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Camp Candle will have you grooving in no time with new single “NRT”

Camp Candle | photo by Matt Decker | courtesy of the artist

It’s summertime, which can only mean one thing: Camp Candle is releasing new music. The Philly indietronica duo just announced that their next EP, If We Had a Pool, will be out August 23; it follows last year’s “Save Me” and 2017’s Light. The lead single from the four-track EP, the smooth and funky “NRT,” is out now wherever you stream your music.  Continue reading →

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Great Time, &More, Camp Candle are on tap for the 35th annual Molestice Festival

from top: Great Time | photo by Senia Lopez for WXPN // &More | still from video // Camp Candle | photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist

Every summer, the 100 block of North Mole Street in Center City is blocked off for a block party meets musical celebration. Philadelphia’s Molestice Festival has been a cultural touchstone of the community for 35 years. Since the block party’s roots, it has since expanded to include food trucks and an assortment of activities for all ages. Continue reading →

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Ellen Siberian Tiger, Hemming and Camp Candle will play the House Key Philly music showcase at Underground Arts

flyer by design by Jodi Bosin for House Cat Presents

Experimental Philly indie rock outfit Ellen Siberian Tiger teams up with emotive rocker Hemming and electropop duo Camp Candle at the end of this month for the House Key Showcase, a night of Philly music at Underground Arts.

The 21+ gig is co-curated by local promoter House Cat Presents and The Key, sponsored by Yards Brewing Company, and takes place on Friday, November 30th. Continue reading →

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Listen to Camp Candle talk about their songwriting process and the changing Philly landscape on the 25 O’Clock podcast

Camp Candle | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist
Camp Candle | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist

Philadelphia’s Camp Candle appear on the latest episode of The 25 O’Clock podcast. The electronic duo of Mark “Nu Ra” Cave and Briana “Hetepsa” Mills sat down with podcast host Dan Drago for the 106th episode of the podcast. The duo discussed their beginnings, going through the collaborative songwriting process as a duo, and the changing landscape of different Philly neighborhoods. Continue reading →

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Camp Candle sways along the shoreline in the “Save Me” video

Camp Candle | still from video

Philly electronic duo Camp Candle (Mark “Nu Ra” Cave and Briana “Hetepsa” Mills) just dropped a music video for their new single, “Save Me.” In it, Mills wanders along a dreary beach, waves lapping along the shore. The setting is ethereal, shrined in a glassy quiet, Mills swaying in contented isolation.

It’s a good compliment to the song, which was released last month — Mills has a captivating voice that snakes its way into your bones. Her cadence seems fit for R&B, but somehow pairs well with the funky 80’s dance rhythms woven by Cave, creating a vibrant tapestry of sound that blankets the listener. Continue reading →

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Watch Camp Candle make a music video on a budget in “Feelin A Way”

Camp Candle | photo via wearecampcandle.com

In their very meta new music video for “Feelin’ A Way,” Philly duo Camp Candle wants to make a clip as iconic as Michael Jackon’s “Rock With You.” But, as singer / guitarist Hetepsa tells her bandmate Nu Ra, “We don’t have Michael Jackson money. We’ve got a whole $8 in the bank.” What follows is a creative and funny video about being creative, and having fun. Continue reading →

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Camp Candle preview new EP with with intoxicating “Fogged Glass” single

Camp Candle | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist
Camp Candle | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist

Camp Candle were one of the most exciting discoveries we made here at The Key last year. The introduction came by way of an interview with producer / multi-instrumentalist Nu Ra and singer / guitarist Hetepsa around the release of their electronic / pop record ERE, and now it’s apparent the grooving will continue on a new EP dropping next month.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Camp Candle at Boot & Saddle, Joseph at World Cafe Live, Palm at Johnny Brenda’s and more…

Camp Candle | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist
Camp Candle | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | courtesy of the artist

Local electro-pop duo Camp Candle headline Boot & Saddle tonight. The band released its debut EP ERE this past summer, sharing a collection of atmospheric, synth-driven songs that highlight Hetepsa and Nu Ra’s sonic chemistry. Watch a video for the more recent “One Day, My Friend” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Camp Candle posts up outside World Cafe Live in funky new “One Day, My Friend” video

Hetepsa of Camp Candle | video still via the band's YouTube channel
Hetepsa of Camp Candle | video still via the band’s YouTube channel

In their August interview with The Key, Camp Candle asserted that they were instinctive electro pop for the people. That shoe still fits today on “One Day, My Friend”, a track that just received a brand new video after making its debut a month ago.

Similar to previous videos for tracks like “Weapons” and “Mr. P”, the clip is comprised mostly of the band dancing and singing around Philadelphia with friends. Much of the video was shot right outside of World Cafe Live and on the paths snaking through Penn Park, and the band looks like they’re having a blast. With the current trend in videos often skewing towards appearing as stoic and aloof as possible, this is a welcome breath of fresh air from the tight jeans and pseudo-nihilism that the kids are so into these days. Continue reading →