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New Los Campesinos! Video – “Romance Is Boring”

Cardiff septet Los Campesinos!’ anticipated third album comes out the end of the month. We’ve posted “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future” and “These Are Listed Buildings” and mentioned the collection features guest spots from Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, Parenthetical Girls’ Zach Pennington, and Jherek Bischoff of Dead Science. It… More »

By: brandon / January 19, 2010 - 9:05 am

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

New Los Campesinos! Video – “These Are Listed Buildings”

When Los Campesinos! checked in last month, they offered up “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future,” an anthemic tale about a far-too-pretty girl taking her “diet” of pills (and not much else) to extremes. As I mentioned then, its accompanying video, situated on Barr Island, went for the true-life aesthetic… More »

By: brandon / October 5, 2009 - 9:03 am

New Los Campesinos! – “The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future”

This new Los Campesinos! songs finds the Welsh septet spinning a tale about a far-too-pretty too-thin girl who’s taking her “diet” to extremes (“she’s not eating again / she’s not eating again”), filling up on pills and thoughts of her mother’s early death “from allergic reaction to a general anesthetic.” For the accompanying video the… More »

By: brandon / September 9, 2009 - 11:39 am

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past weekend. That’s a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren’t scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

New Los Campesinos! – “How I Taught Myself To Scream”

Cardiff pop troupe Los Campesinos! are still card-carrying members of the International Tweexcore Underground, but that doesn’t mean they can’t up the distortion. They’re just making like Some Velvet Sidewalk or Crayon, who as part of LC!’s beloved early/mid ’90s International Pop Underground (see Beat Happening, Heavenly), mixed twee sugar with distorted rock. Or maybe… More »

By: brandon / August 15, 2008 - 10:27 am

An MP3 Mix For Your Memorial Day

It’s totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend custom made for welcoming summer, getting drunk, and eating bbq, and yay for that. Before signing off for the weekend, we got to thinking that it’s been a pretty great… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm

New Tokyo Police Club – “Tessellate (Tom Campesinos! Remix)”

When we gave warm but tempered thumbs up to Tokyo Police Club’s Elephant Shell, we made note that “somehow bassist/vocalist David Monks sounds more like Colin Meloy than he has previously, especially on ‘Tessellate’ … Maybe it’s just the way he says ‘tessellate.'” Or maybe it’s just that he says “tessellate” at all. Colin doe… More »

By: brandon / May 9, 2008 - 6:51 pm

New Los Campesinos! Video – “My Year In Lists”

If you like the exclamatory Cardiff pop crew Los Campesinos!, you’ll likely enjoy the stripped-down video for “My Year In Lists” … because it’s basically a series of quick cuts between the septet’s faces. (If you don’t like LC!, this video will likely be very annoying.) There are no Minor Threat references or in-studio rainbow,… More »

By: brandon / April 1, 2008 - 1:24 pm

New Los Campesinos! Video – “Death To Los Campesinos!” (And Hey Now Youngster… Tracklist)

Group shouts, glockenspiels, lots of members, exclamation points — and yet Los Campesinos! sound fresh and vital and a step removed from the blog-bogged devices they’re wielding. It’s the winks to critics with references to bygone heroes that’s helped, yes, but the Sticking Fingers… EP was dud free, and now “Death,” a souped-up take o… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2007 - 12:50 pm

Los Campesinos! @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/30/07

NOTE: We’re gonna start bylining concert reviews because duh.

By Amrit
This is a good time to see Los Campesinos!, 2007’s best newcomers, they who bested vets in quality songs over the spare minutes of an EP and a three-track single alone. At least, it’s a good time to see the Welshboys and girl… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2007 - 11:27 pm

New Los Campesinos! Video – “International Tweexcore Underground”

Exclamatory Cardiff indie-pop septet Los Campesinos!, “the second most punk-rock band in Britain,” reference Henry Rollins, Beat Happening, Minor Threat, Sarah Records, Heavenly, and International Pop Underground, amongst other indie-pop ‘n’ punk ephemera, in their raucous “International Tweexcore Underground.” The Monkmus-directed video for the live staple’s ebullient and Broken Social Scenery chewing as you’d expect… More »

By: Stereogum / September 14, 2007 - 11:21 am
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