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Monday, July 3

Los Campesinos! - "Trying to find the perfect match between pretensious and pop"

This is a band you can't afford to not be listening to right now. They're starting to take the blogosphere by storm and they've got no place to go but up. All you have to do is listen to the first minute of "You!Me!Dancing" to see why. It's probably one of the best buildups to a song I've ever heard, starting with sparse guitar and slowly adding more layers till your literally bombarded with sound. Then the riff kicks and takes you the rest of the way in a journey that includes thick accents and as many hooks as possibly bearable in a song. The song is reminiscent of last year's "It'5" by Architechture in Helsinki, but this is like the more dense, fast-paced version.

"Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks" is another standout song from the band that manages to seemlessly layer a violin over the quirky dance beat. "It Started Out With a Mixx" packs the biggest punch lyrically with the quote, "trying to find the perfect match between pretensious and pop" and a chorus that almost seems like a Killer's shout-out. I recommend this band to fans to everyone but I especially think fans of Architecture in Helsinki and Thunderbirds Are Now! will like them.


(Left-click to download)
MP3 Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
MP3 Los Campesinos! - Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks
MP3 Los Campesinos! - It Started With A Mixx

Read some other posts about them at:
Nothing But Green Lights
Skatterbrain
The Runout groove
The Heroes of the Revolution
Fake DIY
posted by Taylor, 7/03/2006 03:39:00 AM | link 2 comments

2 Comments:

I'd love to find the perfect match between pretensious and pop but the links don't seem to work anymore...

Any way I can still get my grubbly little hands on them?
The links are working fine, just left click on them and wait for the download to start.
commented by Blogger Taylor, 7/06/2006 08:31:00 PM  

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