The duo of Jess Price and Mike Russell operate out of the eternally corrupt city of Chicago, where native Russell has been playing for over a decade. While his nationally-recognized acts Wedding Dress, Suns and Wax on Radio featured his presence on the mic, Campdogzz is fronted by Price, an Oklahoma emigrant with a voice that hits listeners like a dust storm. The pantheon of female singers with rootsy, radiant voices has been waiting for its next inductee, and with sharp melodic hooks bolstering Price's delivery, the spot is hers for the taking.
Sharing guitar duties with Price is multi-instrumentalist Russell, whose past critical acclaim is represented in the quality of the music. Blending elements of Townes Van Zandt, Songs: Ohia, Cat Power, and Sonic Youth, Campdogzz have created a sound that's bright and immediate at times, somber and resonant at others, while always remaining lively and weighty with the promise of becoming classics. The band will add members to take these songs across the country from July-September. Visit facebook.com/campdogzz to see if your town is one of the 40 plus. [+]