Pittsburgh surf rock/ post pop duo Action Camp (Maura Jacob + Bengt Alexsander) are back in the studio busily recording their follow up to the 2008 stunner Dead Like Tan. In the meantime, the first single from their upcoming as-yet-untitled release the group’s standalone single “zero/one” is available for purchase now. Apparently it was recorded for Conspiracy for Good, an organization I am not totally clear on even after perusing their website for the better part of ten minutes. Conspiracy for Good is an interactive story, much like a tv show except it uses all new media stuff to interact with fans. It’s from Tim Kring, the creator of Heroes.
Regardless, “zero/one” soars. The call and response vocals of Jacob and Alexsander work effortlessly amidst their self-proclaimed “doom pop” recalling pretty much any artist on Toronto’s Art & Crafts label (Metric, Stars, Broken Social Scene) with delightful effect. Don’t miss the chance to catch more new material when the duo hits up Howler’s Coyote Cafe on Sept 3rd.
Action Camp – “zero/one”