Bad Cop: Harvest the Beast CD Review // CMJ Show on Oct. 23rd ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bad Cop: Harvest the Beast CD Review // CMJ Show on Oct. 23rd

Nashville garage rock band Bad Cop released their debut CD Harvest the Beast (ROIR) earlier this week and the band is currently in the middle of a Sept. - Oct. tour. The tour stops at Don Pedros in Brooklyn on Sept. 25th and the band comes back through on Oct. 25th for The Deli Magazine CMJ Showcase at Spike Hill.

Bad Cop plays balls-out rock and they blast through ten tracks of exuberant fuzzed-out, psychedelic garage punk in just shy of thirty minutes on their debut disc. The short running time of the disc isn't a negative as it leaves no room for filler and each of the songs is bursting at the edges. The band's page on ROIR says "Bad Cop comes at you like a drunken frat boy who won’t take no for an answer". Between vocalist Adam Anyone's snarling, spat out lyrics, guitarist Alex Hartness' guitar lines which range from fuzzed-out reverb to soaring clean leads and Kharl Merley's pounding drums, Harvest the Beast has the raw, sonic intensity of the early Stooges discs. This isn't the sort of disc that you put on as background music as the music sucks you in and demands your attention.

Bad Cop Tour Dates:
Sep. 25, 2010 -- Don Pedros, Brooklyn, NY
Sep. 26, 2010 -- The Space, Hamden, CT
Oct. 01, 2010 -- The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 08, 2010 -- The Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 09, 2010 -- Tin Roof, Charleston, SC
Oct. 14, 2010 -- The Whistler, Chicago, IL
Oct. 15, 2010 -- Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA (All ages show)
Oct. 16, 2010 -- Plaines Project, Chicago, IL
Oct. 23, 2010 -- CMJ Music Marathon -- The Deli Magazine Showcase @ Spike Hill, Brooklyn, NY

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