El Campo Share New Criticism

We’ve been keeping an eye on Texas outfit El Campo for quite some time, and we’re really pleased to share with you “New Criticism,” a new tune from the band’s forthcoming LP. The songs below are quite powerful, seemingly sprawling across the great landscape of Texas; I’m particularly in love with the way Jarid Morris’ voice soars just beneath the 3 minute mark…a pretty powerful moment. However, this song is also marked by hardship, as is the entirety of the new record; lead songwriter Jarid was dealing with lymphoma while drafting these songs…and there’s an honesty in staring at death that I feel comes across, particularly in the accompanying demo version we’ve posted below. Goldun Stair, Meet You There will be out soon…and we hope you’ll spend some time listening below.