Los Camp! Take Two

on Saturday, August 02, 2008
Pretend Welsh seven piece Los Campesinos! have announced details of a new album, due out in October?! Their debut album 'Hold On Now, Youngster...' was only released in February so they are being eager beavers. Here's what they had to say:

Los Campesinos! are very happy to announce the release of a new record. Coming on October 13th is 'We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed': ten brand new tracks recorded in Seattle from June 12-23rd with our dear friend Mr John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Wedding Present, Wu Tang) and mixed immediately after at Monnow Valley in Wales.

And despite 'Hold On Now, Youngster...' being only 5 or so months old, LC! wanted to emphasise that this is no post-album cash in.

It's 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.

So the tracklisting looks like this:

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


News to come shortly on a tour featuring the best line-up to grace these (UK) shores since the NME one with Andrew WK!

Love, as ever, LC! X

As far as I'm aware, none of the songs have been previewed live yet so should be exciting to get those first listens in. People (i.e Drownedinsound.com messageboard folk) are hinting at No Age and Times New Viking as supports, which wouldn't surprise me at all. In celebration of the news, I've got an Usher vs Los Camp mash-up which has been on repeat for weeks on my computer. [The Hood Internet], who are both prolific and brilliant, have mixed 'Love In This Club' with Los Camp album closer '2007, The Year Punk Broke (My Heart)' to surprisingly ace effect.


n.b this post is dedicated to an old school friend of mine who I just found out has passed away. I'm pretty gutted but I hope he would have liked this track. 2005 cricket tour wouldn't have been the same without you and it was a pleasure to have known you. RIP Mitesh Patel (1988-2008).

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