Copal + Ashia and the Bison Rouge on TOUR!

We just finished a killer studio session at Seaside Lounge recording some new tracks. We turned up the heat, the viscosity, the loquacious strings to 11, the gritty, the down and dirty rhythms, and pulled a few new instruments out of the closet. New tracks out later this fall.

Stay tuned for that.

Also, we’re on tour next month with Ashia & the Bison Rouge (Ashia is the darling of Vagabond Opera and also a former Cirque du Soleil performer) bringing her mix of Eastern European Chamber Pop all the way from Portland, OR.  There will be a few more shows tucked in there, but for reasons we can’t reveal, remain unannounced. Stay updated by keeping tabs on our tour calendar.

Copal is writing new music…

Yes, that’s right. We’re taking advantage of the hot summer months to explore new sonic territory, expand our creative horizons, and delve in deep on the writing front. And spend some time out of NYC… we’re all traveling a bunch too. Isabel is escaping the heat to dive into midwest and west coast waters, Hannah’s spending some time in breathtaking Iceland for a fresh air break, Lorenzo is headed down south for some western flair, Rob is teaching at a rock camp, Tripp might be traipsing about with multi-percussion in various city fronts–to be very cryptic and unspecific… In between all that, we’re buckling down the hatch and writing like mad (recording too!) Hence, we’re taking a slower pace on the performance front. We’re looking forward to sharing our new creations with you in the near future! (Shall we say Sat. August 20th with Fishtank Ensemble at Drom?!)

Darkwave Friday Night with Copal + Black Tape for a Blue Girl

For the best Friday night on the town ever, get your American darkwave, ethereal ambient and neo-classical experience with Black Tape for a Blue Girl, progenitors of the ethereal “darkwave” sound in the 90′s, and staking out new territory with their 10th studio album “10 Neurotics” featuring Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls, with more of a rock/dark cabaret sound. Expect sassy breaks and class with Copal, an orchestral world-steampunk band described as “artistically beautiful yet darkly tantalizing” (Maximum Ink). Jaggery, a Boston-based art-rock collective weaves harp, viola, piano, contrabass, and drum kit into a universe of its own, lead by Mali Sastri with one of the most beautiful voices in modern music. Closing the night is Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, Boston’s 2010 Live Artist of the Year nominee, and Deli Magazine’s pick as Best Indie band of 2010, this band is “wildly unusual and diverse in material and presentation” (Boston Survival Guide).

Friday, June 3 @ Littlefield (Gowanus, Brooklyn); 622 Degraw Street, btw. 3rd and 4th ave [near Atlantic Terminal] doors 8p, show 9p

advance tix:
$10/adv, $12/day of

click here for directions to Littlefield.

Jaggery 9p
Copal 10p
Black Tape for a Blue Girl 11p
Walter Sickert + the Army of Broken Toys 12a

Copal goes to the Steampunk World’s Fair 2011…

Have you been to a Steampunk event? How about a Steampunk *FESTIVAL*?

On May 20th-22nd in Somerset, New Jersey, you’ll find more performers and shows than ANYWHERE in the Steampunk world… All in a friendly, welcoming festival atmosphere! Copal is part of this 3-day event featuring live entertainment, sideshows, inventions, mustachioed dandies, dances, formal balls, cabarets, competitions, contests, discussions, duels, Queen Victoria herself, and much more! Some of our favorite bands will be there: Not Waving But Drowning, Bury Me Standing, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Murder By Death, Jason Webley…

Copal is performing the following shows (with special guest percussionist Liron Peled):

Saturday, May 21:

11a: Courtyard Stage (feat. Rio)

12:30p Main Stage (feat. Rio)

8p Courtyard Stage (feat. Irina Akulenko)

Sunday, May 22:

12:30p Courtyard Stage (feat. Rio)

Check it out!

May 20th-22nd
Crowne Plaza Hotel
110 Davidson Ave.
Somerset, NJ

[::Steamcrunk Party::] Copal + Not Waving But Drowning + Joro Boro

This Thursday, May 12th @ Drom, 85 Ave A, Lower East Side, NYC…

Expect sassy breaks and steampunk class with Copal, an orchestral world-steampunk band described as “artistically beautiful yet darkly tantalizing” (Maximum Ink), and Not Waving But Drowning, joyful gypsy cabaret described as a “rollicking steampunk hoedown” (New York Magazine), as well as glitch-folk and post-national bass with DJ Joro Boro. Beautiful tribal dancers Irina Akulenko, Rio, and Darlinda Just Darlinda add fierce glamour to the stage.

Get advance tix here.

$10/adv, $12/door and day of show

doors: 10p

More details: FB event.

Copal LIVE on WFMU radio + win tix

This Saturday, May 7th we’re performing LIVE on from 6-7:30p EST. Tune in to catch a full live Copal set on the radio + interview, and a chance to win tickets to our NYC Drom show next Thursday!! For those not in NYC, we’re also giving away copies of our latest album Into the Shadow Garden.

Here’s the details:
Go to at 6p EST on Sat. May 7th and click on the live audio stream link at the top that best suits your needs. This downloads a file that will then open in iTunes for you to listen to WFMU via the Internet.

Or… for those in the NYC-area, listen on 91.1FM in NYC and northern NJ. The station also broadcasts on 90.1FM in the lower Hudson Valley.

Tune in to the show for details on how to win tickets to our NYC Drom show, or win a copy of Copal’s new album.

Delhi 2 Dublin + Copal rocked the Middle East Up!

Wednesday’s show at the Middle East Up was off the chain. Seriously. Such amazing energy and vibrance. Packed house. Awesome energy. We could have gone on for hours at that rate. DELHI 2 DUBLIN, Copal, Vadalna, Brian Carpenter & the Confessions. A night to remember. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and partake! We LOVE Delhi 2 Dublin!!! Let’s bring them back to Boston soon..

Delhi 2 Dublin + Copal are coming to Boston!

Delhi 2 Dublin, international touring act, returns to Boston on WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2011 at Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA. As Hour Magazine so aptly stated, “Delhi 2 Dublin is the United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”. They’ve created their own niche at the intersection of gritty hip hop and electronic beats, traditional Indian influences and that raw Celtic sound that packs a punch – all of which make you want to get up and dance. (Evolving Music)

Also on the bill: Copal, NYC-based evocative orchestral experience brings a touch of vintage class to strings that rock, featuring tribal dancing fierceness from Vadalna Tribal Dance Co; and Brian Carpenter (founder of Beat Circus and Ghost Train Orchestra), Boston’s own carries the alternative vibe with his new project The Confessions in the show! Expect to see violins in every act.

Wednesday, May 4
Delhi 2 Dublin + Copal feat. Vadalna + Brian Carpenter & The Confessions

@Middle East Upstairs
472 Mass Ave; Cambridge, MA 02139
7:45p doors | 8p-12a
18+ | $8/adv, $12/door

Advance tix:
(also purchase advance tix at the Middle East Club’s box office, no fees)