Big fan of the VALE EP from Boston quintet Camden. First time hearing their sound, I was sure it was the product of a kid prodigy, synthesizing youthful beats and bouncy hooks in his basement with loads of electronic toys, time, and a good ear for production.
Seeing Camden live, I was pleased to find out that they're actually a solid 5 piece outfit,not one synthesizer, even more entertaining in person than what I imagined on the record. Happy ending -- everyone danced. Listen to the record. Get the songs in your head. See them live.
Catch Camden at the BirdDog CMJ Showcase @ Pianos (upstairs lounge) -- playing right after a little band named Baths! Get there early.
Heard they don't really play shows that much, just house parties. That should put things in perspective.
Looks like I'm going to be at Pianos all day Thursday. Hot I Guess I'm Floating party right before BirdDog's Unofficial with BEACH FOSSILS, BATHS, TEEN DAZE, BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD, MILLION YOUNG... fuck it. basically every band on this bill is TOPS.