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

More Shows

Aug
26
th
7th St Entry

Monica Martin

Aug
10
th
7th St Entry

Flip Rushmore

with Friend Dog and Lazenlow
Jul
30
th
Turf Club

huhroon, Black Velvet Punks and Goon Tribune

Nov
11
th
Fine Line

Peach Tree Rascals

with SEB