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Camp Howard Stream Juice Ep at DIY Magazine & Discuss Story Behind the EP Posted 03 May 2017

DIY magazine just put up a full stream of the Juice EP by Camp Howard. Below are some detailed notes from the band:

We wrote "Juice" and "Mismo" right before we went into the studio. Something like a week before our first day tracking we had a flush of new ideas. I think the fact that we were recording at Montrose (which to us was a big deal) made us feel some pressure to write the better songs right before we went into the studio. Generally, I think for most bands the most exciting material is the freshest, most recently written music. So about a week before we decided to try two new songs. "Juice" and "Mismo" are our favorites on the record. Maybe because they're the newest, but also because we're happy about the way they turned out both compositionally and as recordings.

A lot of the lyrics were written in the 3 days we were at Montrose. I spent hours in the kitchen with a super old I think 1920's or 30's acoustic guitar trying to write lyrics while the other guys tracked their parts in the studio. Members of Gwar randomly came into the kitchen while I was working which was pretty funny. I think they were just checking out the space but they were there during some of the tracking lol. We were in there tracking right before Christmas which was nice. Holiday spirit. Ate at Dot's diner a few times. OH and very important- Wes's older brother Jonathan Parker was there helping us out the whole time. Super great/helpful ear. He wrote part of the 3 part harmony in the chorus of "Mismo" which is one of my favorite parts of the EP. And also some cool raspy shaker rhythm stuff on "Haircut" and "Mismo".

Overall we think the EP turned out well. Adrian did a great job recording and mixing it. We're happy and excited to share it.

As far as our writing process goes, it's usually pretty collaborative. Usually Wes or I will bring in a fairly rough idea of a song and we'll just work it out as a band. Sometimes we come up with completely different ideas stemming from the original intent. "Juice" came about in a weird way. Wes wrote it as an electronic song and posted it on Instagram with some little clips of things, but we took it semi seriously. I guess we thought it could cool on real instruments since the melody was nice, and it turned out great. In my opinion it's like "the hit" of the EP if there is "a hit" at all. Great song. "Haircut" is probably the oldest song on the EP. We wrote that right after we finished our full length album, and have been playing it for a while. Same with "Fucked Up". "I Will" I wrote when I was abroad traveling in Scandinavia over the summer. I was pretty lonely at times and was listening to a lot of Radiohead lol. I remember going into guitar shops and just pretending to be interested in specific guitars/pedals, and just writing that song until I got kicked out.


5/13 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
5/16 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
5/17 - Atlanta, GA - The Casa Nova
5/18 - Charleston, SC - Makeout Reef
5/20 - Richmond, VA - River Rock
5/26 - Brooklyn, NY - The Glove
5/27 - Brooklyn, NY - Thrd Coast live performance
5/27 - Boston, MA - The ER
5/28 - Providence, RI - TBA
5/29 - Northampton, MA - TBA
5/30 - Burlington, VT - Light Club Lamp Shop
5/31 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
6/1 - Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha * Basement
6/2 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
6/3 - Philadelphia, PA - New Planet
6/4 - Washington, D.C. - TBA

Camp Howard Premieres "Juice" at Consequence of Sound Posted 15 Apr 2017

Camp Howard have crafted an energetic, hook-filled 6 track EP that is being released via EggHunt on May 12th (part of the Hatched Series). This past week they debuted the first single from the Juice EP at Consequence of Sound. Click HERE to read the article and take a listen. Also, the band is hitting the road in May, and you can catch them at select dates listed below:

Camp Howard 2017 Tour Dates:
04/20 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
04/21 – Blacksburg, VA @ Progress Fest
05/13 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/16 – Charlotte , NC @ Snug Harbor
05/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Casa Nova
05/18 – Charleston, SC @ Makeout Reef
05/19 – Raleigh, NC @ TBD
05/20 – Richmond, VA @ RiverRock
05/25 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
05/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Glove
05/27 – Boston, MA @ TBD
05/28 – Portland, ME @ TBD
05/30 – Burlington, VT @ TBD
05/31 – Montreal, QC @ TBD
06/01 – Ottawa, ON @ TBD
06/02 – Toronto, ON @ TBD
06/03 – Syracuse, NY @ TBD
06/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBD

Eric Slick On Tour - SXSW & Sofar Sounds Video Posted 11 Mar 2017

Eric Slick is on tour right now, playing dates along the east coast to and from SXSW in Austin, Texas.

