirety. You can listen to the whole thing below.

The band’s upcoming full-length album Report is set to be released on August 26th through Red Scare Industries. They’re currently in the middle of a US tour with 7 Seconds.



Album Review: The Copyrights – “No Knocks” EP

When it was announced earlier on in the year that The Copyrights were to be releasing music on Fat Wreck Chords it seemed like the perfect match. The release signalling a reciprocal tick in the box for both parties: The Copyrights releasing some new material on one of punk’s most revered labels and Fat Wreck releasing music from one of the genre’s brightest and most promising bands.

The Copyrights have been writing and recording their brand of consistently good punk rock for over a decade now and this release on Fat Wreck seems like a natural step on the band’s current upward trajectory. Of course this dalliance on Fat Wreck does not mean The Copyrights have moved labels and will release album number six ‘Report‘ via long time home label Red Scare Industries in August.

There are three new songs on offer here, two of which will find their way onto the new album, leaving one exclusive to this release. The first and title track ‘No Knocks‘ is absolutely as immediate and catchy a song as you’re likely to hear this year. Sung from the perspective of a charmed existence the track gets its hooks in early and holds onto you for its short duration. Second track ‘Keep The Change‘ gets out the blocks with pace and climaxes with some great band vocals. Third track ‘Don’t Want In‘ won’t feature on the new album and that in itself is an indication of the strength in material the band are writing at the moment. It’s a substantial track that builds with an almost post-hardcore style only to refer back to its insatiable chorus.

To put it simply the three new songs on offer here are the epitome of what good pop-punk should be. The Copyrights let their music do the talking with no gimmicks just short blasts of honest, memorable and succinct punk rock. Album number six is looking very promising indeed.

4.5/5 Stars



The Copyrights reveal cover art, tracklist & release date for new album “Report”

The Copyrights have revealed all the details surrounding their long-awaited new full-length album Report. Produced by Mike Kennerty and mastered by Mass Giorgini, the record is slated to be released on August 26th through Red Scare Industries.

You can check out the album’s cover art and tracklist below, along with full details on the band’s upcoming summer tour with the legendary 7 Seconds.

Before Report is released on Red Scare in August, The Copyrights will be releasing a new 7-inch entitled No Knocks on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. Head over here to give the EP’s title track a listen.



The Copyrights add dates to US summer tour

Illinois pop-punks The Copyrights have added more dates to their upcoming summer tour of the US, which will see them supporting 7 Seconds and headlining their own shows. Up-to-date info on when and where they’ll be stopping can be found below.

The Copyrights will release a new 7-inch entitled No Knocks on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. They also have plans to release a new full-length album later this year on Red Scare Industries.



The Copyrights release lyric video for new song “No Knocks”

The Copyrights have a 7″ slated for release on July 22nd via Fat Wreck Chords, and you can get check out the title track below.

You can also check out the track listing for No Knocks and find details on the band’s summer tours with 7 Seconds, The Lawrence Arms, and more, right here.



The Copyrights to release new 7-inch “No Knocks” on Fat Wreck Chords

Illinois pop-punks The Copyrights have just announced they will be partnering with our friends at Fat Wreck Chords in releasing a new 7-inch entitled No Knocks on July 22nd! Here’s what Fat Wreck had to say about the release:

“What can we say, we LOVE vinyl so we couldn’t pass up the chance of releasing The Copyrights new 7″. No Knocks comes out this summer and contains three fast and furious pop punk tunes from these Midwestern Salukis. The tunes are so catchy and fun that you’ll wish you didn’t have to hold down a day job so you could follow The Copyrights on their current tour with The Lawrence Arms.”

You can check out the tracklist for the 7-inch and find details on the band’s extensive 2014 touring schedule below. Pre-orders will go live next Monday, June 2nd – be sure to bookmark this page so you don’t miss out on getting a copy of that sweet colored wax.

The Copyrights last released a double LP of rarities entitled Shit’s Fucked in 2013 through It’s Alive Records. They are apparently planning to release a new full-length album later this year on Red Scare Industries.