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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Summer Camp – “You’re Gone” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Summer Camp is the endearing indie-pop project of married British couple Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. After providing last year’s original score for Charlie Lyne’s documentary Beyond Clueless, they returned this past spring with their new LP Bad Love. Today, Summer Camp premieres the video for their guitar-fuzzed heartbreak single “You’re Gone,” featuring a roller… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 20, 2015 - 10:10 am

Summer Camp – “Beyond Clueless”

UK indie-pop duo Summer Camp serve equal parts angst and charm in their original score to director Charlie Lyne’s new documentary Beyond Clueless. The film explores the essence of the “teen movie,” a heady journey through a number of modern classics that define the genre. Narrated by Fairuza Balk of The Craft fame, Beyond CluelessMore »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / June 12, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Summer Camp – “Crazy” Video

Summer Camp are a cheery indie-pop duo from Britain who have a habit of making incredibly charming music videos that often subvert the idea of what you might expect from a cheery indie-pop duo from Britain. Whether they’re filming backwards like the Pharcyde, parody news anchors, or performing the most adorably twee kidnapping and murder,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 5, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Summer Camp – “Last Christmas” (Wham! Cover)

A few years back we heard Summer Camp’s cover of the Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping,” and they mashed up modern Christmas standards from Paul McCartney and Mariah Carey last year. Now they’ve taken on another relatively latter day addition to the holiday canon, covering the Wham! single “Last Christmas.” Listen below, and be careful who you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013 - 11:18 am

Summer Camp – “Two Chords” Video

The British indie-pop duo Summer Camp only make bright, charming music videos, and their new one — for “Two Chords, from their new self-titled album — might be the best one yet. Both band members make appearances, but the video focuses on the inner turmoil of two cheesed-out local news anchors, as they have to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2013 - 11:02 am

Summer Camp – “Fresh” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The slickly twee British duo Summer Camp are about to return with a new self-titled album next month, and we’ve already heard “Fresh,” the album’s charmingly fizzy first single. The track’s video matches the song’s tone, going heavy on primary colors and flirty eye-contact. It also has fun with reversed film, with singer Elizabeth Sankey… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2013 - 9:59 am

Summer Camp – “Fresh” Lyric Video

The British indie-pop duo Summer Camp made a big leap last year with the great disco-inflected single “Always,” and maybe they’ll make good on its promise this fall, when they release their self-titled sophomore LP. The album’s first single is the lush, up-tempo “Fresh,” a starry-eyed love song with some nice momentum working for it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Summer Camp – “Always” Video + French Version

The video for “Always,” the irresistibly synthy and catchy-as-all-hell new single from British indie-pop duo Summer Camp, is disturbing and funny and ridiculously cute, all at the same time. It’s a lo-fi, camcorder-filmed affair in which the two members of Summer Camp find the most twee way possible to commit a murder and kidnapping, playing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012 - 10:37 am

Summer Camp – “Always”

British indie-poppers Summer Camp are coming this summer with a new EP called Always, and we’ve already heard the early selection “Life.” And now here’s the title track, a delirious bit of disco-informed synthpop that is going to cause a few New Order flashbacks. On first listen, I’m pretty comfortable calling it the best thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 25, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Summer Camp – “Life” (Stereogum Premiere)

UK indie pop outfit Summer Camp will put out a new EP this summer called Always, and today we have the first offering from that release. It’s called “Life,” and it’s a big, swirling dancehall jam processed through an indie-pop filter. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 16, 2012 - 11:27 am

Summer Camp – “Losing My Mind” Video

It’s been a while since Brit indie poppers Summer Camp checked in, but the duo is back with a simple, but fertile, concept involving a Walmart-esque photo studio and lots of soft focusing. Watch it at YouTube. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 27, 2012 - 3:48 pm

22 New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2011

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2011 - 9:53 am

Summer Camp Write A Song For 17 Cosmetics

“You Might Get Stuck On Me,” a new song from the British twee-pop duo Summer Camp, appears in a new video for the cosmetics company 17. In the clip, a boy and a girl sit in a room together while a bunch of stretchy Mr. Fantastic arms twist all around the room. I have no… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011 - 9:00 am

The Drums – “I Can’t Save Your Life”

The Drums’ “I Can’t Save Your Life” is a new song recorded as a B-side to the “How It Ended” single, which is out today. Stream the track and download remix of “How It Ended” by Jeremy from Summer Camp that’s also on the release below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 3, 2011 - 11:03 am

Summer Camp – “Down” Video

Summer Camp’s Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey star in this Halloween house party-themed clip for “Down.” I can totally empathize with the guy hanging over the toilet bowl in full costume. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 25, 2011 - 11:44 am

Summer Camp – “Better Off Without You” Video

UPDATE: We’ve also got a download of the song below.

The video for Summer Camp’s new single “Better Off Without You” pairs the British duo’s ’80s-vintage twee indie-pop with ’70s-vintage footage of youth going wild, all in nicely-executed split-screen. Imagine the teensploitation classic Over The Edge, if it had somehow featured an all-K… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Summer Camp Cover “Christmas Wrapping”

Summer Camp, the nostalgic UK twee-pop duo of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey, have offered their take on the Waitresses’ snotty, pleasantly cynical/cynically pleasant “Christmas Wrapping,” a Holiday song they were built to cover (as were the Spice Girls and the Donnas, for different reasons). More »

By: brandon / December 3, 2010 - 9:46 am

Summer Camp – “Veronica Sawyer”

Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey are Summer Camp. They released their Young EP yesterday. As you might suspect by the combo of their and their collection’s name, the UK duo’s sweet, mildly shadowy sound ought to go over well with fans of ’90s twee pop and its modern day torch bearers. Get nostalgic via “Veronica… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Summer Camp – “Ghost Train” Video

Summer Camp is the formerly mysterious London duo of Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey. They made waves on the blogosphere last fall via kudos from Transparent and Gorilla Vs Bear, but only recently were their identities revealed by The Stool Pigeon. Summer Camp’s viral update of Dames standard “I Only Have Eyes for You” bega… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 5, 2010 - 4:44 pm