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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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  • Sergeant1705

    Christmas EP is absolutely brilliant!

    17 Dec 1:46am 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 5:39pm Reply
  • bqad2

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

    15 Dec 5:38pm Reply
  • pabloco11

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

    12 Dec 8:30pm Reply
  • Akiba61

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

    3 Dec 8:48pm Reply
  • patras522

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

    28 Nov 6:09pm Reply
  • HeyJeremyC

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

    26 Nov 9:43am Reply
  • patras522

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

    17 Nov 1:55pm 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 2:44am 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 8:07pm Reply
  • puismourir

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

    18 Oct 6:00pm Reply
  • AndrewBleeker

    Tom is such a fucking nice guy

    15 Oct 4:15pm 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 8:27pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

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

    1 Oct 12:56am 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 9:14pm Reply
  • i-love-you-neji

    I don't really like their music, but they seem like good people.

    21 Sep 10:32pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    Yes, "Avocado, Baby" was a lovely exception to what I said.

    18 Sep 5:15pm Reply
  • lastneil

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

    5 Sep 10:35pm Reply
  • thekillingspree

    "I think HON,Y is my least favorite LC! album. It just sounds to sugary and cheerful"... Well, that's exactly how I like my Campesinos! to be, and not the progressively gloomier thing they're becoming, album after album. BRING BACK THE SUGAR RUSH, YOU BASTARDS!!

    16 Aug 3:25pm Reply
  • MarcMaquiavel

    this band live is just epic <3

    10 Aug 8:26pm Reply
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