Thursday, July 29, 2010

This Saturday at the Little Flea Cultural Corner: Action Camp

Can't tell you how excited we are to have Action Camp at Little Flea this Saturday! They'll play at our little Cultural Corner for a full hour starting at 12 p.m. They are generally described as sounding "like the soundtrack of a David Lynch movie, only catchier," or better yet as "Post-Pop with roots in Surf, Electro, and Classical composition. It can be quiet then loud, slow then fast, live then electronic, but it's always drenched in reverb." By any definition, this duo is simply awesome. Don't miss this show!

Live @ the New Hazlett Theater from Action Camp on Vimeo.

Action Camp was originally formed in 2006 after a chance meeting of an unlikely pair. A classically trained, folk-rooted girl met an electro-minded punk boy while both toiling in the food-industry and a relationship akin to a well-weathered marriage began. A shared love of 50's doo-wop, dark pop music, and David Lynch movies is the glue that binds them and also the basis for their eclectic sound.

After playing in the Boston scene for 3 years and going through a few line-up changes, founding members Bengt Alexsander and Maura Jacob decided to relocate to Jacob's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Action Camp has since become an ever-evolving entity, incorporating both live and electronic instruments, a flare for the dramatic, and an intimate live show that welcomes audience participation. They invite you to escape from the everyday mundane into the surreal, where “female vocals waft like ground fog above an ancient forest floor [and] a bizarre sense of darker monster surf music slithers in the eardrums” (The Noise Boston).

They hope you’re along for the ride.

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