Listen: Copeland get dreamy in ‘Lay Here’

With less than a month left until the release of their new studio album, Copeland have returned with yet another new song from the upcoming release. On Friday (Jan. 18), the Florida-founded band debuted their latest single, “Lay Here.”

Taking to social media on Thursday (Jan 17), Copeland frontman Aaron Marsh revealed the news to his followers. “New Copeland song drops tonight at midnight,” the singer’s straight-to-the-point message reads. Listen to the dreamily mellow four-minute track above.

“Lay Here” will join previously released singles “Night Figures” and “On Your Worst Day” on their forthcoming sixth studio album, Blushing. Blushing is due out Feb. 14 via Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-orders for Blushing are currently available on the band’s website.

Blushing is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, Ixora.

Back in December, Marsh was asked what fans should expect, sonically, from Blushing. According to the musician, the band decided they were going to take all their preconceived sounds and elevate them to the next level.

“We wanted to take all of the elements that made up our sound in the past and push those elements farther,” says Marsh.

He continues: “So, rock becomes more rock than we’ve been in the past. If we’ve taken elements of symphonic tones, let’s now be very symphonic. When we’re being electronic, be very electronic. We wanted to emphasize each element of sound harder, like an exaggerated version of Copeland‘s sound. We could be each thing individually by pushing each facet of our art in a more focused way.”

In support of Copeland’s new album, the band previously announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the months of February, March, and April. The impending tour will begin on Feb. 8 at Barracuda in Austin and conclude a little over two months later on April 19 at Union Stage in Washington, D.C.

From Indian Lakes and Many Rooms will hit the road alongside Copeland throughout the full excursion. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

COPELAND’S NORTH AMERICAN 2019 TOUR DATES:

Feb. 8 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Outdoors)
Feb. 9 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
Feb. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell
Feb. 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Feb. 14 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Feb. 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 16 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
Feb. 17 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Feb. 19 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
Feb. 20 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Feb. 21 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
March 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
March 24 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
March 26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 29 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
March 31 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
April 5 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
April 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
April 9 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
April 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
April 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
April 12 – Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room
April 13 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
April 14 – Toronto, ON, @ Lee’s Palace
April 16 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
April 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
April 18 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
April 19 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

Copeland to Hit the Road This Fall with Eisley

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Copeland made their triumphant return to the music world last year in the form of their recently released album, Ixora. Now, the group is making sure that fans don’t forget about them. Earlier today, the Florida-based band announced they will be hitting the road this fall. The tour will being on Nov. 5 at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville and wrap up a month later on Dec. 6 at The Social in Orlando. Joining Copeland on the month-long trek will be “special guests” Eisley and We Are the City.

Along with the tour dates and the acts heading on the road with them, the band has also unveiled that they will be offering two special, VIP packages for the tour. The first package will include a private acoustic show as well as a slew of goodies. The second package will also include the private acoustic show and the slew of goodies as well as the twin vinyl release of Ixora. For those interested, act fast because there’s a 20 person limit for each acoustic show. for more information on the VIP bundles, click here. Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning this Friday, Sept. 11.

Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

COPELAND FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

Nov. 05 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Nov. 06 – Carrborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Nov. 07 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Nov. 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov. 10 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 12 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Nov. 14 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Nov. 15 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov. 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
Nov. 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Woolys
Nov. 20 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Nov. 21 – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
Nov. 22 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Nov. 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Nov. 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Nov. 28 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Nov. 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Xs
Dec. 01 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Dec. 02 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Dec. 03 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Dec. 04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Dec. 05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Dec. 06 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Paramore to Head Out on Intimate “Not Tour” Tour

Good news Paramore fans, the band have just announced they will be heading out on a new tour beginning in April.

Unlike the “MONUMENTOUR” they went on with Fall Out Boy last Summer, this tour is going to be a little different; it’s going to be an intimate event. (Intimate shows seem to be a theme this year.)

In a message to their fans, the band reveal they will close out the “Self-Titled Era” by performing at a different type of venue than they have been doing for the past three years. Instead of big arenas and amphitheaters, they will be visiting smaller capacity venues like theaters.

But they do ask one thing of fans; not to call it a tour. Instead, they will be referring to these dates as “little events” or “celebrations.” Heading out on these little celebrations will be the recently reunited Copeland.

Check out the full itinerary for the celebration dates, or should we now say celebration dates, below as well as the full message from the band.

It feels right to bring the Self-Titled era to a close. We’ve had a very personal and hugely triumphant journey with this one. What wouldn’t feel right is saying goodbye to this time in the band’s career and not celebrating it with our fans in some special way. So we’ve decided to do one last little run with it. Smaller shows, beautiful theaters…and we’re not calling it a tour, by the way. Each night will be a little event, or as we said just a few seconds ago, a celebration. As we acknowledge the past few years (and more) of everything we’ve been through together, we’re also looking forward together at all there is to come.

Another way we want to celebrate our journey thus far, is to bring out a band who helped us in our most humble, playing 500 beats faster than we should, terrible hair, beginning. We might’ve never gained any traction on the road had they not allowed us on their tour almost exactly 10 years ago. So if you’re coming to one of these shows make sure to get there early for Copeland.

