alexwrekk:

The kickstarter launched! Brace yourself! I’ll be posting this at least once a day.

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Interior illustration for the Copyscams 10” record.  The brief was ‘draw band members thinking of themselves as cats’.
"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine! Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium. The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend. Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour. Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again. What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”
- from the Portland Button Works website where you can bloody BUY ONE!
Listen here

stevelarder:

Interior illustration for the Copyscams 10” record.  The brief was ‘draw band members thinking of themselves as cats’.

"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”

- from the Portland Button Works website where you can bloody BUY ONE!

Listen here

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alexwrekk:

Copy scams pre-orders going out today! #zines #zinepunk #copy_scams #copyscams #copyAndDestroy

alexwrekk:

Copy scams pre-orders going out today! #zines #zinepunk #copy_scams #copyscams #copyAndDestroy

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alexwrekk:

Listen to all of Copy & Destroy by the Copy Scams

I got too excited as I was working on the zine that goes with the 10” record so I thought I would share the whole album filled with all the songs about zines! (minus the bonus live tracks)

If you like it, we’d love it if you pre-ordered the 10” record that comes with a zines AND a digital download code. We’d also like to know what you thought of this weird little project!

You can pre-order it on Etsy or On the Portland Button Works site.

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erasenashandthespecificgaylovin:

Awesome patches I bought on etsy.
Divine patch from SweetBlackMagic’s shop.
Cannabis Corpse patch from BADTASTECLUB’s shop.
Princess Bubblegum patch from RealMunster’s shop.
Copy Scams patch (and pin, sticker, cassette and mini zine) from PortlandButtonWork’s shop.

erasenashandthespecificgaylovin:

Awesome patches I bought on etsy.

Divine patch from SweetBlackMagic’s shop.

Cannabis Corpse patch from BADTASTECLUB’s shop.

Princess Bubblegum patch from RealMunster’s shop.

Copy Scams patch (and pin, sticker, cassette and mini zine) from PortlandButtonWork’s shop.

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alexwrekk:

lazinefest:

alexwrekk:

Here are 2 out of 7 new recordings (plus 7 more live tracks!) off the new 10” Listen to: Copy & Destroy by the Copy Scams

PRE-ORDER

pre-order for The Copy Scams - Copy & destroy 10” vinyl record, zine, and digital download code

This 10” record has 7 pop-punk songs about zines,  a zine filled with lyrics, stories, lists, and more. Plus, a download code to get the album digitally that includes Copy Scam Live At Leeds (Zine Fest).

1. Intro

2. Stuff and Things

3. One One One One

4. 24 Hour Zine Challenge

5. Hate To Go

6. Up For Trades

7. Copy & Destroy

"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”

lead vocals : Alex
drums & back-up vocals : Paul
bass : Marc
lead guitar : Steve
rhythm guitar : Giz

recorded & mixed by Boulty in October 2012 @ Stuck on a Name Studios in Nottingham, England.

10” out on Lunchroom Records (USA) & Bus Stop Press (France)

order the record from Portland Button Works (USA) : http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com

or

Portland Button Works Etsy

or Bus Stop Press : http://busstoppress.weebly.com/

If you listened to the episode of Razorcake podcast Simon, Rhea and I did, you’ve heard the Copy Scams jam “Intro” before! If you like zines & punk, this album is totally for you!

Thanks for the reblog! You guys rule! I’m stoked that you used our song on the Razorcake podcast.

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alexwrekk:


PRE-ORDER
The Copy Scams - Copy & destroy 10” vinyl record, zine, and digital download code
This 10” record has 7 pop-punk songs about zines,  a zine filled with lyrics, stories, lists, and more. Plus, a download code to get the album digitally that includes Copy Scams Live At Leeds (Zine Fest).
1. Intro
2. Stuff and Things
3. One One One One
4. 24 Hour Zine Challenge
5. Hate To Go
6. Up For Trades
7. Copy & Destroy
"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine! Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium. The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend. Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour. Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again. What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”
lead vocals : Alex drums & back-up vocals : Paul bass : Marc lead guitar : Steve rythm guitar : Giz
recorded & mixed by Boulty in October 2012 @ Stuck on a Name Studios in Nottingham, England.
10” out on Lunchroom Records (USA) & Bus Stop Press (France)
order the record from Portland Button Works (USA) : http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com
or
Portland Button Works Etsy shop
or Bus Stop Press : http://busstoppress.weebly.com/

alexwrekk:

PRE-ORDER

The Copy Scams - Copy & destroy 10” vinyl record, zine, and digital download code

This 10” record has 7 pop-punk songs about zines,  a zine filled with lyrics, stories, lists, and more. Plus, a download code to get the album digitally that includes Copy Scams Live At Leeds (Zine Fest).

1. Intro

2. Stuff and Things

3. One One One One

4. 24 Hour Zine Challenge

5. Hate To Go

6. Up For Trades

7. Copy & Destroy

"The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
The decided to be a zine themed bank and In those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
What you have here is 7 fun pop-punk songs about zines by folks who make and love zines.”

lead vocals : Alex
drums & back-up vocals : Paul
bass : Marc
lead guitar : Steve
rythm guitar : Giz

recorded & mixed by Boulty in October 2012 @ Stuck on a Name Studios in Nottingham, England.

10” out on Lunchroom Records (USA) & Bus Stop Press (France)

order the record from Portland Button Works (USA) : http://www.portlandbuttonworks.com

or

Portland Button Works Etsy shop

or Bus Stop Press : http://busstoppress.weebly.com/

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alexwrekk:

Fun review of the Copy Scams!

alexwrekk:

Fun review of the Copy Scams!

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alexwrekk:

First there was a story about Nazi Raccoons. Then a story about ferrets. That’s some quality journalism!

alexwrekk:

First there was a story about Nazi Raccoons. Then a story about ferrets. That’s some quality journalism!

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alexwrekk:

This seemed really funny to me in London at the time

alexwrekk:

This seemed really funny to me in London at the time

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alexwrekk:

How I always like to imagine Giz, with a pint.

alexwrekk:

How I always like to imagine Giz, with a pint.

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alexwrekk:

Tukru reading a sad story about Amber not being allowed into the UK.

alexwrekk:

Tukru reading a sad story about Amber not being allowed into the UK.

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alexwrekk:

Paul reading the Qur’an at the SE London zine fest. He reads lots of religious texts. There’s a book of Mormon on his night stand and about half a dozen different bibles in this house.

alexwrekk:

Paul reading the Qur’an at the SE London zine fest. He reads lots of religious texts. There’s a book of Mormon on his night stand and about half a dozen different bibles in this house.

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