The Militia Group To Release Copeland's "Dressed Up And In Line"

posted November 20, 2007

The Militia Group To Release Copeland's "Dressed Up And In Line"On Tuesday, November 20, The Militia Group will release Dressed Up & In Line, a collection of rare and previously unreleased material from Florida indie darlings, Copeland.

After a year filled with uncertainty and change for Copeland, it seemed an ideal time to pause for reflection. A retrospective of the band’s stellar seven-year history (2000 – 2007), this 14-song gem is loaded with music that all fans will consider must-haves while serving as the perfect introduction for newbies.

Founding member Aaron Marsh says of Dressed Up & In Line: “This is not a comprehensive collection. There are far too many acoustic recordings, demos and live bootlegs to include. Instead this is a collection of the essential non-album tracks from over the years. While some of these recordings make us a bit red-faced as all artists get when they listen to their old material, each of these songs has a bit of nostalgia, an interesting story, or marks a milestone in our career. The opportunity to prepare this collection has been a trip down memory lane for us.”

Yet far from a simple rehashing of familiar material, each song on Dressed Up & In Line has been reworked, whether that means a new guitar lick or new vocal harmony or a totally remixed track. But fear not because that classic Copeland signature sound still remains intact.

The collection also includes covers of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” – as well as some of the first songs the band ever laid down in “That Awful Memory of Yours,” “May I Have This Dance” and “Second Star To The Left, Go 'Til Dawn.”

For a limited time head over to the band's MySpace to stream Copeland's 'Dressed Up & In Line' in its entirety.

Dressed Up & In Line Track Listing:
1. You Love To Sing (Slow Version)
2. Thanks To You
3. Sleep (Premix)
4. Chin Up (Demo)
5. Careful Now (Acoustic Version)
6. Black Hole Sun
7. No One Really Wins (Acoustic Version)
8. Interlude
9. Every Breath You Take
10. May I Have This Dance
11. That Awful Memory Of Yours
12. Second Star To The Left, Go 'Til Dawn
13. Brightest (Acoustic Version)
14. When Paula Sparks (Alternate Recording)