In advance of his band’s Saturday concert in Fort Lauderdale, Aaron Marsh of Lakeland’s Copeland explains why the band reunited to record a new CD six years after breaking up: Fans asked for it. 

“I would see people on Twitter and Facebook kind of lamenting about Copeland breaking up, but I had no idea how many people were out there really wanting [a reunion],” Marsh told NewTimes of Broward and Palm Beach.

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After performing in Orlando in November to celebrate the release of the album Ixora, Copeland is on the road again, having played in Charlotte on Monday and Atlanta on Tuesday.

Ixora was recorded in at Marsh’s The Vanguard Room studio in Dixieland.

The new album was shaped in part by changes from life on the road to a quieter life raising a family on a tree-lined street in Lakeland, Marsh told NewTimes: “Life at home is different than sitting in a van all day without any real roots. The life-experience side of it helped us grow even more than musically … I also had a complete identity change of myself going from lead singer of an indie band to being a father of kids.”

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