STREAM: Campaign – “Breaking Bones”


While Campaign’s last EP, Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!, found the band refining their melodic hardcore punk with more compact and streamlined songwriting, the band’s latest effort, the five-song The Black Album, sees them taking a diametrical approach with songs that sound more raw, abrasive and unhinged. Case in point is the ferocious opener, “Breaking Bones,” a blistering four-on-the-floor rager that’s fast, noisy and replete with hardcore attitude. Stylistically it’s not far removed from the No Idea-style punk that the band has been churning out consistently since their inception, but the band has ratcheted up the aggression and agitation and the result is a sound that is more blunt and forceful than anything the band has done before. This is the kind of music that I buried myself in back in high school, but nothing here feels dated; there’s no sense of lingering nostalgia. This is fist-pumping punk played with snarling passion and hostile irreverence, and, for me, that will never get old.

Give “Breaking Bones” a listen below. If you like what you hear you can download The Black Album in its entirety for free.

Campaign celebrate the release of the Black Album tonight at Star Bar. They will play in support of Posey & the Party Pirates. Fellow locals Koskee, the Kanikkes and Part of the Problem will also perform. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

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