Hot New Music : Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Los Campesinos! have taken the frenetic danceable sounds that made Hold On Now, Youngster… one the better records of the year, focused and refined them just a little bit, and the end result is their fine second release of the year, the “mini album” We are Beautiful,We Are Doomed. It’s available digitally today with an extremely limited cd edition to be released next week. I’d advise picking up a copy of this quick they won’t last long.

Here’s some info about the Limted Edition via their website :
– 27th October sees the release of what the majority of you have decided to call our ‘second’ ‘album’. Not that we ever have mind you.
– There will be no singles released from this RECORD.
– This RELEASE is going to be limited. There will be one, worldwide run of CDs, and then it will be out of print. Done with.
-The package comes in a 14cm by 19cm by 2.5cm two-piece card box. That makes it rectangular in shape.
– The CD will be accompanied by a self-made DVD documentary of our weekend at Oya festival and SummerSonic in August of this year.
– It also includes a 30+ page ‘zine, including the record’s lyrics and contributions by artists including Xiu Xiu, Grandaddy, Tender Forever, Menomena, Parenthetical Girls and Paul Heaton, based around the title ‘We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed’.
– Also each box comes with an exclusive poster drawn for us by Jeffrey Brown.

Los Campesinos! – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Buy We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (i Tunes)
Order The LTD Edition CD Version

They also put on an extremely fun live show which I was lucky to catch earlier this year. Sadly no upcoming US dates but they’ll be traversing across the UK,Europe and beyond well into December. I Highly recommend checking them out if they’re coming near you.

Upcoming tour dates
14 October – Brighton, Komedia with No Age and Times New Viking. tickets
15 October – Liverpool, Carling Academy 2 with No Age and Times New Viking. tickets
16 October – Leeds, Irish Centre with No Age and Times New Viking. tickets
17 October – Dublin, Whelans with No Age and Times New Viking. tickets
18 October – Glasgow, School of Arts with No Age and Times New Viking tickets
20 October – London, Electric Ballroom with No Age and Times New Viking.
21 October – Bristol, Fleece with No Age and Times New Viking.
22 October – Manchester, Academy 3 with No Age and Times New Viking.
23 October – Dundee, Fat Sam’s With Malcolm Middleton and Eagleowl
24 October – Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire with Copy Haho
5 November – Madrid, Joy Eslava
6 November – Valencia, Mirror
7 November – Barcelona, Razz 2
8 November – Bilbao, Rockstar Barakaldo
9 November – Brussels, Botanique
10 November – Cologne, Luxor
11 November – Amsterdam, Melkweg
12 November – Munich, Atomic CafĂ©
13 November – Bologna, Estragon
14 November – Rome, Piper
15 November – Milan, Rolling Stone
18 December – France, Paris Maroquinerie


5 On A Friday : Crazy Ways are Evident

August 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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To quote the inimitable Led Zeppelin, Dancing days are here again, as the summer evenings grow…
(Have you heard the rumor ? Jimmy Page will be supposedly playing at the closing ceremonies of the Olympics…Hmmm)

1: The Feelies – Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith)
Rare Bob Magazine Flexidisc

2: T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer
Buy Electric Warrior
3: Los Campesinos! You! Me! Dancing!
Buy Hold On Now Youngster…
4: Killing Joke – Wardance
Buy Killing Joke
5: The Cave Singers – Dancing On Our Graves

Buy Invitation Songs