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Los Campesinos! – “When Christmas Comes”

Los Campesinos! are a strangely perfect band to write their own Christmas music, yet I don’t think I would have ever figured that out had they not announced a new EP today called A Los Campesinos! Christmas, a six-song set of five original holiday tunes and a cover of Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas.” The first… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 17, 2014 - 10:08 am

Los Campesinos! – “Little Mouth”

Last year, the permanently fired-up Welsh indie-poppers released No Blues, their first album in a couple of years, a long stretch for a band as prolific as this one. But they stayed busy for at least part of that time. Before getting to work on No Blues, they wrote and recorded “Little Mouth,” a warm… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2014 - 11:52 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Haim, Los Campesinos! Exchange V Signs On Twitter

Quick anthropological lesson: In the U.K., rather than flashing middle fingers as a “fuck you” gesture, they put up a backwards peace symbol known simply as the V sign. As NME reports, that’s the gesture Los Campesinos! frontman Gareth Paisey posted on Twitter in Haim’s general direction Saturday when the bands were playing across the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013 - 10:45 am

Los Campesinos! – “Avocado, Baby” Video

“It feels like I’m the host of a horrible game show,” sings Gareth Campesinos on the fired-up new Los Campesinos! single “Avocado, Baby.” The beginning of the song’s video finds him doing exactly that, trying to hold it together while acting as the face of an incomprehensible ’70s-style program called The Avocado Show. But thing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2013 - 9:49 am

Stream Los Campesinos! No Blues

Next week, the endlessly fired-up Welsh indie-pop charmers Los Campesinos! will give us No Blues, their fifth full-length. We’ve already posted the first two singles, the giddily morbid “What Death Leaves Behind” and the chant-happy “Avacado, Baby.” Those songs, like the rest of the album and pretty much anything else the band has ever done,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2013 - 11:40 am

Los Campesinos! – “Avocado, Baby”

Los Campesinos! have released another new single off their forthcoming album No Blues due out at the end of the month. We heard the equally catchy and morbid track “What Death Leaves Behind” back in August, and “Avocado, Baby” was definitely born of the same equation. “Avocado, Baby” boasts some wildly depressing lyrics (“May she… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 8, 2013 - 11:25 am

Los Campesinos! – “What Death Leaves Behind”

Los Campesinos! are back in October with a new album from which they’ve just shared a new track. Overflowing with death-obsessed lyrics that nonetheless slice with cleverness (choice line: “Why must I lie awake, from dusk until the morning, through fear of bein’ impaled upon errant mattress spring?”) the track is absolute ear candy. Synths,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 29, 2013 - 11:09 am

Los Campesinos! – “A Doe To A Deer”

For what feels like the first time in forever, the endlessly fired-up Welsh twee warriors Los Campesinos! managed to make it to the end of the year without releasing any albums. They have, however, offered up a brand-new free-download Christmas single called “A Doe To A Deer,” which should scratch any Campesinos!-related itches you may… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2012 - 11:21 am

Los Campesinos! – “I Love You (But You’re Boring)” (The Beautiful South Cover)

Next month Los Campesinos! frontman Gareth Campesinos! will join his favorite songwriter Paul Heaton (Housemartins, the Beautiful South) in a tour of the new soul opera “Paul Heaton’s The 8th” and “Paul Heaton & Friends — Greatest Hits,” back-to-back sets over six nights in the UK. In advance of these dates, Los Campesinos! have covered… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 11, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Los Campesinos! – “Tiptoe Through The True Bits”

Though “Tiptoe Through The True Bits” was recorded during the same sessions that brought forth the latest from Los Campesinos!, Hello Sadness, it didn’t end up on the record. But, the moody, spare Gareth-led groove deserves to be heard, and so the band is giving it away as a freebie. Nab it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Los Campesinos! – “Songs About Your Girlfriend” Video

Los Campesinos! star as strippers — or strippers star as Los Campesinos! — in this clip for “Songs About Your Girlfriend,” whose functional lyric “Oh, your mask is slipping!” is a good clue to the video’s proceedings. Watch the David Spearing-directed clip below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 14, 2012 - 4:06 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, there were some good videos this week! Two of the five videos below come from the directing team of Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris, neither of whom I’d ever heard of before. They even came out on the same day. Nice work, Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris! We’ve got those, as well… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Los Campesinos! – “Hello Sadness” Video

In the video for the new Los Campesinos! video “Hello Sadness,” a mob of hooded art-school terrorists kidnap the members of the band, forcing them to do mundane tasks like trimming their beards and eating spaghetti. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but it does lead to a closing twist that I didn’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 1:08 pm

Los Campesinos! – “Hello Sadness”

You’ve heard the first-released single to the new Los Campesinos! record, “By Your Hand,” and now hit a stream of title track “Hello Sadness.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Los Campesinos! – “By Your Hand”

Earlier this morning, Welsh indie rock standouts Los Campesinos! unveiled the first track from their upcoming fourth LP, Hello Sadness. “By Your Hand” is an uptempo singalong drizzled in the usual instrumentation we expect from the collective that’s also drenched in heart-on-sleeve emotionalism. Sure, it’s not exactly a new page of the playbook, but it… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 8, 2011 - 9:44 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

New Indie Rock Christmas Songs For 2010

Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here’s ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I’ve also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

By: jessica / December 23, 2010 - 11:09 am

Los Campesinos! Made A Christmas Song, New Quarterly Zine

“Kindle A Flame In Her Heart” is a downcast Los Campesinos! Christmas song that appears on a 7″ in the band’s new quarterly zine, Heat Rash. With the right editing, Amazon could use it in their 2010 holiday ad campaign. More »

By: brandon / December 9, 2010 - 4:30 pm

White Ring – “Suffocation (Los Campesinos! Remix)”

Brooklyn duo White Ring will release a new 7-inch single for “Suffocation” in August, and the digital version comes with five remixes of the track, including this one by Los Campesinos! They don’t have much in common, but Los Campesinos! have always had a hidden (and sometimes, very apparent) dark edge to their songs. Their… More »

By: jessica / July 6, 2010 - 5:53 pm
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