frontmanCaleb Ian Campbell
rolled through our El Sibil studios in Oak Cliff last week for a taping our recurring video series,DC9 Live at El Sibil
. And he brought with him a new-ish sound and even a few friends--members of Denton actsBabar
andEl Sibil vetsDear Human
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, who, starting with this performance, will now serve as Campbell's live backing band at shows.
It was quite the intimate offering, too, as you can see in the clip above. See, Campbell and his new bandmates set up a tent of bedsheets under which to play their set.
Don't take that as a distraction intended to draw your attention away from Campbell's music, though; it's not. Though slower-paced than his Polycorns work, Campbell's new material allures just the same, just more deliberately paced and more melodically. Oh, like you're surprised? Dude's from a musical family; his brother's the frontman for another fine local act, Orange Peel Sunshine. Still need more reasons to watch? OK: Campbell also just wrapped the recording of his debut release, and he worked with some big area names on it, too: Robert Gomez recorded the disc; Sarah Jaffe even guests on the album for a duet.
The disc's still a ways off from its release, though. So, in the meantime, check the above clip. And enjoy.