Song of the Day: The Cops – Light It Off

thecops2.jpg
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:

This entry was posted in KEXP, Song of the Day Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories