Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Diana

Diana

Camp Candle

Wed, November 30, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Diana
Diana
…”Now’s the time for believing..” begins the chorus of “Born Again”, the first single from DIANA. On a surface level, the song floats by on a cloud, the bass keeping you buoyed while the synths elevate youinto an opiated trance. Digging deeper into the lyrics however, we find a story of struggle in a small town, small-minded animosity, and the joy of triumph over adversity. With lush sounds and strong melodies, these songs entice the listener into a world that is deeper than its surface lets on.

DIANA is Joseph Shabason, Kieran Adams, and Carmen Elle. Paul Mathew has since joined to round out the live show. Shabason and Adams spent endless hours making music together since meeting at music school and used what was left of their time lending their saxophone and drumming skills, respectively, to many bands in their native Canada, including Shabason’s recent contributions to Destroyer’s Kaputt album and subsequent touring.

Taking demos that they had written on a late August trip to a lakeside cottage, the two went into the studio with co?producer Roger Leavens. Carmen Elle came in to sing on a track. Both Kieran and Joseph had seen Elle perform in different groups and thought that her voice would add something special to the songs, a massive underestimation. Regardless of who wrote these lyrics and melodies, the songs belonged to Elle the second they left her mouth, each nuance of phrasing and melody deepening the sentiments put forth. With Elle’s lush vocals in place it felt right to give the project a life beyond the studio. DIANA was born.

There is something looming in the corners these songs, a pop sensibility is undeniably present, but never overwhelming. There is always enough room left for the imagination to complete the picture. Though you might hear echoes from times past, this music is definitely of a new school. DIANA comparisons defy eras; from Roxy Music to Toro Y Moi, from Style Council to Nite Jewel, from Sade to Twin Sister. This makes sense; though they’re happy to be in this good company, for DIANA the point is pushing forward, and that they do.
Camp Candle
Camp Candle
Two friends from Philadelphia embark on a journey. A journey full of spirituality and music. They are Camp Candle.

She is Hetepsa, and he is Nu Ra. They met in high school, namely an agricultural high school. W.B Saul High School, an outlet away from the decadence that plagued the city streets. It was very special to both Hetepsa and Nu Ra because they would be able to explore most of the massive 130-acre campus. They both participated in many activities in school.

Living in the city of Philadelphia, they noticed something about their city. Most youth did not have the same outlet they've experienced. Crime is growing at an alarming rate. Schools are being closed every month. The youth need something, enter Camp Candle. The mission of Camp Candle is to use their light to spread it amongst the city. Camp Candle is for the people.

Camp Candle draws it's influences from many places. You can find hints of synth pop, hip hop, indie rock, soul, and many other styles of music. The song writing process of Camp Candle is very unique. Nu Ra, who does 1/2 of the production starts the instrumentation. When Hetepsa brings her flavor, she moves the music along with her lyrics and voice.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com