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.
[suggested track] Too Young To Come