After scorching the alternative charts two years ago with the hit single "Drawer," Santa Monica rockers Summercamp have decided to head for the hills to start work on the follow-up to the band's 1997 debut record, "Pure Juice."
Summercamp plans to begin sessions for the sophomore album in two weeks at a house nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley, situated just outside Santa Barbara, that has been converted into a 24-track studio.
The group will lay down tracks with the creative team of Gil Norton and Chris Sheldon, the same producer and engineer behind the Foo Fighters' 1997 effort, "The Colour and the Shape." Norton also has recent credits with Catherine Wheel and the Counting Crows, while Sheldon previously worked with the English trio, Feeder.
The scenic setting was recommended to Summercamp by its friends in Dishwalla, who hail from Santa Barbara, and it was the studio that Dishwalla constructed to record its 1998 album, "And You Think You Know What Life's
"It is a great environment for us," offered Summercamp's Tim Cullen about its new studio with a view. "It's very peaceful with no distractions and nobody stopping by. It's all about the four of us and the music."
Representatives for Maverick Records say that Summercamp hopes to have its new record out by the end of the year.