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Seattle, Washington’s Campfire Ok blend atmospheric indie-pop, danceable rock and roll and dark psychedelica to create a sound distinctly their own. Though the band’s early output leaned to the folk side of pop music, the band has taken a slightly darker, more fluid, more atmospheric approach on it’s later releases and has continued to revisit older songs with new arrangements. Their forthcoming third LP, Other People, is sure to be a breath of fresh air for Seattle, which has become known for more folk-driven stylings in the past few years.
Campfire OK began as the creation of songwriter Mychal Cohen (vocals/guitar), who, in 2010, began recording what would become CFOK’s debut album, Strange Like We Are (2011). After a very fruitful album cycle for Strange, the band has signed to the Seattle-based Fugitive Recordings and released their sophomore album, When You Have Arrived, in September of 2013.
CFOK fans have already erected a shrine to the lush, earthy soundscapes that make up the band’s live performances, and the media have taken notice. FencePost called CFOK “a musician’s favorite group of musicians,” while the Seattle Weekly declared:
“Campfire OK is one of those beautiful, restless entities that don’t stay in one place for too long, but still manage to write concise, focused songs…” – Seattle Weekly