Today Campfires shares a new cut titled Jackals Maw from forthcoming 5th album Fare Trax due out August 30th on Fire Talk. Recorded in a rented house on the Oregon coast in 2018, “Fare Trax” is a collection of songs distilled from several years of playing and recording throughout the Pacific Northwest.
“This album, just like every other Campfires album, isn’t perfect. Campfires is a protest and a refuge against all the crushing commodified perfection that we all have to deal with every day. It’s a place to celebrate the fact that something doesn’t have to be perfect to be great. Influenced by some of the poppier Velvets stuff “Jackal’s Maw” is specifically about us killing the planet, and how modern man is sickeningly disconnected from ancient truths of nature.”
Fare Trax sees Campfires at their most evolved even though the recording is still proudly homemade. Campfires forsake the cold digital perfection of the current age in favor of something more timeless and personal, drawing in influences from new fatherhood and bringing the listener along on a warm, slightly damaged journey.