Tuesday, September 10, 2013

COPY SCAMS - Demo - Tape - 2010


   I'll be honest...when I first got this cassette a couple of years ago, I didn't exactly rush to my stereo to throw this in the tape deck tout de suite. Not unlike the piles of photocopied zines on my wooden shelves, this tape sat undisturbed and gathered an unhealthy amount of dust. I remember putting it on once while I was finishing some projects in my room and it didn't make much of an impression, but something happened between then and now. Is it my favorite shit in the world? No, but I appreciate it's jokey qualities and I like to hear good pop-punk, because there's a real lack of quality pop-punk in the Bay Area, believe it or not.
   So, who are these jokers? I don't fuckin know 'em, so here's some shit I found about them on the internet....
  "The Copy Scams are the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine! Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium. In those three weeks they wrote, practiced, and recorded 4 songs then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend. What we recorded was 4 songs about stealing photocopies, excuses as the why the band/zine is late and a song about the 24 hour zine challenge. Up the analog zine punks!"


3 comments:

AG said...

Steve is also in a sludge band called Moloch. They came on tour with my band Thou in 2010. The tour ended in Baton Rouge, and Steve took a Greyhound all the way to Portland then wrote a great zine about it.

Alex Wrekk said...

Thanks for giving our dumb project some of your time! We did a few shows in the UK last year and re-recorded the old songs and wrote some new ones. We are releases a 10" this month because a novelty band should have a novelty sized record! You can listen to all of it here: http://busstoppress.bandcamp.com/releases

Harvester said...

Excellent!