|From Team Clermont|
the Athens, GA-based PR firm, has announced the dates and lineup of its
newest Summer Festival: Team Clermont Summer Camp! Summer Camp
will be held from July 31-August 2nd around Athens,
Georgia. This year’s event marks the 11th year of the
company’s operation and features some of Team Clermont’s
favorite musical acts as well as showcasing the various talents of TC
Summer Campers through arts, crafts, karaoke, kickball, Four Square, Corn
Hole, dancing, drinking, and more. Team Clermont Summer Camp offers
an opportunity to tour the finer clubs and sights of beautiful, bucolic
Athens, Georgia, where Team Clermont makes its home. And it all
culminates in a night of sing-alongs featuring members of Elf
Power, of Montreal, Elf Power, We Versus the Shark, Cinemechanica, Casper
& the Cookies, Dark Meat, and more covering ESG, Mclusky, Sonic
Youth, and Paul Mccartney and Wings songs! That's quite a
diverse lineup of favorites. Add to that performances by So Many
Dynamos, Megafaun, Mostly Bears, Benji Hughes, and more, and you're gonna
want your parents to drop you off here right away!
Come to the camp where it's towel poppin' and panty raids 24 hours a day: Team Clermont Summer Camp!
So Many Dynamos
Tiny Sticks (ESG cover band featuring Josh McKay of Macha/Seaworthy, Bryan Poole, Heather Heyn formerly of Dark Meat, Aaron Wegelin formerly of Elf Power)
Hi Hi Hi (covering Paul McCartney & Wings, featuring Bryan Poole from of Montreal/Dark Meat/Elf Power/the Late BP Helium and Jason Nesmith of Casper & the Cookies)
F*ck This Band (Mclusky cover band featuring Jeff Tobias of We Versus The Shark, Dark Meat and Pegasuses-XL, Scott Smith of We Versus The Shark, Andy Pruett of Cinemechanica, and Brion Kennedy)
(Sonic Youth cover band featuring members of Dead
Meet the artists
St. Louis' So Many Dynamos recently finished recording their third album with Death Cab for Cutie member and big-time engineer Chris Walla. Known for their danceable post-punk and incendiary live shows, these touring machines always bring a good time with them. "Dudes looked ordinary and innocuous enough setting up, but once the lights went out, the St. Louis-based fourpiece let out the electricity in fits and jolts-- jittery, stop-start guitars, clipped shouts, hairpin rhythmic turns-- like so many, er, energy-producing machines." (Pitchfork Media)
Arizona's Mostly Bears are college radio darlings on the rise, spinning big-time anthems in the Arcade Fire or Radiohead vein, though those comparisons are a little too easy given the band's unique ability to weave its myriad influences into something unique. “Full of verve and with chops to burn” (Allmusic.com) and “Adventurous and never boring” (PopMatters).
From Stereogum: "On their debut Bury The Square, Raleigh-via-Eau Clair trio Megafaun neatly splice together different strands of sounds, whether it's tape manipulated hoedowns, mournful, slow-blooming banjo-and-white-noise-laced epics, or the rural barbershop doo wop of "Find Your Mark." Focusing on a wide palette of instrumentation, but always coming back to their soaring three-part harmonies, it's easy to see why Akron/Family contacted them out of the blue and asked them to support them on a six-week tour: Megafaun opens, then joins Akron plus excellent sound manipulator Greg Davis on-stage as a supergroup of sorts. When they're on their own as Megafaun, the group consists of brother Brad and Phil Cook, along with Joe Westerlund. All three played in DeYarmond Edison with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and Brad co-owns Burlytime Records, the label that put out Bowerbirds and Horseback last year."
Hidden behind flowing rusty hair and Shakespearean beard is Benji Hughes, a complex, and often funny, dreamer with a harmonious voice. The singer songwriter from North Carolina subtly infuses his music with flavors and colors, evoking the numerous feelings that love brings. From happiness to misery, Benji describes relationships with friends, women and life in general. New West Records will release Benji’s debut, 25 song, two album set, A Love Extreme on July 22nd.
Graham MacRae's debut record was released earlier this year to ecstatic reviews, like this one from Americana UK: "There is no denying that in his deft finger-picking style Californian Macrae has listened to huge amounts of John Fahey records and shares that visionary’s approach to song writing and resulting aural unease. It clearly has done the Eagle Rock native no harm at all as this self-titled debut album is a corker and a record that, like Fahey, rewards repeated listening. Production is sharp and measured and choice of material throughout is of the highest order. Lyrically Macrae has an edge, a certain weirdness and ‘out there’ perception that is both charming and easy on the senses – more a sixties sensitivity as opposed to seventies whimsy."
Previous Team Clermont Summer Festival performers have included Danger Mouse, Deerhunter, Bobby Conn, Calvin Johnson, Castanets, Phosphorescent, Summer Hymns, The Wrens, of Montreal, The Mountain Goats, Man Man, Dark Meat, Elf Power, John Vanderslice, Liz Durrett, De Novo Dahl, The Polyphonic Spree, Trans Am, John Roderick of the Long Winters, Songs: Ohia, Man…or Astroman?, Cinemechanica, Enon, Eleni Mandell, Pattern is Movement, Radar Bros., the Rosebuds, and many, many more.