Sunday, March 29th, 2009
CONTEST – Los Campesinos! vinyl prize pack
Jon BermanAn eyebrow may have been raised last year when preternaturally perky Welsh pop conglomerate Los Campesinos! announced that they’d be following up their debut full-length Hold On Now, Youngster…, released in February, with another full-length in October. And the other eyebrow went up when it was revealed this second record would be darker in theme and tone than its predecessor.
But anyone expecting that We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed would be the band’s Closer was sadly mistaken – it’s almost as peppy and insulin coma-inducing as Youngster, but that “almost” is significant in that the glee, which made the debut almost unlistenable for me, is dialed down just enough that I can make it through this new record without wanting to go out and get in a fight. That’s progress.
The band are on tour across North America through mid-April when they play Coachella. That jaunt includes a stop here in Toronto at the Opera House on Wednesday, April 1, and while I don’t have passes to give away, I have something that’s arguably better – courtesy of Arts & Crafts, I’ve got three prize packs consisting of a copy of both full-length albums – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed and Hold On Now, Youngster… – on 12″ vinyl and a limited-edition poster featuring artwork by Jeffrey Brown. If you want, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I am beautiful, I am doomed” in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the body. Contest is open to residents of Canada and will close at midnight, April 1 – right about when Los Camp decamp from the Opera House stage.
The band has also been blogging work on album number three. Including pictures of poo.
MP3: Los Campesinos! – “We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed”
MP3: Los Campesinos! – “How I Taught Myself To Scream”
MP3: Los Campesinos! – “Miserabilia”
MP3: Los Campesinos! – “Don’t Tell Me To Do The Maths”
MP3: Los Campesinos! – “We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives”
Video: Los Campesinos! – “My Year In Lists”
Video: Los Campesinos! – “Death To Los Campesinos!”
Video: Los Campesinos! – “The International Tweexcore Underground”
Video: Los Campesinos! – “We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives”
Video: Los Campesinos! – “You! Me! Dancing!”
MySpace: Los Campesinos!
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