Genre: Indie Pop, New Wave, Rock, Alternative
Sounds like: Rubblebucket, Tennis, Blondie, Duran Duran
Do you remember the excitement of your first crush? The euphoria of your first kiss? The thrill of your high school prom? The excitement of new love that makes you want to dance in the streets? Camp Crush is the music that will send those feelings rushing back.
Perhaps it is because married duo, Jen Deale and Chris Spicer clearly have a crush on each other. Sparks fly between them both on and off stage, and together they have created the infectious, modern New Wave sound that is Camp Crush. Deale and Spicer draw inspiration from the synth innovation of the 80s, utilizing vintage thick synth patches, and integrating them into themes that are relevant today.
It's that combination of epic sounds with the substantive nature of the lyrics that is unforgettable. As a songwriter, Deale seeks to uplift listeners, while providing real, emotional depth that tackles the emotional expectations placed on women. Popdust describes Camp Crush as "blending old school and indie rock into something wonderful" and Pop Matters says "Deale's vocals recalls the classic era of synthesizer (think Berlin) and their music is for those who choose to get beneath the surface and fully absorb the material."