Ever since Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice I’ve been anticipating some new music from Atlanta, Georgia’s Campaign. With their fourth EP (because fuck full lengths is the philosophy of these guys) The Black Album, (what up Jaaaaay-Z) Campaign returns to their gruffy and gritty punk rock sound.
The 5 song album kicks off with Breaking Bones, which is a much more straightforward punk rock song than any of the more melodic songs of theirs in the past. Campaign also shows a new darkness to their music with Slums, a song that dives into dissonant melodies and features an uneasy ambiance throughout. Closing out the album is Out Of Control, which takes a page from good ole fashioned dirty rock and roll.
Campaign definitely expanded their melodic sound on The Black Album without abandoning it, and I have to say, I’m really digging it. Check them out if you liked your punk with plenty of whoa’s and with beer soaked.