France Camp

When the beloved Minneapolis band Nice Purse tragically ceased to be, a smoking hole was left where the bombastic group once stood tall. Fortunately for the humans of the universe, lead man France Camp decided to continue writing and releasing his own brand of surf punk under his assumed name - along with James Wolfeatens, Dylan Rose and Kyle Kimm - to equally awesome returns. 

Throughout their blistering eight track debut album [2013], France Camp play smash-n-grab to their rock n roll forefathers, blending and stitching sounds ranging from blues to surf to country twang to brazen punk. Recorded dutifully by Ali Jaafar at Ecstattic Studios in Minneapolis, the band was able to capture the torching, ramshackle energy promised from their often chaotic live performances. 

"Departing from the sunny, surf-kissed melodies of their self-titled debut EP, Purge [2015] follows France Camp into darker, heavier territory, mixing elements of hard psychedellica with pulverizing stoner metal riffs, crafting a far nastier concoction in the process. The record's title quickly became an apt metaphor for the band's creative headspace, wrestling with their own personal and musical demons and using the album as a release from the swirling negativity they were experiencing." - Zach McCormick, City Pages

Past Shows


Oct
10
th
2019
Mainroom
Oct
10
th
2019
Mainroom

Oh Sees

with France Camp and DJ MATTHEW ST-GERMAIN
Sep
26
th
2019
7th St Entry
Sep
26
th
2019
7th St Entry

Surf Curse

with Dirt Buyer and France Camp
May
24
th
2019
7th St Entry
May
24
th
2019
7th St Entry

France Camp

with New Primals, Double Grave and Prim Woes
Feb
15
th
2019
Fine Line
Feb
15
th
2019
Fine Line

FIDLAR

with France Camp
Dec
17
th
2018
7th St Entry
Dec
17
th
2018
7th St Entry

ZIG ZAG WANDERER

with France Camp, American Cream and OTTO VAN
Sep
6
th
2018
7th St Entry
Sep
6
th
2018
7th St Entry

In The Whale

with The Modern Era and France Camp
Mar
28
th
2018
7th St Entry
Mar
28
th
2018
7th St Entry

Acid Dad

with France Camp and Go For Retro
Jan
15
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
4
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
4
th
2018
7th St Entry

Scrunchies

with France Camp, Devata Daun and SAUNA ACCIDENT
Oct
18
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
18
th
2016
7th St Entry

Jacuzzi Boys

with France Camp and Black Sam Malone
Sep
3
rd
2016
Turf Club
Sep
3
rd
2016
Turf Club

Real Numbers and Heaters

with France Camp and the Cult of Lip
Aug
16
th
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
16
th
2016
7th St Entry

Zig Zags

with France Camp and Tongue Party
May
21
st
2016
7th St Entry
May
21
st
2016
7th St Entry

La Luz

with Sick Sad World and France Camp
Dec
23
rd
2015
Turf Club
Dec
23
rd
2015
Turf Club

FESTIVUS at the Turf Club

w/ Airing of Grievances & Feats of Strength
with France Camp, What Tyrants and Tongue Party
Oct
3
rd
2015
7th St Entry
Oct
3
rd
2015
7th St Entry

NANCY'S RAYGUN

with France Camp, Bruise Violet and Cherry Cola
Sep
10
th
2015
7th St Entry
Sep
10
th
2015
7th St Entry

Mike Krol

with Hollow Boys and France Camp
Aug
5
th
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
5
th
2015
7th St Entry

Plastic Pinks

with France Camp and CRÜISE
May
21
st
2015
7th St Entry
May
21
st
2015
7th St Entry

METZ and FIDLAR

with France Camp
May
15
th
2015
7th St Entry
May
15
th
2015
7th St Entry

France Camp

with Stereo Confession, NANCY'S RAYGUN, DAISY CHAINS and more!
Apr
10
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
10
th
2015
7th St Entry

JEFF The Brotherhood

with Bully, France Camp and Stereo Confession
Jan
21
st
2015
7th St Entry
Jan
21
st
2015
7th St Entry
Jan
15
th
2015
Turf Club
Jan
15
th
2015
Turf Club

The Dirty Banks

with France Camp and Warehouse Eyes
Oct
12
th
2014
7th St Entry
Oct
12
th
2014
7th St Entry

Stereo Confession

with France Camp, Some Pulp, The Bombshells and more!
Sep
2
nd
2014
7th St Entry
May
16
th
2014
Indeed Brewery
May
16
th
2014
Indeed Brewery

ART-A-WHIRL AT INDEED

with The Chambermaids, France Camp and WHATEVER FOREVER
Feb
12
th
2014
7th St Entry
Feb
12
th
2014
7th St Entry

Cheap Time

with France Camp and Holographic Sands
Dec
14
th
2013
7th St Entry
Dec
14
th
2013
7th St Entry

France Camp

with FRANKIE TEARDROP (Solo), Hollow Boys and Teenage Moods
Nov
2
nd
2013
7th St Entry
Nov
2
nd
2013
7th St Entry

FIDLAR

with France Camp and FRANKIE TEARDROP (Solo)
Sep
12
th
2013
7th St Entry
Sep
12
th
2013
7th St Entry

Queen Kwong

with FURY THINGS and France Camp
Jul
28
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jul
28
th
2013
7th St Entry

Jack Campbell

JACK CAMPBELL CD Release Show
with Narco States, Porch Knights and France Camp
Mar
27
th
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
27
th
2013
7th St Entry

Esben and the Witch

ESBEN AND THE WITCH
with Heliotropes and France Camp
Feb
9
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Feb
9
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

the Vaccines

with France Camp and San Cisco
Nov
3
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
3
rd
2012
7th St Entry

Those Darlins

with Heavy Cream and France Camp
Sep
20
th
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
20
th
2012
7th St Entry

COLLEEN GREEN BAND

with Plateaus and France Camp
Aug
1
st
2012
7th St Entry
Aug
1
st
2012
7th St Entry

Eleni Mandell

with France Camp and Painted Saints

More Shows

Dec
1
st
First Avenue
canceled

King Krule

with Lucy
Oct
31
st
First Avenue

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Oct
29
th
NoonChorus

Mike Krol

Feb
15
th
First Avenue

Apocalyptica

with Lacuna Coil