Camp Cope – “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams”


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I don’t know much about Camp Cope. Someone recommended them to me based on the fact that I like Courtney Barnett. What I do know is that they too are Australian and that they have a self-titled album out now. The album itself is slowly growing on me, but one track definitely sticks out amongst the litter: “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams.”

The song itself has a light, 90’s college rock feeling with Peter Hook-ish basslines to it, but the lyrics struck a nerve. Not so much the whole 9/11 conspiracy bullshit, but how they mock a bunch of archaic myths like “women are asking for it” and “it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.” I dig how it takes the piss out of all these old and, frankly, fucking stupid ideas established by the older generations. It’s defiant and empowering in that sense, as any good punk song should be.

You can hear the song below along with another one of theirs I dig, “Lost (Season One). Their debut is available for purchase via Bandcamp HERE. Probably want to keep an eye on these ones.


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