Gnar Tapes is beyond thrilled to introduce to the world a new Portland duo for the new year! Love Cop are two stoner romantics, Duffy Rongiiland and Phil Salina, transplanted from New York City some years ago that have been good friends of Gnar for a while now. We knew they were working on a “new project” but had no idea that something of this pop caliber would come so soon. Love Cop’s LOVE/COP is truly on par with any of the best lo-fi cassettes we’ve issued but totally its own dream. What really strikes you is the feeling and personality that gushes from this exceptional piece of music. Blending classic pop motifs with gothy gazed-out atmospherics and 50’s teen dreaminess; lovely dark magic. This is the real deal! Love Cop’s excellent debut tape is currently available at gnartapes.com, and a release show is scheduled for this Friday, January 11th at The Crayon Coffin with fellow Gnar Stars The Memories and Jerry Rogers, as well as Jollapin Jasper.
Gnar TV has also released a racy, NSFW, new BDSM-themed music video for Love Cop’s single ‘Margot With An X’, which features Unkle Funkle being dominated by three sexy ladies in undies. Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omk4Wgl_afU
“Love/Cop” by Love Cop
Phil Salina, Duffy Rongiiland