1. Charlie was written as an epilogue to a 'Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis' by Tom Waits. It's a continuation of a story about the wanderlust of youth leading to dangerous things, and the associated regrets, coupled with an overwhelming homesickness for what's been left behind.

    Charlie is the first single from the Camp Dark album, Nightmare In A Day, released May 12, 2015:

    Video edited by John Paul Burgess
    Footage used c/o Prelinger Archives: "Radiotherapy: High Dosage Treatment", "Atoms For Peace" & "Is This Love?"

    Written by Adam Svec & Graham O'Brien
    Lyrics by Adam Svec
    Produced by Graham O'Brien

    Samplers & Drums by Graham O'Brien, Synths by John Keston, Bass Guitar by Casey O'Brien, Guitar by Matt Leavitt, Omnichord and Guitar Solo by Chris Salter

    Camp Dark's first offering, Nightmare In A Day, started as a song skeletons composed by Adam Svec and Graham O’Brien. The meat on the bones was added by a list of wonderful players (see the list of contributors). The arrangement of the limbs, direction of the hair, and shade of the makeup was largely generated and organized by O'Brien. This collaboration initially started shortly after Svec's third solo release, Weaks In The Waves, for which O'Brien played the roles of instrumentalist, engineer, and producer. The first installment of their collaboration, in conjunction with the writing and playing prowess of Casey O'Brien, arrived in the form of Proofreader. Zero Squared in 2013.

    After spending a year living in Charleston, SC, Svec's experience of the American South resulted in a number of song ideas that included the racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still disappointingly apparent in the heart of Dixie. The juxtaposition of the heavy lyrical content settled against a gorgeous sonic landscape reminiscent of Radiohead's "Let Down" or Bjork's "Yoga" makes for a musical experience that will have the audiophiles reaching for their headphones and the motorists choosing the long way home.

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  2. Are You Hiding was inspired by holiday trips back to South Dakota. The song navigates the trajectory of playing roles of earlier versions of you. This veneer eventually falls apart when the years become visible. A person can only hide in plain sight for so long before they are spotted. It's an anthem of empathy for those who experience this distance between former and current selves.

    Camp Dark is a new MPLS band featuring singer/songwriter Adam Svec & producer/drummer Graham O'Brien.
    "Are You Hiding" is taken from the forthcoming album, "Nightmare In A Day"

    Video edited by Adam Svec
    Footage used c/o Prelinger Archives @ archive.org

    Written by Adam Svec & Graham O'Brien
    Lyrics by Adam Svec
    Produced by Graham O'Brien

    Samplers & Drums by Graham, Bass by Dan Choma, Guitar by Adam Svec, Additional Guitar by Matt Leavitt, Additional Keyboards & Synths by by Matt Friesen & John Keston

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