Pop Co-Op | Four State Solution

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Four State Solution

by Pop Co-Op

Power pop and rock music influenced by Beatles, Rockpile, XTC, Squeeze, Byrds, Beach Boys, Fountains of Wayne, Big Star, Cheap Trick, and Spongetones. Guitar-driven and melodic.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. If Everything Was Easy
3:22 $1.00
2. I Didn't Know
3:37 $1.00
3. Feint of Heart
3:21 $1.00
4. Forgotten Secrets
3:25 $1.00
5. Lila
5:23 $1.00
6. When Wave Was New
3:43 $1.00
7. Malaprop Girl
3:53 $1.00
8. Sensible Flats
3:33 $1.00
9. A Trick of the Light
3:51 $1.00
10. Bad Idea
5:13 $1.00
11. Only Me
2:31 $1.00
12. It Ain't Easy Being a Boy
2:50 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Pop Co-Op’s debut CD came together as a result of Spongetones bassist Steve Stoeckel inviting friends on social media to collaborate in songwriting: Stoeckel threw out titles and music, asked for lyric snippets, assembled the snippets from contributors into full song lyrics, and recorded the song. Along the way, Stoeckel enlisted the guitar talents of Joel Tinnel, who introduced him to Bruce Gordon (aka Mr. Encrypto), who had several CD's to his credit. Gordon subsequently introduced Stacy Carson to the group.

The four had so much fun creating a first song together that they decided to form a band and release an entire album. The effort was truly cooperative: each member wrote, recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed these 12 songs in every combination. "Pop Co-Op" was the obvious band name.

One problem the band encountered was that each member lived in a different state, making in-person collaboration impossible. They overcame this issue by each member using compatible recording software in his own studio and sharing song files over the internet --- hence the title, "Four State Solution".

Pop Co-Op are: Steve Stoeckel (bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals); Bruce Gordon (guitars, keyboards, vocals); Stacy Carson (drums/percussion, guitars, keyboards, vocals); and Joel Tinnel (guitars, vocals).



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