COP International Records
Announces New Compilation Album
Broken Hearts & Robot Parts II
Out July 2, Celebrating Label Artists & Larger Music Community
Featuring Contributions From Stoneburner, Joy Thieves,
I Ya Toyah, Silverwalks & Sick Jokes
Album Release Party Planned For Friday, July 2
At 7 PM ET On Facebook HERE
COP International Records is pleased to announce the second edition of its regular album compilation series. Broken Hearts & Robot Parts II will be released Friday July 2 and feature contributions from label artists Stoneburner and Sick Jokes alongside tracks from friends Joy Thieves, I Ya Toyah and Silverwalks. COP artists Stabbing Westward and Black Needle Noise also contribute remixes.
The record will be celebrated the same day with an album release party set on Facebook starting at 7 pm ET featuring a Q&A with all the artists. Join the event HERE.
The Broken Hearts & Robot Parts II tracklisting includes:
1.Stoneburner “Sellout ‘ [Stabbing Westward Mix]
2.Joy Thieves (Psychic Dissent Mix by Black Needle Noise) 05:05
3.I Ya Toyah “Death’s Kiss” 03:47 incl. video
4.Silverwalks “Lantern” 06:11
5.Sick Jokes “Pop Goes The Vessel” 03:42 incl. video
The album can be purchased on Bandcamp starting Friday July 2 HERE.
“Unlike most label compilations that are fairly hefty volumes, we are going for a concept that opts for a much smaller selection of artists. This allows for a larger spotlight on the selected few and gives us the opportunity to quickly build the series out. Our scene is bursting with creativity and talent and we are honored to present our latest selection to you with snapshots of a vibrant community,” says COP International Records founder Christian Petke.
About COP International
The year 2021 marks COP International’s 30th anniversary with ambitious plans for its expanding roster of artists, already including Stabbing Westward and Azam Ali, as well as Chiasm, Deathline International, Jean Marc-Lederman, Johnny Tupolev, LUNA 13, Sick Jokes, and Suicide Queen. The label reached a turning point in 2019, teaming up with legendary producer John Fryer to form a production company under the COP International umbrella. Fryer is producing and engineering the majority of the forthcoming COP catalog and also working as A&R in helping to select appropriate acts. “The level of craftsmanship, artistic talent and meticulous attention to detail is what sets John’s work a world apart,” says COP International founder Christian Petke. “When we first started talking, I brought up John’s relationship with 4AD where he was the principal engineer and producer. This is exactly what we have in mind for this collaboration. Our philosophy is quite simple: Find exceptional talent, don’t limit ourselves or the artists, and build a tribe based on the excellence of the releases. We have signed a couple bands that have major chart potential based on previous entries, and we are very excited about our projects for this year. Another thing that is rather important to us is a certain level of closeness and mutual appreciation we have as label and artist. It is our responsibility to provide a nurturing environment that allows the artist to focus on their craft. We support and shield them and provide the business machinery that will develop their full potential.”