Lastly, thank you to anyone and everyone who made this album a milestone in Paramore’s career and in each of our lives. We started this journey 3 years ago, desperate for any sort of future at all! Now we are standing taller, more confident, knowing that we are the ones who write our own future. This means you too.

-Hayley, Jeremy & Taylor

PARAMORE/ COPELAND LITTLE “CELEBRATION” DATES:

04/27 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
04/28 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
05/03 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
05/05 Boston, MA @ Citi Wang Theatre
05/06 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
05/08 Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata
05/09 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
05/11 Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Theatre
05/12 Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
05/14 New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
05/15-16 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival*
05/17 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
05/19 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
05/20 El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
05/22 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
05/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Dolby Theatre
05/25 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

* without Copeland

Stream Copeland’s Comeback Album

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Copeland might have called it a day over six years ago, but when they announced that they would be reuniting and releasing a new album earlier this year, fans of the band we’re beyond stoked for it and now,they can stream the full album a week ahead of its release date.

While other artists are currently complaining about not making millions from Spotify, the Florida band have decided to give fans the treat of hearing their comeback record from the streaming site. Just last week, they had release a song from Ixora, but now, we get the full record.

Check out the full stream below which will be officially available on Nov. 24.

Ixora marks the band’s return to the music world after splitting up in 2008. The new album not only marks their return, it also happens to be their fifth studio album, produced and recorded by singer Aaron Marsh in his own studio in the group’s hometown of Lakeland, FL.

Motion City Soundtrack Announce ‘Commit This to Memory’ Tenth Anniversary Tour

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Fans of Motion City Soundtrack should have known something was brewing when the band’s official Twitter account tweeted out a message that simply read, “Fact. Commit This to Memory will be 10 years old this coming new year (2015).”

If an upcoming tenth anniversary tour was the first thing to come to mind, then you would have been right because the band have now announced plans to hit the road in early 2015 in support of their sophomore album.

The Commit This to Memory tenth anniversary tour will begin on January 17, 2015 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. After visiting majority of the United States, the tour will then wrap up on February 26 at the House of Blues in Chicago.

If the tour news wasn’t enough, the band have also revealed they will be playing Commit This to Memory in full (time to brush up on “Make Out Kids”)

But that’s not all.

In support of the tour, Motion City Soundtrack have enlisted a list of artists as their opening acts including Hit the Lights, Hawthorne Heights, The Early Novembers, Copeland, Team, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett and Vinnie Caruana.

Check out the legend below to see who will be opening on your tour stop.

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK’S COMMIT THIS TO MEMORY TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

1/17/2015 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

1/18/2015 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ¢

1/19/2015 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ¢

1/21/2015 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s $

1/22/2015 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues $

1/23/2015 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall $

1/24/2015 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls ¢

1/26/2015 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore %

1/27/2015 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza %

1/29/2015 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory ^

1/30/2015 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club %

1/31/2015 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom ^

2/2/2015 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore &

2/3/2015 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven) &

2/4/2015 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom +

2/6/2015 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom +

2/7/2015 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East +

2/8/2015 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

2/10/2015 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *

2/11/2015 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *

2/12/2015 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues *

2/13/2015 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

2/14/2015 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *

2/16/2015 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ¶

2/17/2015 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market ¶

2/18/2015 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory ¶

2/20/2105 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ¶

2/21/2015 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ¶

2/22/2015 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater ¶

2/24/2015 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s ¶

2/25/2015 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ¶

2/26/2016 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues ¶

with special guests:

¢ Hit The Lights
$ Hawthorne Heights
% Vinnie Caruana
^ Early November
& Copeland
+ Team*
* Hellogoodbye
¶ William Beckett

Copeland Announce Reunion, New Album Later This Year

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Fans of Copeland have something to be grateful about this April Fools Day; the band have confirmed that they are reuniting.

Considering that today is the one day where you have to be complete skeptical about everything, fans of the group who had done their “farewell tour” back in 2010, were a little confused whether to believe this or not.

Copeland had taken to their official website to reveal that the news was not a prank and was in fact true. To show how true the reunion is, they even revealed that a new album will be coming out late this year even though they are in the final stages of the record being complete. As if a reunion and new album wasn’t enough, they’ve already started sharing some of their new music with a track titled, “Ordinary” which can be heard below.

Read the Copeland’s statement about the good news here:

“Below you’ll find various bundles with music, apparel, and collectibles. ALL of the physical items in the pre-order will be limited-run items (including “SPECIAL EDITION” and “DELUXE IXORA TWIN” CDs). That means when the pre-orders have sold out, they won’t be offered again.

For the first time in our career, we are making a record as an independent band. These pre-orders are essentially funding the project. The encouraging messages and requests for a new album never stopped after our farewell tour in 2010. We are extremely honored by this and hope you love what we create.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Aaron, Bryan, Jonathan, Stephen”

Ixora is the band’s first new album in six years and the first time they have been present on the music scene since that Farewell Tour from 2010 that had been talked about above. So far, no tour dates or additional information has been given, but considering all the good news coming, a tour should not be too far behind.