Fresh off a East Coast run and CMJ debut, Chief Scout, aka 20-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalistTrey Rosenkampf, is excited to debut his latest track, “Oh Shit.” Premiered this week. The track is available as a part of the “Run Away From Home / Oh Shit” Single, out now on Columbia Records.
Hailing from Suwanee, GA just outside of Atlanta, Trey Rosenkampff has been writing music all of his life. Trey spent his high-school years playing guitar and honing his songwriting chops. His music received early nods from James Petralli of White Denim, who invited him to record with him in Austin after seeing Trey play. Along the way, he was picked up by longtime friends The Weeks as their touring guitarist. Seeing a future in music crystallizing, Trey was faced with a choice: take the easy path and go to college or skip it and focus on his budding music career. Trey chose the latter option and never looked back.
With his friends at college and feeling alone for the first time, Trey gave himself completely to his music, pushing himself to work outside of comfort zone. “Lyrically, my music came from what I was feeling and thinking at the time. It was the first real moment that I realized that I wasn’t in a consistent group. Everyone was adapting to a new life.”
Throughout 2013, he worked on new music with Petralli and his longtime collaborator, Jim Vollentine (White Denim, Spoon, White Rabbits, Alberta Cross). As a group they created songs that are fast and aggressive, wrapped in psych rock textures, all the while filtering in the twang and jangle of a songwriter born in the south. The end result was a collection of songs like “Run Away From Home” that envelop the listener in the erratic whirlwind that is TreyRosenkampff’s mind.
Chief Scout – “Run Away From Home / Oh Shit” Single
(Out Now – Columbia Records)
1. Run Away From Home
2. Oh Shit