"This is raging, contorted, striped down to the bones, pure hardcore, back to the basics but looking forward music. It’s furious and experimental, cutting and abstract simultaneously." --Brushvox
"This record just brims with passion and energy. Rockin and rollin and probably falling on the floor and breaking instruments." --Mind Intrusion
"Campbell Trio have constructed a bedroom post-hardcore/punk album that could rival any seasoned or big label band shredding today. Their first recording, The Campbell Trio Sings the Blues, is a furious collection of distorted madness, raging vocals, and experimental arrangements that remind me of legendary west Texas outfit, At the Drive In." --BandSoup
"Without reinventing the wheel, Campbell Trio merges hardcore, punk and metal on the best EP released here in years. Sings the Blues is a hardcore ogre with a gentle and experimental soul. I mean, a pariah, an outsider." --RemixZH
These are the very first recordings of the punk group The Bruce Campbell Punk Rock Trio, commonly know just as Campbell Trio, compiled in an extended play.
These tracks were slowly recorded some time between late 2008 and early 2010 at Diego's bedroom on his and Rafa's house in Porto Alegre, extreme south of Brazil, except for the drums, which were recorded at Music Box Studios, and the gang vocals of "Y's," which were recorded on the bathroom.
All the songs were produced, engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Campbell Trio at Diego's bedroom.
All the songs were written and performed by Campbell Trio.
The artwork and package were created, developed and handmade by Campbell Trio.
For the end of the outsourcing of ourselves.
Campbell Trio would like to thank grandma Edith, for the food and patience, Moises "the legend" Izidro, for joining the Trio on the gang vocals for "Don Copal or the Department of Death" and "Salvador Limones' Lost Souls Alliance," Adalberto Porto Alegre for all the advices on how to do silk screen on paper, Overall Records for releasing the physical version of this record in Brazil and Sad Punk in Argentina.
Feel free to share, copy, distribute, transmit, broadcast, remix, or use this music and words to do whatever you want for any noncommercial purpose. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work under the same conditions.
You can contact Campbell Trio sending an email to campbelltrio at gmail dot com. Feel free to write for any reason.
This release is currently sold out. Feel free to download it and make your own version of it. If you are interested in repressing it, write campbelltrio at gmail dot com.
Thank you for listening.
released May 6, 2011