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)

Oh Philly how we do love thee…

What a beautiful thrilling evening we had at L’Etage on Sunday nite in le’ ol’ Philly. This Way to the Egress were particularly entertaining with their gad-about gyspy songs and tales and theatrics. Awesome to see Taylor equally rocking it out on cello, accordion, guitar and voice. Impressive. Rio was entrancing with them, especially on a puppeteer/marionette act with Sarah–that was very entertaining and I totally didn’t see that coming.

Sidetracked were hilarious. I got to hear them rehearse and warm up their lines in the green room, and couldn’t stop laughing, while I applied spirit gum to my face to apply my lace mask. Needless to say, Kimberlie (of Sidetracked) goes to all gigs equipped with spirit gum–and it usually is generously used by burlesque dancers who arrive with pasties but no glue with which to affix them. Sidenote… and unimportant in this case. But regardless, that mysterious mask that Hannah was wearing, was indeed affixed with pastie glue. Anyway… moving on…

We LOVE Rio. Let’s just interject that here. She is a dynamic and lovely performer, and has boundless amounts of energy–and her goal for every evening is to get the crowd dancing. Well, we certainly had that at the end. We managed to get everyone to push back the chairs and embark on a dance fest as only fans can do to Amulet–the drummer from This Way to the Egress did some very fancy moves, lots of great dancers who were getting down with our most upbeat song of the set. Fun! Philly, we love you, and we’ll definitely be back… after we catch up on our beauty sleeeeeep…. <3


And so the process begins again. Or rather it is a continuous process, the writing and curating and developing of new music. My phone is actually a great tool for capturing melodies that come to me out of the blue. Sometimes accompanied by gusts of wind and other extraneous noise, which I guess only adds to the ambiance and place-setting to trip my memory back to that time/place of the melody emergence. Excited to write some really energetic dance-compelling music. I tend towards the more melancholy and down-tempo, but I can set that aside, I think. Yes, yes, I can. We can. Looking forward to sharing new music with you…

On the Up…

Yes, that’s right. On the up. We emerged from 2010 with a new album in hand “Into the Shadow Garden“, and performed our hearts out in NYC, Boston, Northampton, and Providence. We received a bit of NPR radio love in a few choice cities: NYC, Minneapolis, Boston. Also, just got word that Ceútara from the album is being featured on Continental Airlines world music radio station in-flight… Tempting, I do want to fly continental just to experience that. We’re visiting more cities this year. Our goal for 2011 is to hit the road as much as possible. Not literally. Silly. Anyway, looking forward to bringing you more exciting music, stories, musings, secret whisperings and passwords, and oh so many more lovely things.