Song of the Day: The Cops – Light It Off

The Cops, Capitol Hill Block Party 7/28/07
photo by David McNeary

Every Friday, we deliver a different song from a local performer as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is Light It Off by The Cops from the 2007 album Free Electricity on The Control Group.

The Cops – Light It Off (MP3)

Seattle’s The Cops have the rare ability of creating catchy punk-rock tunes with teeth-grinding aggression buried in every mix. After picking up Drew Church (bass) and Brandon Bay (guitar/vocal) and scratching much of the past reggae influence, The Cops have done plenty for their sonic palette. Free Electricity is garage-rock for purists, orchestrating drums, bass and three guitars to their gritty ends. While the fortunate amongst you caught them just days ago rocking the Sunset two nights in a row, the rest of you have to wait ’til January 18th when The Cops hit the High Dive. Eugene-area folks have something to look forward to February 6th as The Cops perform along with the Black Lips at WOW hall. Also, according to the band’s website, an event to benefit friends of the band and former employees of the now defunct Crocodile, may be in the works. Stay tuned to said website and the band’s MySpace page for the good word. Meanwhile we’ve got our past Song of the Day feature of The Cops It’s Epidemic as well as this video of the same song, as performed at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival:

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