TONIGHT: A Camp super groups your socks off at the Troubadour

Appalachian Lullaby – Shudder To Think with Nina Persson

Appalachian Lullaby – Shudder To Think with Nina Persson

A Camp featuring Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think) & Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing) is playing the Troubadour tonight. Shudder To Think was (although they’ve been playing around again) at times amazing and at other times too experimental for their own good, and The Cardigans (you know, the Love Me, Love Me band from the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack) were glistening, sugary pop with a dark, steaming underbelly that came through mostly in Persson’s lyrics, so this should be a decent mix. the Shudder To Think song posted above is an early collaboration with Persson. from the damn fine First Love, Last Rites soundtrack. i highly recommend it, both the film and the album. anyways, now they’re in a band together called A Camp. terrible name, good music.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUVMpluF7kQ[/youtube]

A Camp – Stronger Than Jesus Satan

“Girl-pop from the 60s, 80’s punk, and David Bowie” are claimed to be the influences of this trio’s most recent album. This side project originally came together by way of Nina Persson and Niclas Frisk in 2000 and they immediately recorded and released a self-titled album. After that, A Camp got put on a back burner for a bit while Persson left to tour and promote the Cardigan’s album release at the time. She then moved to NYC with now husband Nathan Larson and he joined in the effort to make A Camp a trio. Just last month the band released their second album Colonia in Europe on Universal, the album will be out next month in the US via Nettwerk.
A Camp this summer, not to be confused with summer camp: myspace.com/acamptheband

Troubadour Mon June 15th
A Camp
featuring Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Nathan Larson (Shudder To Think) & Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing)
Tickets: $17 adv        Doors @ 8pm