Who It Is: Camping in Alaska – BATHE; Broken World Media (2014)
What It Sounds Like: Math rock with aggressive, growling vocals
Camping in Alaska was introduced to the world as “twinkle emo” with their 2013 release please be nice. However, the opening track, titled “insight,” carried a heavier, math rock tone and texture that was inconsistent with the rest of the album. The abrasiveness of this song has caught the attention of listeners and earned most scrobbled track on the band’s last.fm. With BATHE, it seems the boys in Camping in Alaska took the hint and turned the sounds of “insight” into an album of its own, featuring fast, poppy guitars, heavy drums, and intense vocals.