Campdogzz capture the bleak yet spirited heart of the industrial midwest in a five-piece band propelled by driving rhythms, insistent dual guitars set in intriguing arrangements, and the haunting, evocative songs and voice of Tulsa native Jess Price. In a moment, Jess turns a beguiling melody to a darkening storm, rich in portent and meaning.
Campdogzz have earned a devoted following in Chicago and the midwest, with a line-up that has solidified into a potent live band featuring Jess Price (lead vocals, guitar and keyboard); Mike Russell (guitar and backup vocals); Nick Enderle (guitar); Mahmoud Haygood (bass); and Matt Evert (drums). In addition to their own headlining shows and tours (until recently conveyed by a school bus rigged for self-sufficient touring and camping; if you don’t know where to get the best falafel in every American city, you are definitely not a Campdog), the band has opened for Big Thief, Sam Evian, Ohmme, Tim Kasher and others. They were recently seen in the first season of the Netflix series, “Easy,” recorded a popular Audiotree live video session, and self-released “Riders in the Hills of Dying Heaven” in 2015. That early recording has been streamed nearly 2 million times. Now, Campdogzz are poised to come aggravate your blues, bang your head, and remind you where you are on the long road away from home.
In Tall Buildings
In Tall Buildings Announces New Album Akinetic Out March 2nd on Western Vinyl
Releases Video For New Song “Beginning to Fade”
Directed by Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle
“…deftly arranged metropolitan pop…” – STEREOGUM
“…lovely…the perfect soundtrack to your snow-soaked mid-week.” – SPIN
“…expertly crafted…” – PASTE
“Wide-eyed and instantly likable…” – POP MATTERS
Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall announces his long awaited return as In Tall Buildings with the new album Akinetic, out March 2nd on Western Vinyl. The follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Driver, Akinetic was produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) and recorded at Hall’s home studio in Chicago.
Expanding on Hall’s known penchant for densely layered yet deliberately understated song craft, Akinetic yields ten new tracks of spacious and textured handmade pop. With the addition of a kindred and veteran co-producer, the duo of Hall and Deck weave rock and indie-folk with ambient and electronica, bolstering Hall’s most intelligent and focused songwriting yet.
To commemorate the album, Hall is thrilled to share the video for its lead track “Beginning To Fade,” lovingly crafted and directed by Natalie Bergman of Wild Belle. The video pairs the song’s blissful, fuzzed-out pop rock with vintage technicolor elements and Natalie’s signature use of stop motion collage animation.
As In Tall Buildings, Hall has performed with Sharon Van Etten, Natalie Prass, Vieux Farka Touré, Lord Huron, Matthew Sweet, and Ben Watt, among others. A frequent collaborator and touring sideman, Hall has also recorded and toured in Wild Belle, NOMO, Lean Year, and His Name Is Alive.
Founded in the winter of 2014 with borrowed guitars and a month long trial of Ableton; Laundry Day began as an experiment amongst friends but quickly found traction both in their hometown of New Haven and in surrounding cities.
With shows at The Bowery Electric, and BAR, supporting roles for bands like You Won't, Frontier Ruckus, The Spring Standards, and Jeffrey Lewis. With friends in high and low places, Laundry Day are all too excited to see what their project has in store for them.