Campdogzz • In Rounds
Available August 3, 2018 Everywhere
15 Passenger are honored to announce the signing of our first band, Campdogzz! Their epic album, In Rounds, is set for release on August 3, 2018. Campdogzz are such a great band and group of people, we are truly thrilled to be working with them. Campdogzz have premiered their first single “Souvenir” via Brooklyn Vegan, HERE. Campdogzz have premiered their first single “Souvenir” via Brooklyn Vegan with a link below. Described as “complete with crunchy but crystal clear guitars and some really strong hooks,” setting the tone of the album with a pulsating melody that’s as compelling as it is disquieting. In Rounds is available for pre-order via our 15 Passenger store -> http://bit.ly/Campdogzz_PreOrder
Campdogzz -- who have played with artists including Julien Baker, Big Thief, Sam Evian, and Field Report -- will embark on tour this summer, beginning July 6th in Madison, WI and including a stop on July 8th at West Fest in Chicago. The band will head back out on the road on August 2nd in support of In Rounds for a run of dates that includes an August 8th show at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY. A current itinerary is below.
In Rounds is centered around driving rhythms, insistent dual guitars set in intriguing arrangements, and the haunting, evocative voice of Tulsa, OK-native Jess Price. Her melodies take on the shape of a storm making its way in -- and out just as soon. There’s a feeling of electricity, of winds shifting, a magical mix of both comfort and unease. The album was written partially in Chicago but mostly throughout the Southwest as Price and guitarist/vocalist Mike Russell traveled post-tour. Engulfed by desert, this starkness -- like the mercurial storms of Price’s native Oklahoma -- couldn’t help but seep into the songs. It was a period of collective change for the band as relationships began and ended, people moved and planted new roots. Everyone experienced some sort of massive life shift and the album serves as a reflection of that period, of growth and patience.
Price, who moved to Chicago to become a filmmaker, has spent her life writing songs. She never considered pursuing music, however, until her introduction to Russell and Nick Enderle (guitar, synth) while filming a documentary on their previous band, Suns. While Price is the main songwriter, Russell has been equally integral to the band from the start, shaping the sound and contributing a song completely of his own on each album. Campdogzz’s self-released 2015 debut album, Riders in the Hills of Dying Heaven, was the brainchild of solely the pair and came together quickly, but In Rounds represents a shift in their creative process. The new album is a more collaborative and intentional effort, written over a couple of years and recorded in 2017 in Chicago. Like its predecessor, In Rounds is self-produced, but this time with production assistance from engineer Nick Papaleo.
Campdogzz are: Jess Price (vocals, guitar, organ), Mike Russell (guitar, backing vocals), Nick Enderle (guitar, synth), Andrew Rolfsen (bass), and Chris Dye (drums). Drums on In Rounds were played by Matt Evert.