As Summer Camp prepare for the release of their debut full-length album Welcome To Condale, they’ve unveiled the music video for “Down”, the latest single off the record. Directed by Chris Boyle (www.chrisboyle.co.uk), the video makes nods to the classic movies BEETLEJUICE and HALLOWEEN and is composed from more than 50 infinitely looping GIFS from a half remembered Halloween Party many moons ago. Trapped in the gaps of the loops we see Jeremy and Elizabeth unseen by the other revellers and stuck at their own party F O R E V E R. Watch the video below!
Summer Camp – Down
Summer Camp – Down
Stream “Down” on SoundCloud
Before they became trapped in a spooky alternate dimension, Summer Camp had the pleasure of recording a session with Daytrotter.com while in Austin, TX. They captured stripped down versions of the songs “Ghost Train”, “Round The Moon”, “I Want You”, and a cover of Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World”.
Summer Camp Zine On top of all else, Summer Camp have put together a scrapbook zine to go with the new album. The zine pulls together notes, news articles, and other snippets of life in Condale, the fictional town that provides the backdrop for the album. The band made a limited physical quantity which are available via their Pledge Music drive, which closes in 5 days!
The zine may be viewed digitally at their website www.wearesummercamp.com (Click on “Condale”)
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Welcome To Condale is the follow up to Summer Camp’s acclaimed Young EP, which much to their initial bewilderment was championed from early on by tastemakers like Gorilla Vs. Bear, Stereogum, and Pitchfork, who praised their “bouncy and effervescent slice of indie pop, whimsical and nostalgic and catchy.” Working with producer Steve Mackey of Pulp, on Welcome To Condale Summer Camp have gone from dabbling in such sepia tones to painting with a whole vibrant palette of color.
“Welcome To Condale is our love letter to the days of being a teenager,” say Summer Camp, “when everything is So Important, and you’re transformed irrevocably by a miserable relationship with a spotty youth called Darren who works at Pizza Hut. We believe that you never really escape that time, for better or for worse. It’s the things you fall in love with then that will stay with you forever. Well, except Darren. Hopefully.”
“In the case of this London duo – Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey – it’s the 1980s that hold such powerful, totalizing sway, providing a template and raw material for dreamy, lighthearted, synth-thick pop that lands with a punch. The songs are often impeccable homage. They are memories. And they are full of new life. Deny teenage-culture nostalgia? Don’t do it.”
-The New York Times