A performance and Q&A—produced by the team at I Know We Should—filmed at NYC’s Platinum Sound Recording Studios


There’s certainly no shortage of talent in New York City, but it’s not every day that the space—literal and metaphorical—is created for talented strangers to gather in a designated space, at a specific time, with the sole goal of working together to make some music magic happen.

However, that’s exactly what happened during Anti Social Camp—the world’s largest songwriting camp, hosted by Anti Social Producers Club—earlier this month, where 150 artists came together for 100+ songwriting sessions, along with a week’s worth of performances, parties and live events, to celebrate collaboration and creation. And to demonstrate, to the utmost degree, what can happen when truly talented people with different experiences, specialties and perspectives are put in a room together to combine their powers.

As musicians and producers took over studios across the city to unite and write, I had the ridiculously sick opportunity to host some intimate studio sessions with four participants at Platinum Sound Recording Studios, produced by the extremely fun and lovely (and ridiculously-good-at-what-they-do) video/audio experts and BdBK BFFs Brad Wagner and Juan Soria of I Know We Should.

Over the course of a Tuesday afternoon, we hosted live sessions with Mia Berrin of Pom Pom Squad, Ben Thornewill (of Jukebox the Ghost), Ant Saunders and Ray Angry, during which the musicians performed sweet sets, infused with spontaneity, and chatted about the camp, their craft and their experiences doing the most important thing: makin’ art, man. 

Last week, we dropped the video featuring Ben Thornewill of Jukebox the Ghost (watch that one here). NEXT UP: Check out our session featuring Pom Pom Squad captain Mia Berrin!

Pom Pom Squad’s album Death of a Cheerleader just turned two last month, and Mia and her band will be celebrating with an anniversary party at Baby’s All Right on July 20th, compete with custom flash and a fashion show (+ contest) for which you’re encouraged to wear “whatever makes u feel hot and iconic.” (Grab tix here!) Pom Pom Squad will also be hitting the road supporting Poppy and PVRIS in September. (Details here.)

Pregame the festivities via the performance above, grab your anni tix and sign up for the ~official~ PPS mailing list here.

And be sure to check out the YouTube page of I Know We Should for so much killer content, plus follow Anti Social Club to stay in the know on cool opps and events.

I’m not exaggerating when I say there’s nothing in the world I love more than this. I hope you enjoy.


Guitar and vocal: Mia Berrin // Host: Sam Sumpter // Video: Brad Wagner // Audio: Juan M Soria

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