credit: David Bentley
Camp Howard is an experimental indie-rock band fronted by songwriters Nic Perea and Wes Parker. Bilingual member Nic Perea, who is originally from Mexico, contributes songs in Spanish that shape the band’s sound with a Latin influence. Matt Benson and Brian Larson, both graduates of the jazz program at VCU, hold the group close together with their technical talents. The band released their first record in 2016 with the help of local friends Citrus City Records and Crystal Pistol Records. The group then began to tour up and down the east coast in support of their first release. A year later, the band released a more polished EP titles “Juice EP” through Egghunt Records. The lead single and title track “Juice” made its way into a Consequence of Sound article and quickly became Camp Howard’s most popular track. The bands efforts were rewarded in the summer of 2018 with a support tour opening for Stone Temple Pilots. Camp Howard has continued to tour and grow with an emphasis on tight musicianship and honest self-expression.
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