BC Camplight - How To Die In The North, Mini Documentary. Shot at EVE Studios, Manchester, while BC Camplight was making his new album How To Die In The North. Featuring the track Atom Bomb Directed and produced by Sophia Rahman (sophiarahman.co.uk) Shot and edited by Jon Brady (redlettucecamera.com) Track sound engineered by Henry Broadhead (evestudios.co.uk)
Lost treasure needn’t be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it – he’s described himself as, “the guy who blew it.”
But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that’s part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.
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Following rave reviews for new album, How To Die In The North, which have seen him compared to the likes of Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Nilsson, Super Furry Animals and Ariel Pink, BC CAMPLIGHT has just unveiled a charming animated video for new single "You Should've Gone To School". Featuring Felix The Cat in a starring role, the video can be viewed below...
Watch BC Camplight - You Should've Gone To School video BELOW:
BC Camplight will be playing further UK shows in March:
Sunday 1 February – GLASGOW – Fruitmarket (Celtic Connections)
Sunday 8 March – BRISTOL – The Louisiana
Monday 9 March – BIRMINGHAM – The Hare & Hounds
Tuesday 10 March – LONDON – The Lexington
Wednesday 11 March – LIVERPOOL – The Leaf