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Copeland formed in Lakeland, Florida in 2001. The band's first album, Beneath Medicine Tree, came out in 2003 on indie label The Militia Group. Virtuosic vocals from frontman Aaron Marsh, at times pay homage to tenor legend Jeff Buckley with belting confidence, or gleam with elegance and passion in the vein of Coldplay's Chris Martin. '
The songwriting is splendid, blending pop sensible melodies, lush harmonies, and moody lyrics with ambient guitar leads and clever arrangements encasing everything that is beautiful. The record's layered melodies, combined with Marsh's thoughtful, emotive croon, immediately engaged music fans, offering a nuanced take on the emo music of the early ‘00s.
After touring non-stop with the likes of Switchfoot, Further Seems Forever and Sparta, Copeland returned tighter than ever in 2005 with In Motion which fully captured how much the bad had grown, both lyrically and melodically. Marsh exclaimed that, "With Beneath Medicine Tree, I wanted to make a record that moves people, while with In Motion, I wanted to make a record that makes people move." Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker