[artist spotlight] Camden, performing tonight @ Lansdowne Pub, WFNX re-launch party
Way before Boston Magazine dubbed CAMDEN "Boston's answer to the Strokes," we tabbed the rising garage rock band for our annual Class of 2012 feature. And they haven't let us down. Since that time the dapper guitar-mad quartet released their Getting Around 7-inch off their own Cash To Mouth Records (also home to fellow '12 Classers Dirty Virgins), became a frequent spin on WFNX's Boston Accents (both high-charged jams "Mustangs" and "(Talking On The) Telephone" were playlist mainstays), and hooked up with Converse for their Rubber Tracks series after a successful run of gigs at SXSW in March. Now they're ready to elevate their game even higher, and kick off tonight's free show at the Lansdowne Pub as part of the official WFNX Disorientation re-launch series.
Shit's free with RSVP, and doors are at 7pm. You just might find Camden playing dice in the back corners of the Pub before and after their set. Come prepared with $1 bills.
Here's what we wrote about the lads back in January, with some music embeds + visuals after the jump...
The evolution of Camden over the past few years has seen the crew transform from a tropical, electronic beat haze to a tightly-wound indie rock wildcat. Thankfully, these days the world needs more brash, screaming-guitar indie-rock bands playing fast and loud, and that's when Camden are at their turbo-charged best. July's Totally Fine EP was a three-song suckerpunch led by the 150-second hi-fi sprint of "Mustangs," a track that could have saved the early-2000s garage-rock revival from itself, and it comes as no shock that Jason Sibilia's bratty vocals have received the Ted Leo comparison before. A follow-up 7-inch is set for February, then a new release in spring that includes two previously unissued tracks from the Totally Fine sessions before a full-length next summer. Camden's getting all prolific at just the right time.