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Interview: The Copyrights talk about what they’ve been up to, their new album and more

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights recently sat down to conduct an interview where they talk about what the band has been up to recently, their new album, “North Sentinel Island,” and more.

Check it out here.

“North Sentinel Island” was released on August 9th via Red Scare Records.



Cover Art of the Month Battle – August 2011

August has come to an end and you know what that means: Time to pit last month’s Cover Art of the Week winners against each other for the honorable title of “Cover Art of the MONTH!”  Review all the weekly winners from August in this slideshow and vote for which one you think deserves to move on to battle for Cover Art of the F’ING YEAR right here.

FYI – winner for July’s Cover Art of the Month will be announced tomorrow so stay tuned…



Strike Anywhere to tour U.S. with th A Wilhelm Scream The Copyrights, Dead To Me and Leftover Crack

Virginia hardcore punkers Strike Anywhere have announced the supporting acts for their upcoming U.S. tour. The band will play a handful of northeast shows with Massachusetts punk outfit A Wilhelm Scream and Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights. Then Dead To Me will take A Wilhelm Scream’s spot on the remainder of the dates in Canada and in the midwest. Leftover Crack will join the three on the Detroit stop of the tour.

Check out all of the dates and locations here.

Strike Anywhere last released “Iron Front” in 2010 via Bridge Nine.



The Copyrights do stripped down versions of “Hard Wired” and “Stormy Weather”

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights recently recorded stripped down versions of their songs “Hard Wired” and “Stormy Weather” for The Switchboard Sessions.  You can stream and download them here.

The original versions of both songs appear on the band’s new release, “North Sentinel Island,” out earlier this month on Red Scare Records.



Cover Art of the Week Winner: The Copyrights – “North Sentinel Island”

The votes are in!  Congrats to last week’s Cover Art of the Week winner, The Copyrights, for the mysterious artwork featured on their new full-length “North Sentinel Island.”  They will now move on to the “Cover Art of the MONTH” battle for August, which will take place early September.

The polls are now open for this week’s “Best Cover Art of the Week Battle” where Scream, House Boat, The Mighty Fine, Luther and more are going head to head.  Go cast your vote here.

Also, don’t forget to vote for the July’s Cover Art of the Month battle, which is still raging right here.



Cover Art Battle (August 9th): Dan Andriano, The Copyrights, Into It. Over It, more…VOTE NOW!

Remember when buying an album meant something more than adding a dozen audio files to an already endless collection of impersonal mp3s? It was a time when liner notes actually got read and there was something really special about the art that graced an album’s cover. Today, in an industry dominated by iTunes and Pandora, it seems the cover art of an album is getting a little under-appreciated.

Well, we here at Dying Scene aren’t letting the art form die off so easily. Whether bizarre, beautiful, thought provoking, or hilarious, each Tuesday we will present the most interesting album covers from the albums released that week and let you readers vote on which one you think should win “Best Cover Art of the Week!”

Check out the offerings for the week of August 9th right here and get voting!



Luke Mcneill (The Copyrights) does track by track of new album “North Sentinel Island”

The Copyrights drummer Luke Mcneill recently did a track by track description for all of the songs on the band’s new album “North Sentinel Island” and you can read it here.

If you have heard the album yet you can have a listen right here.

The album drops today August 9th on Red Scare Records.



Full Album Stream: The Copyrights – “North Sentinel Island”

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights are streaming entire upcoming album, “North Sentinel Island,” right here.

The album drops August 9th on Red Scare Records.



The Copyrights stream new song “Hard Wired” off upcoming album “North Sentinal Island”

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights are streaming a brand new song titled “Hard Wired” right here.

The song will appear on the bands forthcoming album, “North Sentinel Island,” which is due to drop August 9th on Red Scare Records.



Album Review: The Copyrights – “North Sentinel Island”

“North Sentinel Island” marks the fifth studio album from Southern Illinois punks The Copyrights. The band play it pretty true to their poppish punk roots, and in the process deliver arguably their best, most honest work to date.

Named after one of the more remote islands in the world (home to, at most, 400 people, all of whom have been essentially untouched by ‘modern’ society), “North Sentinel Island” gathers a lot of its lyrical content from traditional “punk rock” themes: hopelessness, isolation and  abandonment all factor into the equation pretty heavily. “How can we make this right/ When we can’t even speak at night/ We’re fucked beyond belief tonight” sing Brett and the boys over a pretty heavy rock riff that would make Dave Grohl proud on the album’s opening track, “Trustees of Modern Chemistry,” (the title of which is an incredibly awesome obscure reference).

