Monday, June 12, 2006

Camp Radio

Featuring three of Ottawa’s most prolific musicians, Camp Radio is a powerful rock tour-de-force harkening back to the glory days of The Nils and Hüsker Dü. Formed in early 2005, the group includes Chris Page on guitar and vocals, Dave Draves on bass, and Scott Terry behind the drum kit.

During the ‘90s, Page cut his teeth with punk outfit The Stand GT, releasing numerous 7-inches, LPs, and CDs as well as touring Canada seven times with the band before starting to play solo, under both his own name and the moniker The Glen Nevous Retraction. Draves was a member of the band Fishtales during the early ‘90s, but later moved on to the recording business; since 1994, he has operated Ottawa’s Little Bullhorn Productions and worked with the likes of the Wooden Stars, Julie Doiron, Gentlemen Reg, and Kathleen Edwards. Terry, who is arguably the busiest man in Ottawa’s indie rock circles, divides his time between Camp Radio, The Fucking Machines, Flecton & the Dreamcatchers, the Banditas, and Andrew Vincent & the Pirates.

Camp Radio made its live debut last spring at the Kelp Records 11th Anniversary Weekend to much praise, and then promptly went to work writing and recording material for its self-titled debut. This highly-anticipated 180 gram vinyl record (which is limited to 350 numbered copies) was released on May 23, 2006 in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve with an included CD. As Kelp’s first ever full-length vinyl release, it is not only visually stunning but also packs an impressive aural punch – it is rife with catchy riffs, sing-along melodies, and witty wordplay. The band’s sound is a tightly-wound rock’n’roll assault led by Draves’s raw, Sebadoh-inspired bass lines and Terry’s unequivocal timekeeping. Camp Radio is a band that gets right down to business, and our ears are reaping the rewards.

Camp Radio - On The Landing Strip
Camp Radio - Cons At The New Moon
Camp Radio - The Julie Rationale

Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue + Faces Down + Don't Be Shallow [EP] !!!
Kings Of Convenience - Versus + Riot On An Empty Street + Quiet Is The New Loud
+ Sore, Sova, Coldplay Tribute, Oasis Tribute, etc.
Okkervil River - Stars To Small To Use !!!
Thom Yorke - The Eraser !!!
Whispertown 2000 - Livin' In A Dream !!!
Brighten - Ready When You Are [EP] !!!
The Long Winters - The Worst You Can Do Is Harm + When I Pretend To Fall !!!
My Morning Jacket - Albums !!!
Mates Of State - Albums !!!


Anonymous help said...

the Thom Yorke link is the MMJ repeated... help please!

10:37 PM  
Anonymous charlie said...

sweet jesus i am so stoked to hear this thom yorke cd, can anyone confirm what that guy said?

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just wandering around the many blogs I visit and happened upon yours. Thank you SO much for Okkervil River's "Stars too Small to Use" Only thing of theirs I hadn't heard. Thanks again!

7:05 PM  

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