Thursday, August 07, 2008

Los Campesinos! Are "Beautiful...Doomed" On New Album

Download: Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!" (via I Guess I'm Floating)
Download: Los Campesinos! - "We Throw Parties, You Throw Bombs" (both from Hold On Now, Youngster...

In case you hadn't figured it out, Welsh septet Los Campesinos! are an excitable bunch, what with the wanton use of exclamation points on their debut album, Hold On Now, Youngster... and everything. In fact, the group are so excited about their infectiously enthusiastic brand of twee-pop that they've gone out and recorded an entirely new album consisting of ten songs. This after a mere 10 months after releasing Youngster..., which was released earlier this February. The album, titled We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, is set for release on November 11th. Who are these guys, the Beach Boys in 1964?

Lest you think that there's some anonymous Svengali over at Arts & Crafts who're treating Los Campesinos! like, well, peasents to be exploited, the band wants you to know that "that this is no post-album cash in." Rather, the group explained on their website that "(the new album is) no B-Sides and rarities or 'songs that weren't good enough to be on the album cobbled together with some remixes and field recordings of Cardiff's indie scene'; it's ten all-new tracks that none of you have ever heard before."

Now that's something to get excited about. Here's the tracklisting for We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

1. Ways To Make It Through The Wall
2. Miserabilia
3. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
4. Between An Erupting Earth And An Exploding Sky
5. You'll Need Those Fingers For Crossing
6. It's Never That Easy Though, Is It? (Song For The Other Kurt)
7. The End Of The Asterisk
8. Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown # 1
9. Heart Swells/Pacific Daylight Time
10. All Your Kayfabe Friends

But where are the exclamation points!? Where did they go!? No Matter. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed is out on October 13th.

Los Campesinos! MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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