Pop Duo Summer Camp Play Mercury Lounge on MondayApril 11th, 2014
Singer Elizabeth Sankey and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Warmsley, who happen to be married, teamed up to form the pop duo Summer Camp about four-and-a-half years ago. And while they’re influenced by ’60s girl groups and ’80s synth pop, the UK twosome also mine teen heartache, especially in movies, for their songs. (To wit: “Veronica Sawyer” from Heathers and “Jake Ryan” from Sixteen Candles.) They’ve released a couple of EPs and a pair of LPs, including last year’s acclaimed Summer Camp (stream it below), about which NME proclaimed, “Their post-marital bliss is in merging indie pop with the Daft Punk disco resurgence: witness the dizzying Kraftwood Mac of ‘Two Chords’ and the funk gleam of ‘Fresh,’ which is up all night to get dumped. Glorious.” Summer Camp (above, performing “Brian Krakow” for the Amazing Sessions) just kicked off a short American tour on Tuesday, and they’re heading our way to play the early show at Mercury Lounge on Monday. Arrive early to see Brooklyn five-piece My Favourite Things open the show.