There was no special evolution to ChicagoÕs Coping. Eager to kick seasonal depression, the four shamefully adolescent adults wrote some songs beginning in April of 2010 and played their first show on May 7.
The bandÕs six-song debut, Lawndale, was modestly released on cassette, with a sound directly resulting from hostile band practices due to frustrating time changes, over-indulgent guitar lines, ever-devolving lyrical structure and a total lack of enthusiasm on behalf of all parties. Reflecting on better days, pessimistic futures and current satisfactions, Coping present their version of punk-rock.
The band exists solely upon the foundation of solid friends who have booked shows, transported their gear, recorded them and released their music. Words donÕt do justice when it comes to describing the gratification from the constant support of these people, bands and anyone else along the way. Coping has never had the slightest clue as to what theyÕre doing and think itÕs best they maintain a poor sense of direction.