Monday, October 27, 2014

BC Camplight - Just Because I Love You

It's quite some years now since we saw then Philadelphia-based Brian Christinzio, who is BC Camplight, supporting The Boy Least Likely To, an engagingly awry songwriter who preceded his last song by claiming he'd bought cheap booze from a service station on the way to the gig and resultantly couldn't see very well. It seems that was a microcosm of his self-sabotaged career since, but now based in Manchester he's returning with his first album in seven years, How To Die In The North, on Bella Union in January. There's something about his vocal timbre, the multitracked harmonies and the raindrop synth backing that suggests a youth of 1970s studio wizard MOR, albeit of an adventurous Nilsson/10cc stripe born from the sunshine pop era.

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