Bad Cop/Bad Cop released Not Sorry in June 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords, while Barb Wire Dolls last released their album Slit in 2012.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:18 PM (PST) by jaystone
So the lineup for the tenth installment of San Diego’s Awesome Fest has officially been announced and, at the risk of sounding redundant, it’s pretty awesome. Among the crapload of bands playing will be toyGuitar, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Western Settings, RVIVR, Red City Radio, and Dying Scene Records’ own Problem Daughter. Check out the full rundown below.
Awesome Fest X takes place Labor Day weekend (September 2 – 4) in San Diego’s North Park. Tickets are not yet available, but they do go online here starting May 13th. Since the festival tends to keep numbers on the small side for a reason, so you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss out!
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
You’ve probably heard that NOFX has a new book out, The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, and that it recently made it on the New York Times’ best seller list. You may have also had the chance to check them out on their current book signing (and show) tour promoting their newest endeavor into combining the literary and punk rock worlds.
I was lucky enough to catch their LA show at the Belasco Theater with support from Direct Hit!, Mean Jeans, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop. This was an unforgettable night of music, friends, and fun as NOFX celebrated their thirty-plus years as a band and the stories they have shared for the world to read.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show proving why they are one of the strongest new(er) acts on the Fat Wreck roster. The band played a set of songs off their nearly-a-year-old debut full-length, Not Sorry, intermixed with an older song or two. It was a real bonus to see them on the LA date before they headed to Europe for their spring tour, including a spot at Groezrock.
Mean Jeans hit the stage next and I became an new fan. Having not listened to them much before, their Ramones-inspired sound instantly caught my attention and made me dance along. I love still being surprised by music and discovering new artists and look forward to what they will do next.
Direct Hit! came out swinging, ripping through their set to an increasingly excited crowd. This was my first time seeing them in a bigger venue and they really command the stage with their energy and enthusiasm. It’s evident they are excited to be on the Fat Wreck roster and touring with bands like NOFX.
Lastly, the moment the crowd had been waiting for – Fat Mike, El Hefe, Melvin, and Smelly took the stage to celebrate the release of their book and their love of playing music. There was a different air about this show, as if it was finally like they were able to not only share their music, but their experience as a band and as friends. With NOFX, you never know what the night will hold, as they have more than enough music to play a different set every night. The band played old favorites, setlist staples, and a few newer tunes over their hour-plus set. As always, the crowd sang, danced, moshed, and enjoyed every minute of it.
Shooting these bands and shows are always a ton of fun – check out our full gallery below!
Before their trip to France, Belgium, and Germany though, the band has a couple of California shows int he beginning of April.
You can have a look at all the tour dates and locations below.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:03 AM (PST) by Malamute
La Escalera Records turns 5 this year, and they’re having a bash to celebrate! First is two days (April 15th & 16th) in San Diego and then a third day (April 17th) in Tijuana, Mexico. The lineup this year includes Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Heartsounds and Get Dead. You can find more information about the shows here and tickets are available here.
You can check the full lineup below.
Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:15 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
2015 was one of the best years of my life, both personally and professionally. Throughout all of the excitement, including marrying the love of my life (my name is Hopeless Romantic, after all!), there were a number of albums that composed the soundtrack of my year. My newly adopted method of keeping a running list of great albums made writing this article easier in terms of remembering what came out, but not in terms of narrowing down my selections. A handful of albums just missed the cut, but I truly feel like the following 10 albums (and 1 EP) help make 2015 even more memorable. Check out my picks below!
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:51 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
You can check out the tour dates and locations below.
Snuff’s latest album 5-4-3-2-1-Perhaps? was released on January 8th, 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. The record was their first full-length release in a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2003′s Disposable Income. Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s new album “Not Sorry” was released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. Our review can be read here. Spoilers debut ‘mini-LP’, Stay Afloat is out now via Brassneck Records and Boss Tuneage. Pick up a copy on CD and/or vinyl here or here.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM (PST) by jaystone
Whether you’re a loyal, regular Dying Scene follower or you just check in periodically, it stands to reason that think the upcoming “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour is kind of a big deal. Responses to the tour’s lineup, which includes the likes of NOFX, Strung Out, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, toyGuitar, The Flatliners, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Masked Intruder and more depending on your location, have ranged from “damn, that’s pretty solid” on one end of the spectrum to “oh my god, this should replace the Warped Tour” at the other end.
The ragtag bunch of misfits that comprise your friendly, neighborhood Dying Scene editorial staff agree with the positive vibes about the “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour, and will be out in full force at various different stops on the tour. To get you warmed up, we caught up with a handful of bands that’ll be playing the duration of the tour for a little Q&A session. Check it out below, and check out the full rundown of “Fat Wrecked For 25 Years” tour dates here!
Believe it or not, 2015 is already half over. There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months with Frank Turner, Spraynard, and more all gearing up to put out new albums, but we at Dying Scene decided to get introspective for a moment and take a look at some of our favorite albums that were released in the last six months.
Anything released between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 was up for consideration, and after several long nights of endless yelling and countless insults (okay… it was really just one long email chain), we were able to narrow it down to 25 releases. Organized by release date, you can find our collective choices for the best punk albums of 2015 so far below.
