The opening "November Skin" serves as an excellent example of this, with Deale's vocals recalling the classic era of synthesizer pop (think: Berlin), the track tears down assumptions about the superficial. "The Last Hour" is anchored by lovely, plaintive keyboard figures and what may be Deale's most convincing performance among the pieces here. Then again, the cinematic flourishes of "Sad Eyes" or the haunting passages of the closing "Hometown Glory" are equally impressive. Deale and Spicer ask listeners to pause, listen and reflect; this isn't music for listeners in a race to consume but, instead, is there for those who choose to get beneath the surface and fully absorb the material.
Inspired by alt-rock legends such as the Cure and Blondie, Camp Crush combines new wave and straight-up pop, adding a modern indie-rock feel to the proceedings. The Portland husband/wife duo’s songs express emotion and thought on a myriad of personal experiences, but they never come across as preachy.
"There have been a lot of empowerment songs released over the last few years, but none quite like this. It has an important message to convey, but does it with the look of an 80's music video. Don't let the many different hair colors distract you from the fact that Deale and Spicer have put together a song that combines entertainment value and actual meaning, and make sure you watch all the way to the end for some very interesting shots."
Husband and wife duo Jennifer Deale and Chris Spicer are rocking the music world together, blending old school and indie rock into something wonderful. They've got an EP coming up next month, but for now we've got their next single off the project and the corresponding video. If you're into cute arcade games, then you'll certainly be excited about this too.
Retro is back in style and, for folks in my generation, retro means the 1980’s. Keyboard oriented synth rock is making a comeback and, while many bands are employing this nostalgia (Passion Pit comes to mind), few are doing it with the gusto and vocal prowess of Portland, Oregon’s Camp Crush.