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The Copyrights / The Brokedowns - Split [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

The Copyrights / The Brokedowns

The Copyrights / The Brokedowns: Split [7 inch]Split [7 inch] (2009)
No Idea Records

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Two of the best pop-punk bands Illinois has to offer team up for this split 7", and both the Copyrights and the Brokedowns do the Land of Lincoln proud. The Copyrights, who had better release a new full-length in 2010, pack their side with a pair of two-minute bursts of energy. "I'd Rather Die or.
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Two of the best pop-punk bands Illinois has to offer team up for this split 7", and both the Copyrights and the Brokedowns do the Land of Lincoln proud.

The Copyrights, who had better release a new full-length in 2010, pack their side with a pair of two-minute bursts of energy. "I'd Rather Die or Something" has the sort of gang yelling and jagged guitar work akin to much of the material on the band's last LP, Learn the Hard Way; the song kicks off with a ruckus, then the band draws it back for a tick (courtesy of said jagged guitar) before returning to the loud part established at the song's beginning. The good ol' loud/quiet/loud dynamic -- when it's on, it's on. "Get Got," on the other hand, is delightfully stupid; it's a more mid-tempo affair that incorporates what sounds like a combination of space-age lasers and police sirens into an anthemic base with positive results.

The Brokedowns are decidedly more gruff and less conventional than their fellow statesmen, and their side of this split is a solid representation of that. "A People's History of the Ironic Haircut" is anchored by bouncy, almost angular chords and throaty yells; it's awfully original, a term not often associated with this brand of pop-punk. "Friendship? Again?" is a quicker track, with some solid drum fills and surprisingly visceral verses; it doesn't hit as quite as hard as "Haircut" but it's decent enough.

This being a No Idea release, one can expect that the cover art will be awesome and/or ridiculous (in this case, a gorilla shooting pink lasers from its eyes) and that the vinyl will be on some sort of muddy amalgamation of neutral colors (my copy is a nice shade of light brown). Top-notch all around.

 

 
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Cheesetits (January 28, 2010)

Wasn't too impressed by The Brokedowns, but The Copyrights are always fucking great.

Lmnndtlgrph (January 28, 2010)

i'm a big fan of both of these bands, but i wasn't wild about the copyrights songs on this. the brokedowns songs, on the other hand, are great. in any case, i'm looking forward to new full-lengths from both.

jaredk (January 26, 2010)

I'm just glad that I can finally get jagged and angular guitar work on one release. That aside, good bands.

jimmynorville (January 26, 2010)

I didn't really "get' the Copyrights until I saw them live. I am not sure how that really changed anything, but now their songs don't all sound the same to me and I really like them.

telegraphrocks (January 26, 2010)

This thing is TITS!

mattramone (January 26, 2010)

"I'd Rather Die or Something" is the kind of song I wish I had when I was 14 and angry at my dad.

88fingerstonytherevenge (January 26, 2010)

YESSSSSSSSSS

Brokedowns fanboy

ohcomely (January 26, 2010)

what sloane said

SloaneDaley (January 26, 2010)

This is some of The Copyrights best work to date, if you like the band and don't have it, get it.

red_eye_inc (January 26, 2010)

Both these bands are good and the singer of the Brokedowns is a nice guy

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