Copeland You Are My Sunshine on 2LP
Copeland formed in Lakeland, FL in 2001. The band's first album, Beneath Medicine Tree, came out in 2003 on indie label The Militia Group. The layered melodies, combined with frontman Aaron Marsh's thoughtful, emotive croon, immediately engaged music fans, offering a nuanced take on the emo music of the early ‘00s.
Copeland returned in 2005 with In Motion which fully captured how much the bad had grown, both lyrically and melodically in the wake of their debut while third outing, 2006's Eat, Sleep, Repeat, was a different kind of indie pop album altogether, one that's over-the-top in its melodic directness, yet retained its DIY craftsmanship.
2008's You Are My Sunshine marked Copeland's fourth full-length album and final album before a six year hiatus. Delicately crafted by the production wonder team of Aaron Sprinkle, Marsh and mixer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket), the 11-track offering is chock full of lush soundscapes, driving guitars and brilliant lyrics. Copeland has never been more prolific, heartfelt, or sonically dynamic than they were here. Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker.