The band equivalent of a 24 hour zine!
Steve of Rum Lad zine came to Portland from the UK for awhile and had the idea to start a band. I said "ok" and we got our housemates Paul and Marc to join in the fun! In 3 weeks we wrote 4 songs, practiced, recorded, and played a show that closed the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium!
What resulted was this 6 track demo of 4 lo-fi pop-punk songs all about zines! We have an obligatory intro song filled with excuses as to why the band is so late, another song reads like a cliche zine article full of things we like and hate, a song about stealing photocopies, and a song about the 24 hour zine challenge.
Comes with a 16 page 1/8 sized zine with lyrics and silly drawings.
The Copy Scams are:
Alex Wrekk - wordy stuff
Steve Larder - guitar stuffs
Marc Parker - Bassy things
Paul Burke - drummy and screamy goodness
Photo of the Copy Scams performing at the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium
P.S. You could also just listen to this online here...but wouldn't owning your very own cassette be more fun?
P.P.S. This band has only played on show and some how with the distance of an ocean between members they will be playing a short UK tour in the autumn of 2012.