SUMMER CAMP’S NEW SINGLE “BETTER OFF WITHOUT YOU” AVAILABLE ON ITUNES
Summer Camp have released “Better Off Without You,” the new single from their anticipated forthcoming full-length debut Welcome To Condale (November 8th 2011, Apricot Records /Moshi Moshi). “Better Off Without You” is paired with the previously unreleased b-side “Probably Right.” In conjunction with the single release Summer Camp have unveiled the Kissinger Twins directed music video for “Better Off Without You”.
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iTunes Link for “Better Off Without You” and “Probably Right”
Watch “Better Off Without You” on Stereogum.com
Stream “Better Off Without You” – Soundcloud
Stream the stalkerific “I Want You”, released earlier this year – Soundcloud
Welcome To Condale is the follow up to Summer Camp’s acclaimed Young EP, which much to their initial bewilderment was championed from early on by tastemakers like Stereogum, and Pitchfork, who praised their “bouncy and effervescent slice of indie pop, whimsical and nostalgic and catchy.” Working with producer Steve Mackey of Pulp, on Welcome To Condale Summer Camp have gone from dabbling in such sepia tones to painting with a whole vibrant palette of color.
“Welcome To Condale is our love letter to the days of being a teenager,” say Summer Camp, “when everything is So Important, and you’re transformed irrevocably by a miserable relationship with a spotty youth called Darren who works at Pizza Hut. We believe that you never really escape that time, for better or for worse. It’s the things you fall in love with then that will stay with you forever. Well, except Darren. Hopefully.”
“In the case of this London duo – Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey – it’s the 1980s that hold such powerful, totalizing sway, providing a template and raw material for dreamy, lighthearted, synth-thick pop that lands with a punch. The songs are often impeccable homage. They are memories. And they are full of new life. Deny teenage-culture nostalgia? Don’t do it.”
-The New York Times