Los Campesinos

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
"There's red stains all over the place/ But they're not blood, they're Cherryade"

I've been waiting seven years for a new Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 15 March 2007 13:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

And I've been waiting six months for someone else to say this!

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 15 March 2007 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

i am confused.

but want to hear the new neufeld produced record!

sean gramophone, Friday, 16 March 2007 15:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

they still have these sorts of indie kids in wales?

thomp, Saturday, 28 July 2007 16:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

they sound a lot like envelopes with the girl with the cute accent playing off the boy with the cute accent. a lot of the same roughed-up but still sharp guitar sounds and kinda twee bells/claps/keys, too. they share the same hyper self-awareness as well, but i think campesinos! try much harder to be a serious band while still doing the "it's not blood it's cherryade" thing, while envelopes are one stepr from I'm From Barcelona in terms of omglookbutdon'tlook tweenes.

i really really like this band.

Jordan Sargent, Friday, 10 August 2007 02:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

The "Frontwards" cover is great (probably my second favorite rendition of it, with the live version on the second disc of the S&E reissue being my first). "You! Me! Dancing!" is quickly becoming one of my top summer jamzzzz.

duestown, Friday, 10 August 2007 04:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

this band makes me sort of wish i'd never found ilx.

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Essplain

Dom Passantino, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

they make taking drowned in sound seriously and not listening to any music that isn't made by white people in cords seem like a good idea.

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

i do think that they've got it in them to make the indiepop "juicy" thou

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

define:self-parody

Dom Passantino, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

RIP Big Man?

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

My ex-girlfriend used to say that

Dom Passantino, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

When you came?

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeh, that was too far.

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train, Im certain, left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place, the usual bunch
And still on top of this Im pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue
I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away
At five I must have left, theres no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, Ive done it ever since I finished school
The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, Im sure my life was well within its usual frame
The day before you came

Must have opened my front door at eight oclock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some chinese food to go
Im sure I had my dinner watching something on tv
Theres not, I think, a single episode of dallas that I didnt see
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then I must have read a while
The latest one by marilyn french or something in that style
Its funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

And turning out the light
I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came

Dom Passantino, Friday, 10 August 2007 13:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

never understood why you post entire lyrics to songs

-- blueski, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:14 (1 week ago) Bookmark Link

acrobat, Friday, 10 August 2007 14:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rHt2CveSXqE

"Calvin Johnson never meant anything to me"

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 11 October 2007 12:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

HEY THIS BAND ARE FUCKING AWESOME TALK ABOUT THEM YOU GUYS

Dom Passantino, Friday, 12 October 2007 15:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yes, they are awesome. When's the full-length?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 12 October 2007 15:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

February 08

Dom Passantino, Friday, 12 October 2007 15:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Someone mentioned Envelopes here, they are much better than the Campesinos.

zeus, Friday, 12 October 2007 15:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

I never cared about Henry Rollins either.

Matthew H, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 11:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

The commercial potential for "You! Me! Dancing!" is off the charts, isn't it?

Cunga, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

They're like a not-humorless Arcade Fire, with better production and funner songs! And Welsh! Yesssss!

Simon H., Tuesday, 23 October 2007 20:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Xpost. "off the charts" is where it'll stay.

everything, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I hear Gruff Rhys is playing with them on tour next year.

teflon monkey, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 23:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wasn't Hugh Pooh-Stick available?

everything, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 23:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Xpost. "off the charts" is where it'll stay.

I knew I set that up as soon as I hit "Submit Response."

Cunga, Wednesday, 24 October 2007 00:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

:)

Tape Store, Sunday, 25 November 2007 02:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

mang have the retards in this video ever seen this video ?
surely they must die

tramp steamer, Monday, 26 November 2007 04:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Track listing for the album (Wichita, 25th Feb)

1. Death To Los Campesinos!
2. Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
3. Don’t Tell Me To Do The Math(s)
4. Drop It Doe Eyes
5. My Year In Lists
6. Knee Deep At ATP
7. This Is How You Spell ‘HAHAHA, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams of A Generation of Faux-Romantics’
8. We Are All Accelerated Readers
9. You! Me! Dancing!
10. ...And We Exhale And Roll Our Eyes in Unison
11. Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks

Dom Passantino, Monday, 17 December 2007 11:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nice, but no room for "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"...?

mike t-diva, Monday, 17 December 2007 12:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I still like them, but hoo boy they need to work on the live show - when nine out of the ten songs in your set prominently feature glockenspiel, headaches arise.

