Bad Cop / Bad Cop (Punkrock / Fat Wreck Chords / L.A., USA) + support: MakeWar (Punkrock / Fat Wreck Chords / Brooklyn NY, USA)

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Bad Cop / Bad Cop
It s been a hectic couple of years since Los Angeles punk quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop dropped their debut full-length, Not Sorry. The band spent a huge chunk of the intervening time on the road, like most bands do and they wound up discovering some ugly thingsabout themselves, like most bands do. Only for Bad Cop/Bad Cop, it got very serious, very quickly. We were on the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour in 2015, and Stacey was partying really hard, says co-vocalist Jennie Cotterill. She ended up bottoming out on the tour, and we had to leave. It was not a good separation. We had to go home and drop off the tour and figure out if we were still a band, what are we going to do about Stacey... Thankfully, Fat helped send her to detox, and she came out of that as a completely new person with a totally different trajectory. Out of that experience came Amputations, one of the highlights on Bad Cop/Bad Cop s explosive second album, Warriors. Many of the album s most cathartic, aggressive moments come from the mind of co-vocalist Stacey Dee, who after going through the darkest time of her life has come out stronger than ever. Instead of focusing solely on her own issues, she was able to expand her horizons, writing songs as poignant as Victoria (about a friend s child who committed suicide) and Womanarchist (in which Dee namedrops Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Morgan Hart and Joan of Arc while proclaiming she wants to make the whole worldfeminist ). Dee explains much of her expanded worldview came in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, making Warriors one of the first punk albums written in the Trump era.The foursome began recording immediately following a successful tour with the Interrupterslast fall, spending roughly six weeks between Hurley Studios and Maple Sound Studios with their longtime collaborator and producer Davey Warsop between December 2016 and February 2017, with Jason Livermore (Descendents, Lagwagon) responsible for mixing and mastering and just like on Not Sorry, Fat Wreck Chordsfounder Fat Mike chimed in with plenty of ideas as well.Dee: I was so negative for most of my life. After changing my life, I have been trying to focus on strength, connectedness and positivity. I think this record is a good start.
http://www.badcopbadcopband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/badcopbadcopband/
https://badcopbadcop.bandcamp.com/
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MakeWar
first burst through the Southern Border Wall and onto the national stage from such shithole countries as Venezuela, Colombia and Florida in 2016 when Brendan Kelly (failed tastemaker, member of the Lawrence Arms and co-founder of Red Scare Industries) played a show with Jose in Bushwick during a blizzard and was so impressed by his acoustic troubadourship that he decided, with the most discerning of tastes, that whatever Jose s band was, if they played those songs, shit, it was good enough for Red Scare.
They put out Developing A Theory of Integrity on Red Scare in 2016 , which was a ripping skatepunk/Brooklyn Emo Night hybrid that caught everyone off guard with its unabashed dynamism and brass balls while somehow effortlessly still remaining faithful to MakeWar s influences. Based on the chops showcased on DATOI, they were tapped to tour and play shows with such legendary bands as Strung Out, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Flatliners and more. See a pattern here? Well, apropos of nothing, turns out next thing you know, Old Jed s a millionaire! The iconic Fat Wreck Chords (home to such great bands as Strung Out, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Flatliners, to name a few) tapped MakeWar to join their already impressive roster which led to the creation of Get It Together, a uniquely fresh eyed and youthful rallying cry, somehow made by seasoned punks, tempered with anger, heartache, a dash of Latinx hardcore rage and a virtuosity that belies their relatively short tenure as a band. Fat will drop this multi-lingual, multi-genre, multigrain slab of fury, beers, tears and what-have-we-here s on the world on November 1st, 2019.
So, first things first: MakeWar is a mighty Voltron that s equal parts Venezuela (Jose: Guitar, vocals), Colombia (Edwin: Bass, Vocals) and Florida (Greg: drums). These are dudes that have overcome the third world poverty and squalor of Brooklyn and Florida to forge one of the most dynamic punk records in years, which they did at Hopatcong NJ s own Barbershop studios with the help of Brett The Ratt Romnes of I am the Avalanche and The Movielife fame. After shipping demos back and forth from Brooklyn to Portland to New Jersey, they finally got it all together and wrapped Get It Together in February of 2019, and get it together they certainly did. In fact, after they finished writing and recording Get It Together, Greg got it so together that he took off to become a doctor of the mind. No mind, though. They enlisted the more than capable Matty Stolpe on the skins and now, MakeWar is re-Voltron d and charging harder than ever.
Look no further than their premiere video for Oh, Brother (written and directed by Chris Kent), where the MakeWar boys adopt a Tarantino-esqe timeless aesthetic to rail against the idea of falling in line with what s expected of you by your parents and culture at large and so forth. That s pretty universal. I mean, many seminal works, from 100 Years Of Solitude to Das Klown to Transpotting to the Marine Biologist episode of Seinfeld were about that same theme, BUUUUUT, not to get too Anderson Cooper with this shit or anything, but that s a lot heavier coming from a buncha refugees thriving and partying in Trump s America, no?
Oh shit! Almost forgot! Speaking of Trump s America, two of the most blistering tracks on Get It Together are helmed by second vocalist and bassist, Edwin. They re hardcore, and they re entirely in Spanish. If you can imagine the untouchable and unfuckwithable Los Crudos SOMEHOW having brothers in arms, these two tracks are about as close as you re gonna get. Full disclosure, I have no idea what Edwin is screaming in these songs, but I m almost positive he s not asking to talk to the manager because they didn t remember to put the low-carb salad dressing on the side.
To summarize here, MakeWar is THE punk band for today s increasingly polarized MAGA world: Furious, multicultural, packed with revolutionaries, friends to those in the cages, behind the walls and trapped in Florida, lovers and repurposers of classic art and style, from punk, to aughts-era-emo to art film to Los Fucking Crudos. When Get It Together drops on November 1st, 2019 hold onto your hats. They ll be touring extensively with Lagwagon, face to face and NOFX. These guys may not be the ones to personally usher in the revolution, but they re damn sure gonna be the soundtrack.
http://www.makewarband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MakeWarNYC/
https://makewarmusic.bandcamp.com/
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