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Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Don Giovanni
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
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4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Copper Press
Copper Press #6
Weatherbeaten and Bound

Rating: 8/10 ?


August 8, 2002
I think I've been pimping Copper Press since the first issue, the one which prompted me to pick up a subscription to the then- quarterly magazine. While the frequency of publication has changed (going to six issues per year) the size (a nice square eight inches) and quality (superb) have not, which makes Copper Press a continual favorite.

Issue six again finds the page count increasing, this time around running a solid 150 plus, and that is without the usual music reviews which were omitted this time around. While Steve Brydges' way with the pen often gave the usual dry review (such as this one, eh) an eloquence unfathomable in rags like Punk Planet, I can't say that I really miss them all that much. Copper Press' strong point has always been, and continues to be, its dedication to literary journalism (actually writing an article rather than simply reprinting a Q & A) and unique, smooth design. The print quality and eye for detail is the dominating factor in Copper Press being held in a universally high regard.

Issue six covers a number of subjects, most of them falling into the usual snow/skate/rock in a variety of formats and lengths, literally providing something for just about everyone. There are articles on musically heavy hitters such as Death Cab For Cutie, the Dismemberment Plan, Starflyer 59, and GYBE!, as well as the usual coverage of under-covered and/or under-appreciated acts like Juno, Swell, Analogue II, The For Carnation and Abiline. For those of us who have lives outside of the stereo there are features on snowboarder Line Oestvold, photography by Andy Mueller and Christian Lichtenberg, and more. There is also an interview with aspiring snowboarder/entrepreneur Jason Brown which is worth a read just for the reassurance that there are some REAL morons out there. (Brown brags about making "a doctor's salary" at Burton, then goes on to say that they weren't paying him enough. The guy's a fucking snowboarder!). The only thing that sucks about Copper Press is that, although the index lists page numbers, the pages aren't numbered, which can make looking for a specific article a momentary pain in the ass.

All in all, another issue of Copper Press that is well done and, as always, leaves me waiting for the next issue.

Reviewed by Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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