Simon H., Monday, 17 December 2007 12:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this has leaked

bakerstreetsaxsolo, Friday, 4 January 2008 18:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Listening now.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

"I am not Bonnie Tyler/ And I am not Toni Braxton"

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

7. This Is How You Spell ‘HAHAHA, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams of A Generation of Faux-Romantics’

nabisco, Friday, 4 January 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^What's really great about that track is that that is the chorus, it's not just a fucking instrumental they've slapped a great title on.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 19:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

My copy has a track 12, called "2007 The Year Punk Broke (My Heart)"

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 19:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anyway, so yeah, 2008 album of the year.

Dom Passantino, Friday, 4 January 2008 19:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't wait to listen to this, but as hungover as I am, I'm not sure my head will be able to stand it just yet.

maciej recognizing trill, Friday, 4 January 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I relented, it's as wonderful as I'd hoped.

maciej recognizing trill, Friday, 4 January 2008 22:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

guitars on this are great

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 January 2008 23:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

sadly, much as when live, this is boringly samey. you can interchange vocal lines between most of their songs.

Simon H., Friday, 4 January 2008 23:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

when seen live

I was really hoping they'd have some new tricks up their sleeve for the lp. sadly not.

Simon H., Friday, 4 January 2008 23:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

guys this album is so good

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 January 2008 20:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anyway, so yeah, 2008 album of the year.

-- Dom Passantino, Friday, January 4, 2008 1:34 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark Link

^would agree w/ this if not for hot chip

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 January 2008 20:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

This album is great. I just can't wait to hear the mastered version.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 9 January 2008 20:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

so you think is an early leak?

the only two weak songs on here are 'knee deep at atp' and 'this is how you spell hahaha'. everything else is great. love how it's sequenced, too.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 9 January 2008 21:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

all goosebumps-ed out from this song. Love love love.

Evan R, Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:31 (three years ago) Permalink

this fucking band is going to make me reopen my Livejournal account

Evan R, Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:32 (three years ago) Permalink

this song is really, really good

"by your hand" is awesome though yeah. "to tundra" off the last joint is one of their best songs ever too.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Hello Sadness was good enough, only OK, but I'll forever love it for lowering my expectations enough that I could be surprised and delighted by this new one. I didn't think the band had the wow factor left in them anymore.

Evan R, Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:53 (three years ago) Permalink

HOLY FUCK COLOUR ME EXCITED

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:39 (three years ago) Permalink

all of the above especially the love for to tundra and the fact that most of hello sadness wasn't as mediocre as many of us older fans felt but that after some realllllly high quality heat rash singles and this i am v psyched for this record

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Is there a way to hear those Heat Rash singles? I would happily shell out money for them; it was dumb of me not to subscribe.

Evan R, Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:51 (three years ago) Permalink

not to my knowledge although if you email gareth at askheatrash or the official los camp account maybe he'd send you the mp3s for paypal?

if not (or if so?) send me an email

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:59 (three years ago) Permalink

the heat rash singles were great, but so was the tiptoe through the true bits b side they released for free through the blog and the christmas single which i don't think was a heat rash exclusive last year? doe to a deer iirc.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 29 August 2013 18:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Heat Rash / Non Album Stuff:

Kindle a Flame in Her Heart / The Holly and the Ivy (December 2010)
Heat Rash #1: Light Leaves, Dark Sees / Four Seasons
Heat Rash #2: Dreams Don't Become You / I Love You (But You're Boring)
A Doe to a Deer (December 2012)
Heat Rash #3: Allez Les Blues / Dumb Luck
Heat Rash #4: She Crows (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #4) / To the Boneyard
Tiptoe Through the True Bits

Heat Rash #2 is covers and they're ok but not vital. #1 was good but not mindblowing. #3 and #4 are some of my favourite songs from that era of LC! and Doe to a Deer / Tiptoe are A+ wonderful.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 29 August 2013 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Super helpful! Thanks!

Evan R, Thursday, 29 August 2013 19:08 (three years ago) Permalink

All of three and four are on youtube:




devvvine, Thursday, 29 August 2013 19:09 (three years ago) Permalink

aw i dont think i received hr#4

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 29 August 2013 19:50 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

a heart of stone, rind so tough it's crazy / that's why they call me the avocado, baby

J0rdan S., Thursday, 26 September 2013 21:22 (three years ago) Permalink

press copy? i haven't gotten my preorder yet.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 27 September 2013 20:08 (three years ago) Permalink

There aren't many albums lined up for the rest of the year that I'm looking forward to (at least not ones with hard release dates), so I'm trying to lower my hopes for this album, because right now they're probably way too high

Evan R, Friday, 27 September 2013 20:15 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah gareth sent me the album

i haven't had a chance to listen to it much yet unfortunately but it sounds really good..."glue me" is my favorite i think

J0rdan S., Saturday, 28 September 2013 06:00 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Outstanding album

Evan R, Thursday, 17 October 2013 15:50 (three years ago) Permalink

This might be a Top 10 of the year for me. Really enjoying it. Every song is so tight and compact.

