A Camp Announce the Release of Their Long Awaited Sophomore Album and US Debut Colonia- Out April, 28th, 2009 on Nettwerk
New York, NY – A Camp announce the release of their long awaited sophomore album and US debut Colonia, out April, 28th 2009 on Nettwerk. Originally formed as a Swedish musical duo by The Cardigans front woman/lyricist Nina Persson and Atomic Swing musician Niclas Frisk, A Camp has since evolved into a trio with the addition of American film composer, Shudder to Think member, and Nina’s husband, Nathan Larson. As the title Colonia suggests, the new album is a journey through a myriad of themes, events and ideas which have been prevalent throughout history and remain true today.
Colonia is the follow-up to A Camp’s 2001 self-titled debut that was produced by indie superhero Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse and earned them 4 Swedish Grammies. Linkous returns to the A Camp fold for Colonia to add some slide guitar touches. The album, which features 12 new songs, was recorded in five different New York studios, including Stratosphere Sound, The Magic Shop, Mission Sound, LoHo and Nathan’s own studio Metal garage, as well as Tambourine Studios in Malmo, Sweden. It was here that they recorded the entrancing duet between Nina and fellow Swede, Nicolai Dunger on “Golden Teeth and Silver Medals.” The new album also features guest appearances by James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) on guitar as well as Kevin March (Dambuilders, Guided By Voices) on drums and Joan Wasser (Joan as Policewoman) on viola and violin – who also appeared on A Camp’s debut. In addition, Colonia was mixed by Al Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, The Comas, Jennifer O’Connor) a! t Firehouse Studios in New Haven, CT.
A Camp’s journey began many years ago at a different time and place. Now, they are continuing on the journey with the release of Colonia. It is an album that features an intricate amalgamation of strings, lighthearted pop and delicate melodies that are seamlessly blended with the sounds and electricity that are at the very heart of the urban places which the members have grown up and developed within.
Watch A Camp’s Performance of “Stronger Than Jesus” (from the Swedish Grammis)