We're big fans of the "!" in Los Campesinos!
, so when we heard their new album was dubbed Hello Sadness
, we feared the ! would be entirely replaced with some :( and maybe even a little :-0, but fret not. "By Your Hand" is chock full of the giddy teenage bliss that LC! do best, as pumped up and hook-y as it is full of meloncholy. Grab it for free below.
is available for purchase now, and the band has a pretty specific description of it which sounds very Los Campesinos:
Hello Sadness is ten songs of love, loss and heartbreak nail-gunned to a back-drop of broken, tangled bodies, creeping, dead-eyed animals, suffocating, looming shadows and World Cup exits. It is an honest, bare bones documentation of breaking up and trying not to break up in the process. Hello Sadness.
NAIL-GUNNED! Where do we sign? Oh yeah, pre-order at the band's website
Catch the band on tour:
11/16 - New York (NY), Bowery Ballroom
11/17 - Brooklyn (NY), Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/18 - Philadelphia (PA), Union Transfer
11/19 - Washington DC, Black Cat
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MP3: "By Your Hand"