The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral house and tricked housemates Alex, Paul and Marc to form a band in three weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
They decided to be a zine themed bank and in those three weeks they wrote 4 songs about zines, practiced, made a lo-fi recording, then played a show to end the Portland Zine Symposium weekend.
Giz missed the show because he had to fly back to France so he convinced them they needed him as a second guitarist and that they needed to do a UK tour.
Steve wrote more riffs and 3 more songs were written with the help of the internet. In the autumn of 2012 Alex, Paul, and Marc flew over to the UK from the US and Giz came over from France where they sorted out the new songs and recorded them and re-recorded the old ones then played a couple shows before going their separate ways again.
lead vocals : Alex
drums & back-up vocals : Paul
bass : Marc
lead guitar : Steve
rythm guitar : Giz
We put out a 7 song 10″ record
The Copy Scams – Copy & destroy 10″ vinyl record, zine, and digital download code. available here in the US, here in the UK, here in France. You can listen free online, but you don’t get the cool zine and other stuff that come with the vinyl.