Tag Archives: The Spruce Campbells

Saturday: Big Day In @ Woodlands Tavern

Tristan Swan of Love Culture was done waiting for somebody else to put on a festival featuring bands influenced by the likes of The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine so he decided to take matters into his own hands.

This Saturday night, Swan presents the second annual Big Day In festival featuring not only local shoegazer/ambient-rock talent, but some national touring acts as well. While many of the bands come from the same collective influences, Swan’s the first to admit that he really just, “wanted to get the bands we really like on the bill.”
Continue reading

mp3: The Spruce Campbells – So Tired (Fugazi cover)


mp3: The Spruce Campbells – So Tired

Jason (Matthew) Kusowski of the Nuclear Children and co-head of local label Champions of the Arts has a new project called the Spruce Campbells, and it’s shaping up really nicely. The first few songs (recorded by Jay Alton) are dreamy, atmospheric pop — lots of oohs and ahhs, strings, layered background vocals, etc. The new stuff also serves as the debut of Chelsea Moore on vocals, who provides a beautiful counterbalance to Matthew/Kusowski’s voice. She steals the show on the Fugazi cover above. Download it.

On the Spruce Campbells’ Myspace you’ll find the rest of the new tunes, all of which will be on the upcoming album Mosques, Museums, Mausoleums, and Other Forms of Escape. They’re also working on a 20-minute, one-song rock musical. And another album.