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
It’s no secret that I love Bad Cop/Bad Cop. Ever since seeing them open for the Gimmes last year, I have been hooked on their infectious 3-part harmony pop punk sound. I have also had the pleasure of becoming friends with these 4 awesome boss ladies and anxiously awaited their debut full length album, Not Sorry. Luckily, I live in LA and have seen them play live more times than I can count; over the last year I heard many of the new songs played live as I waited for the album.
It should be no surprise that I loved Not Sorry and have had it on constant repeat over the last two weeks. It’s, in my opinion, a masterpiece from start to finish. I then had the distinct pleasure of attending their record release show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA – the first night of their current tour. It’s one thing to hear a band debut new material at a show; it’s another thing to hear them share the new tunes with a crowd of people singing along because they were just as excited to have the new album.
The first act of the night was Decent Criminal, a band from NorCal that is currently out on tour with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, playing shows across the southwest. The band kicked up the energy of the night and set a tone for the rest of the show.
The Bombpops, fresh off their European tour, were up next. I love this band as well and they often play with BC/BC. These four truly know how to put on a show – ripping through their catalogue with a little bit of banter and a whole lot of attitude. They closed out their set with the title track of their latest EP, Can O’ Worms, and it just made you wish they were putting out a new full-length soon!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop took the stage next to celebrate Not Sorry and all of the blood, sweat, and tears that they put into it! The band killed their set, playing tracks off Not Sorry like “Nightmare,” “Support,” and “Cheers” in addition to some older favorites like “Cucumber” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.” Alex’s Bar was packed with people dancing, singing, and pumping their fists in the air. If you have not had an opportunity to see Bad Cop/Bad Cop yet, do yourself a favor and check them out on any of their upcoming tours (including the Fat Wreck 25th anniversary tour this summer).
You might have thought that was the end of the night, but you would be wrong! Long Beach was also treated to a set from Guttermouth, who took the stage and immediately tore through their set. Many people in the crowd were sporting Guttermouth merch and you can tell they were excited for the show. I managed to snap a few shots, but needed to get out of that crowd before I had a broken camera on my hands!
Check out our full gallery from the show below!
Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 4:21 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
“No, we’re not selling sex, but we will make your eardrums wet. It’s the best you’re gonna get with no reprieve.”
Just look at that lyric there. Really take a moment to let it sink in. Are you done? Okay, good.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop don’t pull their punches. They didn’t on their early EPs, and they certainly don’t on Not Sorry, their debut LP. I mean, just go back and re-read that line (taken from the band’s de facto mission statement, “Like, Seriously?”). They haven’t been around for very long, but these boss ladies use this full length to prove that they’re worthy of every ounce of praise that’s been showered upon them.
In thirteen tracks, Bad Cop/Bad Cop cement themselves in the equally sugary and in-your-face sound that they’ve previously established. Failed relationships, both personal and romantic alike, are big subjects on the album (“Anti Love Song,” “Here’s to You,” “Cheers,” “Sugarcane”), but the band also puts some time aside to have fun (“The ‘Wood”) and to take a stance (the aforementioned “Like, Seriously?” and the call-to-arms anthem, “Support”). These songs are full of three part harmonies that can make Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz retroactively jealous, and they’re catchy enough that they could easily fit onto any of the early Fat Music comps (it’s fitting, then, that the band is set to appear on the next installment of the series).
It’s cliche to say that it’s not often for a young band to come off this strong and confident on their first album, but in the case of Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Not Sorry it’s the goddamn truth. You better take that seriously.
4 / 5 – Stream it below.
RIYL: Masked Intruder, The Muffs, Bad Religion
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:18 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Female fronted, Los Angeles based pop-punks Bad Cop / Bad Cop don’t release their full-length debut “Not Sorry” on Fat Wreck Chords until June 16th but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it. Give the entire album a spin here!
Not Sorry was produced by Fat Wreck himself and you can pre-order it now.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7:06 AM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles play a game of good cop/bad cop with Jennie Cotterill, guitarist/vocals for the Los Angeles-based all-female punk act, Bad Cop / Bad Cop. (Holy forward slashes batman)! The band’s debut LP Not Sorry drops July 16th on Fat Wreck Chords, which, Jennie assures, is a major label that does quite a lot for its young, newly-signed artists. The Bobs also address Ben Weasel’s recent allegations of exploitation involving his guest hosting appearance on last week’s show. Check out the “influencers” episode of Weasel Radio, where Mr. Foster and Owen Wilson (Oops, I meant “Owen Murphy”) hold a prompt discussion about the unoriginality of the “Bob Noxious” moniker. Episode 18’s recurring theme: Creepers in da midst.
Listen to all the infantile punk-latent jabbering below.
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:16 AM (PST) by Johnny X
I don’t know about anybody else but ever since Kim Shattuck of The Muffs sang on NOFX’s “Lori Myers” I have become a little obsessed with finding female fronted punk acts that combined Kim’s snotty vocal stylings with that Fat Wreck style of punk we’ve all come to know and love. Thanks to this obsession I find myself unbelievably stoked today to premiere a song for you guys from Los Angeles punk act Bad Cop/Bad Cop.
Fat Mike himself produced the band’s upcoming debut full-length Not Sorry and that might explain why I can’t seem to get enough of it. I implore you to give the track “Sugarcane” a listen below and join me in my new found love for this band.
Catch Bad Cop/Bad Cop tonight in SF with Good Riddance or on any of their other upcoming West Coast release show dates. And of course, you’ll also be able to catch them on the upcoming Fat Wreck Tour.