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  • Kopek to Release New Single "Love is Dead" on June 6th

    Tue, 10 May 2011 16:24:02

    Kopek to Release New Single "Love is Dead" on June 6th - Band remains on the road

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    Irish trio Kopek, one of ARTISTdirect.com's new favorite bands, will release their new single, "Love is Dead" on June 6th. It is the second single from White Collar Lies. The lead track, "Cocaine Chest Pains," was a Top 25 hit on the Active Rock chart, and achieved Top 30 at Mainstream Rock. In an age where a majority of the songs on radio are faceless, "Love is Dead," is instantly memorable. It offers a chronicle of and is an earnest homage to their fallen heroes, citing many of the immortal icons from the annals of popular music by name, acknowledging the influence they have had on Daniel Jordan (guitar/vocals), Shane Cooney (drums) and Brad Kinsella (bass.)

    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Robert Johnson, Frank Sinatra and Kurt Cobain are just a few inspirational legends Kopek pay tribute to in "Love Is Dead."

    Bassist Kinsella said, "Song writing is a big deal for Kopek. Being a three-piece songwriting unit / workshop, we know how hard it is to get one good song, never mind a whole life span of creating great songs and great music. All of the names in 'Love is Dead' lived it. They weren't frauds. They were the real deal." Singer and guitarist Jordan adds, "All modern songs seem to be love songs. I remember asking the question 'What if you are single??' You would actually have little to no music relevant to your life, a life without a soundtrack. Not now, 'Love Is Dead.' An anti-love song." The band's intent in offering an alternative to sappy love songs is transparent. Drummer Cooney said, "In today's world, some people lose their job, break up with their partner and get evicted from their apartment all in the same day. When they turn on the radio all they hear is Taylor Swift singing about some boyfriend, not anymore. There's now finally an audio aggression outlet, it's called 'Love is Dead.'" Amen, brothers!

    Upcoming Kopek tour dates are below, with more on the way.

    5/10 EVANSVILLE, IL THE CENTRE
    5/12 LA CROSSE, WI LACROSSE CENTRE ARENA
    5/13 FORT WAYNE, IN PIERRE'S
    5/14 DAYTON, OH (HEADLINE) MCGUFFY'S HOUSE OF ROCK
    5/16 FLINT, MI MACHINE SHOP
    5/17 AMHERST, NY FYE ACOUSTIC IN-STORE 1225 NIAGARA FALL BLVD
    5/17 NIAGARA FALLS, NY RAPIDS THEATER
    5/19 HAMPTON BEACH, NH HAMPTON BEACH CASINO
    5/20 PROVIDENCE, RI LUPO'S
    5/22 TRAVERSE CITY, MI GROUND ZERO 5/24 BISMARCK, ND BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER
    5/27 COLUMBUS, OH (HEADLINE) AL ROSA VILLA
    5/28 SYRACUSE, NY THE GREAT NY STATE FAIR

    Have you checked out Kopek yet? If not, what the hell are you waiting for?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    05.10.11




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