This SN was discovered by LOSS (IAUC 8381) on Aug 2, 2004, and the fast rise from previous detection on July 29, 2004, indicated it is a young SN, before peak.
The host galaxy UGC 2069 is at z=0.012605 (NED).
Patat et al. (IAUC 8381) obtained a spectrum of this SN on Aug 5, 2004, identifying it as a young type Ic SN.
Preliminary P60 light curves: