New Album Drug for the Modern Age Out Now
Catch Kopecky On Tour Now
Following the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Drug for the Modern Age(ATO Records), Kopecky gives a glimpse into their emotional and energetic performances with a new live music video for their second single, “ Talk to Me.” Be sure to watch the video via PopMatters and share the visuals via YouTube. Kopecky will be continuing their nationwide tour this summer and fall.
Kopecky’s new record, Drug for the Modern Age, takes the many shake-ups the band’s endured over the past few years and turns them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that’s intensely emotional and strangely exhilarating. The album is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Kopecky’s official store.
Formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band, the Nashville based group has had their music appear on a variety of hit television series including Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, and MTV’s Awkward to name a few. They’ve also toured all over the world and have played at some of the largest music festivals including Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, SXSW, and Lollapalooza.
Their newest release, Drug for the Modern Age, explores such life-altering events as the sudden loss of a loved one, divorce, and struggles with addiction, along with more joyful happenings like new love and marriage. “The album was written in this weird time of so much pain but also happiness, and that really informed the writing and recording,” says vocalist/guitarist Gabe Simon, who co-founded the group with vocalist/keyboardist Kelsey Kopecky in 2007. “Our goal was to talk about all these very serious things we were dealing with, but in a way that felt nothing like wallowing and more like standing triumphantly, or even dancing our way through it.”
In achieving that dynamic, Kopecky (whose lineup also includes guitarist Steven Holmes, bassist Corey Oxendine, cellist Markus Midkiff, and drummer David Krohn) offer moments of symphonic grandeur alongside edgy, electronic-leaning innovation. Meanwhile, their daringly intimate lyrics both unsettle and engage, asking questions and encouraging reflection on the part of the listener.
Drug for the Modern Age serves up its share of intricately layered love songs as well, revealing Kopecky’s endless grace in merging sweetness and melancholy. With the band forever bound by their shared passion for purposeful songwriting, all that revelation and sometimes-painful truth-telling ultimately fulfills something central to Kopecky’s mission: a deeper and stronger connection with each person listening.
7/17 at WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays in Lexington, KY
7/18 at Bling Pig in Ann Arbor, MI
7/22 at High Fround, Showcase Room in South Burlington, VT
7/25 at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA
7/26 at XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ
7/31 at Avondale Brewing Company for Land Aid in Birmingham, AL
8/8 at Chateau Morrisette Festival in Floyd, VA
9/10 at Live on the Green in Nashville, TN
9/12 at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC
9/13 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC
9/15 at The Pour House in Charleston, SC
9/16 at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA
9/17 at New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC
9/18 at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN
10/4 at Vega in Lincoln, NE
10/7 at Lost Lake in Denver, CO
10/9 at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
10/10 at Hawthorne Theatre’s Lounge in Portland, OR
10/11 at Sunset Tavern in Seattle, WA