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BC Camplight

How To Die In The North

America Canada New album from maverick songwriter BC Camplight 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 alterego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007 both gems of a certain psychpop vintage combining eloquent songwriting with a selfdestructive 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 sunshinepop from blueeyed soul to speedy surfpop from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that's part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune Originally from New Jersey Christinzio started playing piano aged just four inspired by his mum's Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad's classical collection Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing Postschool he fell in with people willing to go through shit to be a musician which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic' He's already done two sessions for longterm fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music which featured Christinzio's band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians Christinzio also heard John Grant's album on the jukebox there which encouraged him to approach Bella Union Grant's cocktail of depression and selfsabotage thwarted an outrageous talent but he took his second chance The same deserves to happen to Christinzio a similarly outsize sharp and funny personality with a nonconformist streak Far from dying BC Camplight has been reborn in the North

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