The sound labored after and performed by Anthony Trussell (bass), Jordan Chymczuk (guitar) and Yoán Moreno (drums) is essentially what Copán is. It is difficult to talk about this project in a biographical way because it is missing all the hallmarks of a biography, save for a vague chronology. Copán has no fixed origin or end; it is more of an on-going performance.
In reality, Copán fell out of four or five previous, unrelated projects and a loosely tripartite friendship. It could be said that all three of them started playing together, intentionally, in August of 2011. Previously, Yoán and Anthony had been in a band (Mute Issue, 2006-2009) which went on to reform after a break-up, without Yoán, during 2010-2011, at which point Jordan and Yoán were performing some of Yoán’s writings as Navaja and Jordan was playing frequently in an improvisational band, Enye, as well as writing and releasing his own material.
In August of 2011, Yoán called Anthony to play bass on some of Jordan and Yoán’s new collaborative writings. The three of them began to play together that month and quickly discarded the material that was pre-written after jamming out material that we felt was superior––which all three of us co-wrote.
And so the picture of Copán’s formation does not get any clearer than that. They had put out (but shortly after retracted) a three-track live recording––“Blue Heroin,” named after Yoán’s 8-track recorder “BLUHRN8TRK”––which dated itself for a variety of reasons. Their first show as Copán was the tenth of February, 2012, on the back patio at Churchill’s during the International Noise Conference.
The “Hookers” EP was released as a time-biding bridge to their first record, which is scheduled to be recorded by January 2013.