He will be joining The Districts on March 13th, and 20th-26th.

He will be performing at 5 SXSW showcases, of which Paste Magazine urges readers not to miss.

Check out his stripped-down performance at Sofar Sounds New York below as well.

Dazeases Premiers First Single "Plum," Release Show 3/11 Posted 09 Feb 2017

Dazeases has premiered her first single, "Plum" on her new EP, Local Slut on Big Shot Mag.

"‘Plum’ is about having been in a hetero/cis-passing relationship, where maybe both partners held their tongues about themselves in regards to their sexual orientation and gender identity, I wanted to chance to be honest about myself and also to address what I never asked of my ex." she says of the track.

Described as "A provocateur who injects heartfelt, deeply personal feelings into her songs," Dazeases a.k.a. London Perry will include a counterpart track as a bonus on her EP exclusively through the "Hatched" subscription series.

Her release show will be at Strange Matter in Richmond, VA on Saturday, March 11th, featuring NY via VA experimental electro-pop artist Negative Gemini, as well as Bien and DJ Skrt Skrt. Tickets available here.

Feral Conservatives Nominated for Veer Mag Awards - Vote Here! Posted 23 Jan 2017

The 6th Annual Veer award nominations were announced on Thursday, with Feral Conservatives netting nominations for album (Here's To Almost), song ("Last Light"), music video ("Last Light") and overall indie pop band. Mark Padgett, who produced Here's To Almost, received a producer nod. Veer Magazine highlights the arts in all of Hampton Roads, with a panel of 13 industry taste-makers culled from area TV, print, radio, and talent buyers selecting the nominees. You can vote here until February 1st.

The Veer Awards are presented by Starr Hill Brewery and take place Wednesday, February 8th at the Naro Expanded Cinema. Doors open at 6:00 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM sharp.

"Now is the time of year we pretend to be an indie pop band for the month..." - Matt Francis of Feral Conservatives

Check out the nominated video for "Last Light" here:

Manatree Release Music Video For "Fat Jackson" Posted 18 Jan 2017

Manatree have released the official video for their song "Fat Jackson" from their self titled record, which came out last summer on Egghunt. The video is directed by Mitchell Craft, who described the concept to RVA Magazine "I was imagining a lot of colors and movement going on, so I involved that with the musicians themselves.”

The band sought to work with Craft after drummer Alex Elder reconnected with him after not seeing each other since elementary school, and bassist Noma Illmensee started going to shows at his DIY spot.

The concept for the band was to let an artist they admired create a video inspired by what the song meant to them, rather than seek lyrical inspiration or head up the project themselves, as they had done in more collaboration with Mikan Media for their previous video for "Animal Quietlies."

Read the article on RVA Magazine here
And check out Mitchell's Instagram and Vimeo

Camp Howard Finish Tracking EP, Head Out on Tour, Top 10 Artists of 2016 by RVA Magazine Posted 29 Dec 2016

Camp Howard have had a busy year to say the least, but on top of all their accolades, they're starting 2017 in style. They recently finished tracking their latest EP at Montrose Studios (run by Adrian Olsen of AVERS) to be released in spring, 2017 as part of HATCHED, and will hit the road in January. Their tour will take them through the south east of the United States, and dates will be posted shortly.

Additionally, they were named BEST MUSIC OF 2016 by RVA Magazine:

"2016 might belong to Camp Howard in terms of crafting one of the strongest local releases of the year.... The band is already working towards a follow-up for 2017 and it's definitely something to keep an eye out for." --Shannon Cleary

Follow them online, and subscribe to HATCHED to get their next release: