For more than two years, The Spruce Campbells have teased us with limited releases of 4-track EPs. The tracks take fans on a racy adventure back-and-forth between the Bi-Polar Coordinates. On June 9th, The Spruce Campbells performed a career milestone, as the full collection made its official release.
Featured in The Hot 17: Volume II, The Spruce Campbells is on the forefront of psyche-pop with dynamic arrangements and epic lyric structure, as expressed in songs like “Frost Giant.”
After being voted into CD101 Day 2012 and thus leading to regular rotation in The Alternative Station, their catchy “More-O’s” finds audiences of choruses, throughout the radio and live shows alike. When absent from the stage, frontman and music mastermind, Jason Matthew Kusowski collaborates with Zauber Brewing, creating original beers to share with the public. The private parties serving the beers have created a hubbub, enticing those with a curious mind. When word was released that this rare brew, appropriately named “Frost Giant,” would couple the release of the full album, beer enthusiasts joined in the anticipation of the date. Rightfully so, it seems The Spruce Campbells have been hard at work, despite their sporadic shows.
The Spruce Campbells played to a tightly-packed house. The walls of Kobo were pressed back from those reaching to get the right pic on their phone, those pushing to find just the right spot to see, and most of all, those of the untamable dancing. The enthralled crowd was captured by bar manager Jacob Wooten’s favorite track “A Farewell,” and went wild when the guitar pulled them into the scandalous chase of “Parker and Barrow.” When the screaming audience felt the best, The Spruce Campbells packed their gear… But they wouldn’t stop screaming. For the well-deserved encore, The Spruce Campbells performed “Just Like Honey,” the cover they were recently requested to record for a UK compilation.
The crowd had barely calmed down after the heart racing performance before the keg of Frost Giant was tapped out. The Spruce Campbells pulled off a two-year project, despite the intimidation, and isn’t even slowing down long enough to raise a toast of accomplishment. While you read this, there is a lyric being head-sung, a guitar riff consuming a day-job, an astro sound bite sliding into audio samples, or a crowd-stomping drum fill crushing a counter top waiting for its moment to be a part of the next journey of The Spruce Campbells, and to one day, sail “across the open seas.”