Camp Cope are in the midst of their first North American tour since 2019, and they stopped in NYC on Wednesday night (7/20) for a show at Webster Hall. Petal opened up the night with their first full band set in a few years, playing songs from their last album, 2018's Magic Gone, and their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs." Kiley Lotz said they'd only gotten to rehearse once with their current bandmates before the show, earlier that day, and was delighted to be back on stage, especially supporting Camp Cope, who they first met when they toured together in 2018.
The energy in the room rose palpably when Camp Cope came out next, delivering a set of songs pulled mostly from their great new album, Running with the Hurricane (have you seen our exclusive variant???). The cathartic title track absolutely soars live, and for "Blue," Georgia Maq interpolated lyrics from Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag." They also played "Jealous," "One Wink at a Time" (which Georgia joked she'd stolen from The Replacements), a solo rendition of "Sing Your Heart Out," and "The Mountain" from the new album.