Campfire OK releases album When You Have Arrived



Seattle based alternative-rock band Campfire OK releases its full-length album, When You Have Arrived out today September 17th on Fugitive RecordingsThe 12-song album produced by friend and musician Mike Squires (lead guitarist for Loaded and former guitarist of Harvey Danger and Death Cab For Cutie) establishes a dark psychedelic resonance with unbeatable harmonies and catchy melodies. Each track from the record uniquely steeps in colorful showers of synths, horns and banjos creating a genre unto itself.

Campfire OK will be performing at a free in-store event at 7pm at Easy Street Records(4559 California Ave SW) in Seattle tonight September 17th to continue the release week celebration.

Last week ARTISTdirect exclusively premiered When You Have Arrived and starting todayMSN Listening Booth is streaming the album in full for the rest of release week. If you like what you hear, you can purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon.

LISTEN: Campfire OK / When You Have Arrived

Track Listing:  

1. 2&3

2. My Dear Friends

3. Wishing You The Best

4. Fireworks at Night

5. New Tradition

6. Pretty and Kind

7. Whereabouts

8. Orange Grove

9. Wooden Queen (feat. Melodie Knight)

10. When You Have Arrived

11. Smoke Out Your Eyes (feat. Melodie Knight)

12. Our Hearts Beat Light (To An Orange Grove)


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Campfire OK consists of Mychal Cohen (vocals/piano/guitar), Andrew Eckes(banjo/guitar/trumpet), Brandon Milner (drummer), Aaron Huffman (bassist, formerly with Harvey Danger), and Zarni De Wet (vocals and piano). The songs from the album, When You Have Arrived present themselves in a sprightly, electro-pop manner, some tracks introducing romantic and vulnerable lullabies, while others dance between rhythmic intonations.

Campfire OK delivers a unique sound that the band so proudly claims as their own. They swiftly entered the Seattle music scene by performing at festivals such as Doe Bay, Bumbershoot, and The Capitol Hill Block Party.

“Campfire OK’s “Strange Like We Are” grows as it goes, with handclaps and three-part harmonies culminating in powerful choruses.”  -NPR: Song of The Day


On “Wishing You the Best,” the first single from When You Have Arrived, Cohen delivers his earnest plea (“I’m sorry if I was overbearing / But I didn’t mean it”) backed by the thunder of hand-claps and the spine-tingling sound of Eckes’ banjo. – KEXP-FM

“Campfire OK is one of those beautiful, restless entities that don’t stay in one place for too long, but still manage to write concise, focused songs. The band pushes the boundaries of the revival band stigma, incorporating subtle modern elements (synth swells and delay pedals) effortlessly atop the weathered antique frames of their songs” –Seattle Weekly

Purchase When You Have Arrived via iTunes or Amazon.


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