Summer Camp / Welcome To Condale
Album: Welcome To Condale   Collection:General
Artist:Summer Camp   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Moshi Moshi Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-22 Pull Date: 2012-03-25
Week Ending: Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 16, 2016: a strange pursuit
Losing My Mind, I Want You
4. Feb 05, 2013: A Family Affair
2. May 11, 2013: Sphagna Rhianna Arcadia
Losing My Mind
5. Oct 10, 2012: The Paint
Ghost Train
3. Feb 19, 2013: A Family Affair
Last American Virgin
6. Mar 22, 2012: Douchiest. Prince. Ever.

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-01-13
Summer Camp is a UK girl-boy pop-duo. Ranges from Au Revoir Simone to Dum Dum Girls. Overproduced for sure though so keep this away from your lo-fi set, but do file it with likes of Oh Land, Camera Obscura, or Aztec Camera. The instrumentals feature prominent synths and the crooning vocals with a nostalgic feel. A solid album of girl pop/dance.
Recommended: 11, 1, 7
1.* 3:08 Surfy and jangly with an anthemic chorus. A softer, poppier Dum Dum Girls
2. 3:12 Starts slightly dark and dramatic, becomes cheesy 80s pop rock with corresponding 80s action cartoon synths
3. 4:17 Intro of oscillating synth with vocal samples and crooning, becomes a catchy straight-up dance track with a melange of synths.
4.* 2:59 Whistling pop. It has an ambitious, epic-feeling scope. Kind of reminds of that the High Road by Broken Bells. Fairly generic
5. 3:01 Not a FCC warning, but “Bitch” 15 seconds in. Melodic and gentle pop that crescendos into big soulful vocals. Carried by synth
6. 3:28 Angsty, alternative rock ballad. Not my thing at all and probably not yours either. Stay away
7.* 2:31 Light springy, pop. Reminiscent of Givers, the Boy Least Likely To
8. 3:01 Shuffling synth line and relatively prominent rhythm.
9. 4:02 Sounds like Austra. Dark synth. Dark, slow, and smooth vocals.
10. 3:01 Whistling; Lily Allen pop. Almost rap-like vocals with a jingly chorus. Top 40 stuff.
11.* 3:03 Starts with overproduced intro. 20 seconds in, it becomes whispy pop with great female crooning with a bouncy/jangly chorus. Best track.
12. 3:17 Hard-hitting drum machines. Standard shimmering girl pop with warm synths and layered background vocals.

Track Listing
1. Better Off Without You   7. Down
2. Brian Krakow   8. Welcome To Condale
3. I Want You   9. Done Forever
4. Losing My Mind   10. Last American Virgin
5. Summer Camp   11. Ghost Train
6. Nobody Knows You   12. 1988