The tales of hopeless wanderlust continue from there: “All of my crutches are breaking my bones” chime the band en chorus in the album’s second track, “Crutches,” backed by a more traditional melodic pop-punk tune. “Expatriate Blues” is a faster, more uptempo track featuring the line “I’m not homesick, I’m sick of home;” a line that perhaps best sums up the album’s theme better than any other. From the mouths of many of the other, less-mature bands in the game, a song about being “filled with more alcohol than blood” would sound obnoxious and overly hedonistic. There is a certain amount of introspective sincerity here, however, that makes it sound more cathartic than anything.

All hope is not entirely lost on the lads from Carbondale, however; a certain optimism continues to poke from between the clouds at times, not unlike the bread-and-butter themes found in most tracks by Face to Face or Alkaline Trio (without the macabre imagery). If the title of album closer “Hell Will Be Party Time” doesn’t convey this enough, “Worn Out Passport” deals with the desire to go to “places you want to go to surrounded by people you don’t know,” while attaching the disclaimer that the trip is “not self-destructive, this wish is filled with love.” “Scars” and “Never Move Your Back Row” even sound like vintage f2f or Alkaline Trio tunes.

The majority of “North Sentinel Island” will sound familiar if you’re a fan of either of the above-mentioned bands (or of Blink, Sum-41, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Darlings, etc). Not familiar in a bad, “I’ve-heard-this-all-bef0re, write-a-new-song-already” fashion, though. The Copyrights bring a sound that fits like an old pair of Chuck Taylors or a vintage baseball glove: tried and true and tested by time. Some tracks (“Bow Down” and “Restless Head” specifically) are a little too poppy for my own personal tastes, but the remainder hit much harder and keep the album moving steadily forward. “Expatriate Blues,” “The New Ground Floor” and “Well-fed and Warm” all pack a particularly high octane punch, while the riffs in “Trustees of Modern Chemistry” and “20 Feet Tall” are among the catchiest the band has produced to date.

Nobody is going to accuse The Copyrights or reinventing the pop-punk wheel, though I’d argue that it isn’t a wheel that even needs re-inventing. Their level of unpretentious honesty shows that there are a lot more miles left on these tires, and that you really should be along for the ride.

“North Sentinel Island” is due out on August 9th via Red Scare Records.



Free Compilation: “Cross Pollination – Summer 2011” (Broadway Calls, Cobra Skulls, Copyrights, more)

Our friends at AMP Magazine have released a free compilation called “Cross Pollination – Summer 2011” and it features previously unreleased tracks from: Broadway Calls, Cobra Skulls, The Copyrights, REVIVER, The Manix, Gunner’s Daughter, Civil War Rust, Advocate, And much more.

Check out the full tracklisting and grab the free download here.



The Copyrights digitally release new EP “Crutches”

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights have decided to digitally release a new EP via I-tunes today entitled “Crutches.” The EP features the title track, which will appear on their upcoming North Sentinal Island LP, and three demos, including the previously released “Worn Out Passport.”

Check out the cover art and tracklisting here.

The Copyright’s last album “Learn The Hard Way” was released in 2008 on Red Scare Records.



The Copyrights releasing “North Sentinel Island” on August 9th

Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights have announced that their upcoming album “North Sentinel Island” will drop August 9th on Red Scare Records. The release will give the label their first band with three proper studio releases.

The label announced that they’ll be teaming up with It’s Alive Records to release the Vinyl version of “North Sentinel Island.”

The Copyright’s last album “Learn The Hard Way” was released in 2008 on Red Scare Records.



Random Cover Song Thursday: The Copyrights cover The Jolt’s “Decoyed”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.  We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs.  Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs.  Good or bad.  Intriguing or mundane.  We’ll let you be the judge. This week it’s Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights covering The 1978 Jolt song “Decoyed.”

You can check out the cover here. Then listen to the original here. The cover is unreleased. The original appears on the Jolt’s self-titled album.



The Copyrights working on new album, streaming new song “Worn Out Passport”

If you weren’t already in the know, Illinois pop-punkers The Copyrights have been working on a new album which they plan to release sometime in 2011.  Today, you can get your first taste of that album via an unmastered version of “Worn Out Passport,” a new track that will appear on the release.

Give it a listen here before the band takes it down.

The Copyright’s last album, Learn The Hard Way, was released in 2008 on Red Scare Records.