AWOPBAMBOOM, Volume 98 – Select Songs for Fellow Travelers
Part of us wish we weren’t traveling this Memorial Day 2019. Why? A most inspired adult-only event is happening in the Berkshires.
It’s called Welcome Campers – part music festival, part sleep-away camp.
There will be dodgeball, arts & crafts, yoga, bunk living — and, yes, nine cool musical performances that will shake Camp Lenox, in Massachusetts, to its core.
Who’s playing? The line-up was just announced last week by organizer The Wild Honey Pie. The featured players are:
- Aisha Badru
- Daisy the Great
- Half Waif
- Henry Jamison
- Plastic Picnic
- Savoir Adore
- TORRES; and
In this installment of AWOPBAMBOOM, we’d like to introduce you to Welcome Camper’s line-up. And, who knows, maybe after listening, you’ll be attending summer camp this May in New England.
To learn more about Welcome Campers or to purchase tickets, click here.
Aisha Badru – “Splintered”
Up first is an angel waiting in the wings. Aisha Badru’s voice is sweet and original and already racking up millions of listens on Spotify.
Ashe – “Choirs”
We’re big fans of Ashe, a California singer-songwriter, and featured her before in an earlier round-up last year.
Daisy the Great – “The Record Player Song”
Daisy the Great is a Brooklyn-based outfit. Their “Record Player Song” is a keeper.
Half Waif – “Torches”
Half Waif is the working name of Nandi Rose Plunkett. In Torches, she’s created a slow, synth-y stunner.
Henry Jamison – “Real Peach”
A folksy meditation on love. It’ll have you “shutting the door” in no time.
Plastic Picnic – “Bite”
Plastic Picnic channels the romantic vibe of the 80s. We highlighted them, as well as this dreamy song, in another round-up last February.
Savoir Adore – “Dreamers”
“Savoir adore” means “to know love.” Whether or not you speak French, you’ll get the drift after hearing this band’s top hit.
TORRES – “Skim”
TORRES, AKA Mackenzie Scott, blends cool and composed rock tunes with electro hooks. “Skim” is just one example, a hypnotic tune with sharp spikes, bound to lure you to shore.
Wet – “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”
There are love letters, and then there are lawn darts to your heart. This one falls into the latter category. So good.
Lead-In Image Courtesy of The Wild Honey Pie