Monday, June 16, 2008
The Long Awaited Return/ Los Campesinos!
Firstly, I'd like to apologize for my absence. The last semester of high school which consisted of lots of sleeping then a sudden escalation of studying for my IB exams caused me to forget about my blogger account. Now, on to more important matters...
I have a strong love for British bands, starting with the older groups such as The Beatles, The Who and Pink Floyd, to the British invasion of the music scene during the 80's, all the way up to quirky indie bands coming out of the UK today. If I had to count the number of times I've listened to Belle & Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister or Bloc Party's Silent Alarm on my fingers...well, let's not even go there. Point being, I have an obsession for bands coming out of the UK, and it's one I don't think will end any time soon.
During this last semester of my high school life there's one band I haven't been able to get enough of. Coming out of Cardiff, Wales, Los Campesinos! provide a fun and energetic mix of crazy guitar work and hilarious lyrics with all sorts of references to movies, school and pop culture. Though the singers aren't armed with amazing voices, their interesting girl-guy vocal arrangements along with the use of a number of odd instruments make up for an interesting listen. I expect to hear more great things from this band in the future.
Check out one of my favorite Los Campesinos songs, "You, Me, Dancing":