Song Premiere: Chief Scout, “Run Away From Home”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 09.24.14 in News

Trey Rosenkampff recruited James Petralli of White Denim fame to help develop and record the five songs on his upcoming EP, and the two seem like a proverbial match made in heaven. At the age of 20, Trey hails from Suwanee, GA, undertaking the Chief Scout moniker as an outlet for his polished, blaring psych-rock tendencies. Petralli’s garage-rock fuzz shines through on “Run Away From Home,” though almost every instrument was played by Trey himself. Blazing, choppy guitar arpeggios gut a track made brighter by its astronomical chorus that embraces youthful, rock ‘n’ roll abandon. Many of the fraying chord changes seem improvised as they sporadically scrape into Trey’s brash vocals. But they’re just a warm-up for the tempestuous, squeaking guitar solo that comes later and rips any hope for a traditional rock song to shreds.