Search Results for:

ALEX CAMERON

Alex Cameron

Oxy Music

    Alex Cameron has always been a great storyteller, finding his ways into the depths of the places where not many others are looking, and Oxy Music continues on that trajectory. It’s filled with stories of people who fall outside the system and exist in the grey areas of life. And much like 2017’s Forced Witness, Oxy Music is a work of fiction. In its design - its music, lyrics and tracklist - lies the journey a person can take, if the circumstances present themselves - down the road of heavy drug and alcohol abuse. Initially inspired by Nico Walker’s Cherry, Cameron was spurred into yet another commentary on American Life, this time about the opioid crisis that has taken over the country. Alex says about Oxy Music: “The album is a story, a work of fiction, mostly from the perspective of a man. Starved of meaningful purpose, confused about the state of the world, and in dire need of a reason to live - a person can, and according to the latest statistics, increasingly will, turn to opioids. This is one of those people.”

    While Oxy Music could be dark, it’s instead brighter and more buoyant than much of Cameron’s previous work, a shift in mood first seen across 2019’s Miami Memory. It’s told from a place of optimism and through the lens of Cameron, in the way that only he can tell it.

    TRACK LISTING

    SIDE A:
    1. Best Life
    2. Sara Jo
    3. Prescription Refill
    4. Hold The Line
    5. Breakdown

    SIDE B:
    6. K Hole
    7. Dead Eyes
    8. Cancel Culture (feat. Lloyd Vines)
    9. Oky Music (feat. Jason Williamson)

    Alex Cameron

    Miami Memory

      Alex Cameron’s newest and most musically expansive LP, the glistening Miami Memory, takes a surprising turn. Cameron’s flair for narrative and character are still on full display; yet Miami Memory’s most frequent narrator is, for the first time, Cameron himself—singing with stunning candor of his three-year relationship with his girlfriend.

      “When you listen to these songs, and you’re waiting for the twist, or the joke, or any kind of discomfort, I can assure you none of those things were there when I wrote them,” says Cameron. “These are true stories, of actual events. Specific but never esoteric. And graphic but never offensive. Miami Memory is the story of a couple balancing sex with contemporary family values...It’s my gift to my girlfriend, a symbol to hoist on the totem of love.”

      Though remnants of his synth-driven earlier work sneak in to unsettle the tone, the bulk of Miami Memory, produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty) and recorded and mixed by Marta Salogni (Björk, Kelela), revels in the emotional overdrive of classic dad rock, its warm, anthemic songs driven by bass, guitar, sax, and layers of Vegas wedding chapel-ish organ.

      Cameron’s dad rock funhouse of an album ultimately twists and subverts the genre: it recalls classics the white male ego has historically visited for its regular adrenaline injection, and morphs them into a singular “stepdad” rock that largely turns its lens away from the dads, celebrating the demise of old norms of gender and power. In his depiction of his relationship, Cameron reveals a striking honesty about love and sex in a time where a palpable fleetingness hangs over everything from relationships to human life on this planet—but also where constricting mores have deteriorated enough to let “family life,” in all its morphing forms, exist outside of social obligation. With arresting straightforwardness, Cameron now sings as himself, paying tribute

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: Huge stadium-rock choruses and growling synths provide a glitzy and sturdy backdrop for Cameron's soaring vocals and robust 80's-tinged pomp. Huge, overblown, and great fun all round.

      TRACK LISTING

      SIDE A:
      1. Stepdad
      2. Miami Memory
      3. Far From Born Again
      4. Gaslight
      5. Bad For The Boy

      SIDE B:
      6. End Is Nigh
      7. PC With Me
      8. Divorce
      9. Other Ladies
      10. Too Far

      Alex Cameron

      Forced Witness

        “Up until 2014 I was an investigator’s assistant in a public law office. I can’t tell you exactly what my job was on account of I signed a shut your mouth agreement around the time I quit for stress related reasons. But what I can say is that I dealt with corruption and badness perpetrated at the highest levels of authority, daily. I clocked all these leads and I made a file. Because these aren’t things you keep in the dark. You shine a light on the badness and you strive to understand it.

        “From a dossier on all things delicate and beautiful and sadly human. Crimes of passion and victims of love. All contained in 10 hot songs. Who’s the culprit? I’ve got my inklings and you can get your own. But first you need to listen to the thing, take it all in, stick photos to your walls and connect them with string, measure footprints in the yard, wear a suit made of reeds, track the migration patterns of birds, intercept whispered transmissions, learn to eat spiders with a hunting knife, sleep in air ducts, make the case.

        “Here it is, my album: ‘Forced Witness’.” - Alex Cameron

        Album features guest appearances by Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Angel Olsen and Weyes Blood.

        TRACK LISTING

        Candy May
        Country Figs
        Runnin’ Outta Luck
        Stranger’s Kiss (duet With Angel Olsen)
        True Lies
        Studmuffin96
        The Chihuahua
        The Hacienda
        Marlon Brando
        Politics Of Love

        Alex Cameron

        Jumping The Shark

          'My name is Alex Cameron and I won't waste your time. When you're talking about me and my business partner, Roy Molloy, you're talking about the online cowboys in the wild-west days of the World Wide Web. And if you want to know what we're really about just look at all the things you wish you'd done differently. All the things you stopped yourself from doing on account of the fear of failure, or rejection. Weigh that up against your ambitions. Think about your work ethic. We're reclaiming failure as an act of progress. An act of learning. Something to celebrate.

          A word's meaning can change depending on who utters the thing; and so we present characters - shapes are morphed and stories are delivered. This is a collection of 4-minute tales written to provide you with insight into the inner workings of failed ambitions and self-destruction. Unedited, uncensored, and without inhibition. I've learned to reveal what I want to unlearn. I cast a light on the darkness and in doing so understand love and compassion. Fear is to be confronted, and to learn strictly requires failure - over and over. Celebrate failure with Jumping The Shark.'

          TRACK LISTING

          1 Happy Ending
          2 Gone South
          3 Real Bad Lookin
          4 The Comeback
          5 She's Mine
          6 Internet
          7 Mongrel
          8 Take Care Of Business


          Latest Pre-Sales

          153 NEW ITEMS

          😀 Saw you at the counter, you should have said something. Good work 📸 https://t.co/wqQo2STKoT https://t.co/PVMGyAoOfl
          Fri 1st - 1:04
          OPEN Happy #newmusicfriday everyone 🙌 Here’s a small selection of some of the great releases out today. We’re here… https://t.co/nQH66gfETC
          Fri 1st - 9:19
          Weekly New Release Mailout https://t.co/4lm6opBfkd Gwenno, Warmduscher, La Torre Ibiza, Fleet Foxes, Momma, Melts… https://t.co/FV4oblkDGg
          Thu 30th - 5:20
          E-newsletter —
          Sign up
          Back to top