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"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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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

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

i am confused.

but want to hear the new neufeld produced record!

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

four months pass...

they still have these sorts of indie kids in wales?

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

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

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

Essplain

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

define:self-parody

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

RIP Big Man?

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

My ex-girlfriend used to say that

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

When you came?

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

Yeh, that was too far.

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

HEY THIS BAND ARE FUCKING AWESOME TALK ABOUT THEM YOU GUYS

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

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

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

February 08

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

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

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

I never cared about Henry Rollins either.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wasn't Hugh Pooh-Stick available?

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

one month passes...

:)

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

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

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

two weeks pass...

this has leaked

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

Listening now.

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

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

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

Anyway, so yeah, 2008 album of the year.

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

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

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

guitars on this are great

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

guys this album is so good

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

This is streaming on Pitchfork advance now

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

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

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

leave with all the dignity
of missed Panenka penalty

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

three weeks pass...

This is excellent.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Friday, 6 December 2013 05:20 (four 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 (four 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 (one year 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 year 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 year ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

k3vin k., Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:37 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Not right to call this old age
But it certainly ain't youth no more

Evan R, Thursday, 18 May 2017 00:41 (one year ago) Permalink

Was kinda down on side B at first but have been going back to it loads recently. Might rank this above WabWad now.

devvvine, Thursday, 25 May 2017 11:53 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

This band's great trick was going from making some of the most immediate records of their era to making growers. Sick Scenes has really aged beautifully.

Evan R, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Hold On Now, Youngster turns 10 today

'Hold On Now, Youngster…' is 1️⃣0️⃣ years old today! 🎉

Related commemorations and celebrations, coming soon.

For now, blast it loud on your headphones one time tonight. pic.twitter.com/BqwjQzDLEL

— Los Campesinos! (@LosCampesinos) February 22, 2018

Evan R, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:34 (four months ago) Permalink

front to back classic

devvvine, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:43 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah I'm so lucky to have this thing in my life

Evan R, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:49 (four months ago) Permalink

aw I remembered 'You! Me! Dancing' only just this week. What a fantastic song. What a great band. I should have spent more time with them.

Badgers (dog latin), Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:49 (four months ago) Permalink

this album saved me from trash-heap indie

devvvine, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:56 (four months ago) Permalink

You Me Dancing, My Year in Lists, Death to Los Campesinos, Sweet Dreams Sweet Cheeks...I still play these on the regular, brilliant energy.

This and Thunder Lightning Strike by The Go! Team were my go-to mood boosters for years

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:38 (four months ago) Permalink

https://goo.gl/images/1goPv3 Probably posted this in another thread, but agree/disagree with the music he loves, the Phonogram series is a good read.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Whoops. It's the third image down in this article. One Phonogram character recommends the band to another. There's a page that follows where the second character listens to "You! Me! Dancing!" and loves it.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:51 (four months ago) Permalink

listened to this again today and it sounded as good as ever

J0rdan S., Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:39 (four months ago) Permalink

then i was listening to some of romance is boring and it also sounded great

J0rdan S., Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Those are the two that have held up the best, I think. But whenever I put on We Are Beautiful, that one sounds glorious, too. I'm really hoping some younger bands discover them and are inspired by their voraciousness.

Evan R, Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:45 (four months ago) Permalink

between like crying, martha and modern baseball they've already had a pretty good influence imo

devvvine, Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:51 (four months ago) Permalink

how was their album from last year? i've been meaning to check it out (since, uh, last year).

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:52 (four months ago) Permalink

it's really good, their best since Romance is Boring, but it doesn't quite deliver the youthful jolt most people probably expect from this band

Evan R, Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:55 (four months ago) Permalink

they had a really incredible run with those first three albums

ufo, Friday, 23 February 2018 01:03 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Reissues of HONY and WABWAD out in Oct to celebrate the glorious anniversary!

http://www.loscampesinos.com/news/2018/4/11/hold-on-now-youngster-and-we-are-beautiful-we-are-doomed-to-be-remastered-and-repressed

devvvine, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:17 (three months ago) Permalink

On Saturday October 13th we’ll be playing our biggest ever UK headline show at the O2 Forum, London. MISERABILIA, as we’re calling it, will be unlike any Los Camp! gig before as we’ll be playing two sets, supporting ourselves.

The first set will be made up solely of songs from the above mentioned albums (plus maybe some other tracks from the time…) and then once we’ve towelled down and sprayed on some deodorant we’ll be back out on stage again to play another set, made up of the rest of our catalogue from the past decade of being the UK’s premiere DIY/punk/emo (delete as applicable) band.

😻

Evan R, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

picked up a ticket, may be US shows as well:

We're really excited that you're excited, thank you.

AMERICANS - please don't do anything rash and fly over like you say you're going to. We're looking into the affordability of/getting the time off work for US shows. We'll keep you posted...

— Los Campesinos! (@LosCampesinos) April 11, 2018

devvvine, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink


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