Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Camp - Stronger Than Jesus

I can't stop playing this song, and I daresay it's somewhat seasonally appropriate. Plus, if you're not familiar with A Camp, you should be.

A Camp is the Swedish indie-pop solo project of Nina Persson (The Cardigans, anyone?), although Nina doesn't like to consider it a solo-project, as it is "too lonely sounding." In 2001, Persson teamed up with Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing) and they released a self-titled debut album before Persson met with Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) to re-recored the album and add a few things, including some of Linkous' compositions. Now, eight years later and joined by Frisk, Persson's husband Nathan Larson and a few guest musicians, A Camp is releasing its second album, Colonia, on April 28th. Persson says her influences for the album are "Girl-pop from the 60's, 80's punk, and David Bowie," (one can only hope that its Labyrinth David Bowie), and the album's inspirations draw on historical imagery, "from the opium den to the Belgian Congo, from the Namibian desert by starlight to the Victorian New York by gaslight, and the Bowery of the '70s by neon." As a nice synergistic nod, they will be starting their US tour May 26 at the Bowery Ballroom. Tour dates under the mp3s.

May 26 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
May 27 - Middle East - Cambridge
May 28 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
May 30 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
Mat 31 - Les Saints - Montreal, QC
Jun 1 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
Jun 3 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Jun 4 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
Jun 5 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
Jun 6 - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
Jun 8 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 10 - Richard's On Richards - Vancouver, BC
Jun 11 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
Jun 12 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Jun 14 - Independent - San Francisco, CA
Jun 15 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA

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