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On the heels of the band’s first vinyl release, One Night Weekend, Atlanta’s Campaign is excited to announce their newest release, The Black Album. You can download The Black Album below and stream it too! If you like what you hear you can support the band by naming your price on Bandcamp for high quality, lossless, audio files. The Black Album will be coming out on vinyl later this Summer and will be another joint Dick Party/No Breaks release.

A new release from Atlanta’s Campaign – at two tracks the 7″ is short even by their standards – and it’s another solid addition to a strong catalogue that has been developed over recent years. These two songs are harsher and grittier than past releases, but have less of the melodic presence of earlier EP’s like H1N1 and It Likes To Party. Tracing the development of the band through their last four releases, you can see a departure from catchier hardcore to more straightforward punk.

Atlanta’s Campaign continues two traditions with their newest release: taking full advantage of the green-screen photo-op, and perfecting the extended-play. It only takes four songs to deliver like a full album (even if you end up listening three or four times in quick succession) and by that alone, Beetlejuice!X3 (my personal shorthand) is sheer brilliance.

Harkening back to No Idea bands like Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike, as well as pop-punk from Dillinger Four to the Descendents, Atlanta GA’s Campaign never wavers from a strong melodic backbone. And it is that emphatic melody that pervades the band’s passionate hardcore anthems. These are songs that beg to be…