Manchester Orchestra - Cope LP
2014 album from Manchester Orchestra. 'Cope, to me, means getting by. It means letting go, and being OK with being OK,' says Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull. The Atlanta band found itself at a crossroads as they approached making their fourth studio album - in between labels, uncertain of Manchester Orchestra's future for the first time since Hull started the band almost a decade ago. He was barely finished with high school back then, and now Hull and his band mates were transitioning into the adulthood. They'd learned a bit about letting go themselves. So Manchester Orchestra regrouped. They built a studio with their own hands, and spent month after month work shopping new tunes, writing and demoing together in a room - a process that was completely new for them. The change did them good.