Action Camp
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Action Camp

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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"Press Clips"

Praise for Dead Like Tan:

"...Action Camp's sound is part jazz, part electronic, and part everything else. It's obvious that a lot of thought went into making this record, as each song delves into various genres."
- Northeastern Performer (Dec 10, 2008)

"Imagine a whole album steeped in the ethos that makes the song “Creep” by Radiohead work so well. A sludgy reliance on proportioned slowness, and melodic
sense with plenty of basic chord progressions and female vocals that waft like ground fog above an ancient forest floor."
- The Noise (Sep 07, 2008)

"...some of the best shit I've heard this year!!! I hope Action Camp is sending shit out, because I'd buy/support this band live. Seriously, blown away!"
- Swingset: Rekords Rekords Forum (June 19, 2008)

"Each track is fantastic on their own merit, and as an album. I expect great things from this band."
- OxfordStandard (May 23, 2008)

Praise for Cover Like Tan:

"A great cover album, likely an early contender for year-end favourites."
- Fong Songs (July 4, 2008)
- The Noise, Northeast Performer


Dead Like Tan (2008)
Cover Like Tan (2008)
Best I Can Do EP (2009)
Live at Howlers Vol 3 (2009)
Live at Howlers Vol. 2 (2008)
Live at Howlers Vol. 1 (2007)

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Action Camp was originally formed in 2006 after a chance meeting of an unlikely pair. A classically trained, folk-rooted girl met an electro-minded punk boy while both toiling in the food-industry and a relationship akin to a well-weathered marriage began. A shared love of 50's doo-wop, dark pop music, and David Lynch movies is the glue that binds them and also the basis for their eclectic sound.

After playing in the Boston scene for 3 years and going through a few line-up changes, founding members Bengt Alexsander and Maura Jacob decided to relocate to Jacob's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Action Camp has since become an ever-evolving entity, incorporating both live and electronic instruments, a flare for the dramatic, and an intimate live show that welcomes audience participation. They invite you to escape from the everyday mundane into the surreal, where “female vocals waft like ground fog above an ancient forest floor [and] a bizarre sense of darker monster surf music slithers in the eardrums” (The Noise Boston).