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Los Campesinos!

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (2006 – present)

Los Campesinos! are an band which formed in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom in 2006. The band’s current lineup consists of Gareth Campesinos! (vocals, glockenspiel, keyboards), Kim Campesinos! (vocals, keyboards), Tom Campesinos! (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Neil Campesinos! (guitar), Rob Campesinos! (vocals, guitar, keyboards, glockenspiel, percussion) and Jason Campesinos! (drums). The band has released five albums since their formation: “Hold On Now, Youngster…” (2008), “We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed” (2008), “Romance Is Boring (2010), “Hello Sadness” (2011), and “No Blues” (2013).

Four original members of the band have left the group since 2009. Aleksandra Campesinos! (vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel) left the band in 2009 to focus on her studies. She was replaced by Gareth’s sister Kim in September 2009. Ollie Campesinos! (drums) left the band June 2010 and was replaced a three weeks later by Jason Campesinos!, the band’s longtime road manager and merch table salesmen. Harriet Campesinos! (violin, keyboards, vocals) left the band on in September 2011 to continue her studies. Ellen Campesinos! (bass, vocals) left the band in December 2012 to focus on other projects. Rob Campesinos!, who performs solo as Sparky Deathcap, is the official eighth (or, since Aleksandra’s departure, ninth) Campesinos! - the band compares his role in the band to the one Bob Nastanovich had in Pavement. After a year of being a semi-official member, Rob was made a full member of the band upon Ollie’s departure. The band’s name translates to “The Peasants” (or “The Farmers”) in Spanish.

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  • thekillingspree

    Wow, someone else who feels the same way about the latest Los Campesinos!... What is wrong with you, dikiz?! Nonetheless, welcome to our apparently very exclusive club! Please, have a cigar! Or a sausage, if that's more your thing.

    25 Apr 7:05pm Reply
  • Akiba61

    1,000 plays yeaaah buddy

    27 Mar 5:12am Reply
  • dikiz

    Agree 100%, Avocado, baby only decent track, mainly because of the backing female vocals

    1 Feb 4:32pm Reply
  • dikiz

    The craziness and wittiness is gone with Aleksandra. It sounds now like Arcade Fire. Get the girls back!

    1 Feb 4:25pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    avocado baby! - never forget where you came from, I feel reassured [2]

    24 Jan 10:55pm Reply
  • Sergeant1705

    Christmas EP is absolutely brilliant!

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bqad2

    Oh, damn, they're British. Then Im writin' in English -- this band is really fucked up. I think they are gays, really. Cheers.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bqad2

    Realmente, esta banda es puta. Creo que sean maricones, asi es.

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • pabloco11

    What I expected: something good What I got: Imagine Dragons + Bombay Bicycle Club and instant terminal stage cancer

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Akiba61

    These lovely British fucks aren't letting me download their stuff from their Soundcloud.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • patras522

    http://pitchfork.com/advance/607-a-los-campesinos-christmas-ep/ :)

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • HeyJeremyC

    No matter how many other bands I start listening to, I always find myself coming back to Los Campesinos!...

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • patras522

    https://soundcloud.com/los-campesinos/when-christmas-comes New Christmas song is here :)

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Seperat0r

    I swear if anyone ever saw me singing along to Romance Is Boring they would never want to be around me again, like it must be the most physically unattractive display.

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • marisasophie

    Check out my blog post about successful indie acts still on an indie label! http://musicyoumayhavemissed.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/7-indie-acts-still-on-an-indie-label/

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • puismourir

    only really started realising how good this band is after their albums got audibly "gloomy", tbh

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • AndrewBleeker

    Tom is such a fucking nice guy

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • sheepmachine

    IMO hello sadness > no blues > romance is boring > we are beautiful, we are doomed > ???? > hold on now youngster. probably because my introduction to them was 2010, "we've got your back" and "straight in at 101," i never really listened much to the earlier albums and don't have the nostalgia associated with them ¯\\_(シ)_/¯

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Seperat0r

    IF IT WASN'T FOR THE CORRUPT US PHARMACY WHAT WOULD WE DO?

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • sonicfrusciante

    LC! have been gloomy from their debut album onwards. Tales of sorrow and despair are what they excel at and that, combined with not a sugar but an angst-fueled, youthful rush and great musical inventiveness, makes WAB, WAD their best album. If only they would again approach the layered beauty of You'll Need Those Fingers for Crossing...

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
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