By: Addie Hayes, Editor/Lead Writer, Regional Music Journal
In early January, rock band Copeland announced the release of their album Blushing, which came out on 2/14/19 via Tooth & Nail Records. Copeland continues to mix and use different genres, reflecting several stylistic influences, most notably with their use of electronic and symphonic elements. The album is a reflection of the bands growth as musicians and in particular songwriters. Beginning February 8, 2019, Copeland hit the road with From Indian Lakes and Many Rooms for their winter 2019 tour.
Copeland Performing at The Curtain Club in Dallas, Texas 2/9/19 – Photos Courtesy Adriance Rhoades
Copeland was formed in 2001 by singer and pianist Aaron March and his friend, bassist James Likeness. The duo recruited lead guitarist Bryan Laurenson, rhythm guitarist Thomas Blair and drummer Rusty Fuller and signed a record deal with The Militia Group in 2002, resulting in the band’s 2003 debut album Beneath Medicine Tree. Copeland released two follow-up albums with The Militia Group, In Motion in 2005 and Eat, Sleep, Repeat in 2006, before signing with Tooth & Nail Records and releasing the 2008 album You Are My Sunshine.
In 2008, Copeland decided to call it quits and embarked on a farewell tour. However, they reunited in 2014 and released the album Ixora with Tooth & Nail Records. Their most recent release, Blushing, marks a new chapter for the band and a continuation of their musical journey.
From Indian Lakes Performing at The Curtain Club in Dallas, Texas 2/9/19 – Photos Courtesy Adriance Rhoades
California indie rock band From Indian Lakes are joining Copeland on the road. From Indian Lakes formed in 2009 when vocalist and guitarist Joey Vannucchi started writing and recording songs at a studio in Indian Lakes, California. Vannucchi released his music using Myspace and eventually started performing with friends as From Indian Lakes. The band’s first full length album, The Man With Wooden Legs, was independently released in 2009, followed by Able Bodies in 2012. From Indian Lakes earned a significant following while remaining an independent band.
It wasn’t until 2013 that the band signed to Triple Crown Records and released their third album, Absent Sounds, in 2014. The album entered the Billboard 200 and charted well on independent album charts. The fourth album, Everything Feels Better Now, was released in 2016 via Triple Crown Records. From Indian Lakes has earned praise from fans and critics alike, earning the band one of the top spots on the indie music scene.
Many Rooms Performing at The Curtain Club in Dallas, Texas 2/9/19 – Photos Courtesy Adriance Rhoades
Texas native Brianna Hunt, better known as Many Rooms, has spent the past couple of years working on her debut album. Her dark and haunting style has touched fans and made her and artist to watch. On April 13, 2018, Many Rooms’ debut album, There is a Prescence Here, was released via Other People Records and has created a lot of buzz around the artist.
Copeland, From Indian Lakes and Many Rooms continue their tour through April. Upcoming tour dates include:
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
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