by J.D. Reager
This week, local modern/jam-rock scene veterans Copper Possum self-released their highly-anticipated debut CD, Coordinates.
The record, which was recorded in town at Young Avenue Sound by acclaimed local musician/producer Jacob Church, finds the band peppering in elements of funk, jazz and psychedelia into their well-seasoned rock groove, and should please both longtime fans that have been following the band since its formation in 2001 and new fans alike.
"It was an amazing experience (making the record)," says Copper Possum drummer/vocalist Graham Winchester. "It was surreal recording the songs, because we have had some of them since 10th grade or so, but some of them we wrote quite recently. That’s part of how we came to the name Coordinates - it appropriately refers to all the different places, times, and people that have made this first record possible. The album is a celebration of the coming together of all these different elements to create one body of work."
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the band working up material in their rehearsal space: