RE-RELEASE OF CAMPDOGZZ’S STELLAR DEBUT, ALBUM RIDERS IN THE HILLS OF DYING HEAVEN
Riders In The Hills Of Dying Heaven track listing:
1. For Decades
2. The Well
6. Holidays in America (Vinyl Exclusive)
7. Weighty Mist
9. Sleeping on the Ground
Happy to announce a re-release of Campdogzz’s 2015 amazing debut album, Riders In The Hills Of Dying Heaven, is out Friday, March 8th. The Chicago band was the 15 Passenger's first signing and their sophomore album In Rounds, released on August 3, 2018, garnered praise from outlets including Bandcamp, Paste, Under The Radar, Popmatters, and The Alternative, among others. Riders In The Hills Of Dying Heaven is now available for pre-order in multiple formats, including vinyl for the first time, HERE. Watch the trailer for the album -- offering a window into band life around the time of recording -- also now HERE.
Campdogzz came together initially as the project of singer/guitarist Jess Price and multi-instrumentalist Mike Russell. Price is a Tulsa, OK native and filmmaker who’d written songs all her life but never performed previously, while Russell cut his teeth in bands including Suns, Wedding Dress, and Wax On Radio. The two met while Price was working on a documentary about touring bands that featured Suns, and after sharing some of her home-recorded demos, they began to flesh out the songs that would become the self-produced and self-released Riders In The Hills Of Dying Heaven. The album came together quickly, and like its successor, is centered around Price’s haunting, smoky, and evocative voice. Riders In The Hills Of Dying Heaven showcases a young band with a preternatural ease for songwriting and a homegrown sound that's bright and immediate at times, somber and resonant at others -- and full of the promise of what’s still to come.
The album and Campdogzz’s steady touring earned the band a devoted following in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest, in addition to slots opening for Big Thief, Sam Evian, Ohmme, Tim Kasher, and Cursive. The band has also appeared in the first season of director Joe Swanberg’s Netflix series, Easy.
Campdogzz recently wrapped up an extensive North American tour in support of Cursive and perform next in support of La Luz in Chicago on March 22nd. The band will also perform with American Football in Chicago on March 30th and at the Nelsonville Music Festival in June. A current itinerary is below.