Evan R, Friday, 18 October 2013 19:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Download link sent out to pre-orderers about 10 mins ago.

michaellambert, Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink

no blues indeed.

gareth might have not had his heartbroken in a while.

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:24 (three years ago) Permalink

This is streaming on Pitchfork advance now

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 October 2013 20:42 (three years ago) Permalink

people laugh they will call it folly
but we connected like a yeboah volley

pandemic, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:55 (three years ago) Permalink

leave with all the dignity
of missed Panenka penalty

pandemic, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:58 (three years ago) Permalink

anybody else get the free download code for the A Good Night for a Fistfight live album? it's immediately telling me the code is not valid. wondering if anyone else had this problem.

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 13 November 2013 04:26 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This is excellent.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Friday, 6 December 2013 05:20 (three years ago) Permalink

Being from the states I don't know what anything in that article is or means, but it all seems awful. Just awful.

Evan R, Monday, 9 December 2013 22:39 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

New album coming, new single:

https://soundcloud.com/los-campesinos/i-broke-up-in-amarante

Evan R, Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:33 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

i am enjoying the new album from unpopular beat combo los campesinos!

devvvine, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Same. I wish Americans had a greater appetite for self-loathing and football metaphors. They weren't even able to tour here on the last one!

fits, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I really like 'Sick Scenes' too. Currently on a US tour, aren't they?

michaellambert, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I haven't connected with this one at all :(

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm seeing them in a few weeks. Hope this album is as good as the last one.

Gukbe, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe I'm underrating it... those first three songs are killers. When the energy drops though the band seems to show its age

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm quite enjoying them settling into a few mid-tempo numbers in their advanced age, but yeah it definitely thins out on the second half.

fits, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe I'm underrating it... those first three songs are killers

haven't heard the new one yet but this has been sorta the case with the last two albums. the great songs are so GREAT though

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink

When I saw them in december 'I Broke Up in Amarante' got maybe the biggest reception i've ever seen a new song get.

devvvine, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

they've apparently been opening their shows with "the low" which, i'd have to leave immediately for having a nervous breakdown during the first song

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

the great songs are so GREAT though

I WAY overrated No Blues because it has two or three total knockouts on it; that's probably why I'm more guarded with this one. But when this band was on their game even their filler used to be gold

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

they're just doing the same thing as No Blues here, with the synths a bit less prominent, but not much stands out

i really miss the noise & ambition of We Are Beautiful We Are Doomed & Romance is Boring, it's a bit strange how that all disappeared not too long afterwards with Hello Sadness

ufo, Thursday, 23 February 2017 04:12 (one month ago) Permalink

That's definitely been gnawing at me. There's a 'fuck it, throw everything at the wall and see what sticks' attitude on Romance that I really miss. Feel like not being able to do the band full time took it out of them a bit. If they get to make another one maybe they should just ask Jamie Stewart to produce it.

devvvine, Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:34 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

good list but replace "by your hand" with "as lucerne/the low"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp Pretty great list, especially love your words on 'i just sighed..' which might be my favourite as well.

'in medias res', 'to tundra', 'drop it doe eyes' and 'she crows' probably the only omissions i'd fight hard for

devvvine, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the fav i'd fight for is "i warned you: do not make an enemy of me"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In hindsight I'd have put "Lucerne" somewhere on my list. That's an anthem. "Do Not Make An Enemy of Me" is one of those songs I always forget I love until like 30 seconds in, and always forget I REALLY love until the chorus comes in.

Looking at the lists ppl are sharing on Twitter shows how wide the range of interest is in Romance is Boring. There's something for everybody there.

Evan R, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I gave the new album some space and it grew on me in a big way. Their best album since Romance is Boring. "5 Flucloxacillin" is sensational.

Evan R, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

would put In Medias Res and I Just Sighed... right at the top & Drop It Doe Eyes somewhere but it's good to see those WABWAD tracks in the top 5

ufo, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 23:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

has to be the first indie rock song with flucloxacillin in the title

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.