Monday, December 2 2013
It's a generalization, but the year in indie rock saw a turn away from harmony-focused, gentle rock and back toward something a bit noisier, a bit more idiosyncratic, a little harder to ignore.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
After losing one of their founding members, Los Campesinos! were at a turning point, wondering whether to go on. Good news for us, they did (in the form of new album No Blues), and sonic architect Tom Campesinos! tells PopMatters all about it ...
Tuesday, April 3 2012
Gareth Campesinos! talks about how a recent breakup affected the new record, the role that depression plays in his lyrics, and why touring is a weird thing to do.
Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Wednesday, June 9 2010
In four years, Los Campesinos! have put out three albums, toured the world several times, and become critically-adored indie-rock darlings. So why is Gareth Campesinos! still obsessed with gloom and doom? Atheism, meeting fans expectations, and an aversion to their poppier early songs all make up this insightful interview.
Wednesday, January 26 2011
Like that other seven-piece Welsh combo, Goldie Lookin Chain, Los Campesinos! are comedic chroniclers of a particular youth demographic.
Wednesday, February 29 2012
Los Campesinos! have done a lot of growing up in a short amount of time, but it is their vision and dedication to their core principles that has kept them humble and morphed them into a dependable and always exciting indie rock institution. May they never lose their vitality.
Monday, November 14 2011
Hello Sadness is a very confessional and autobiographical record, overall; one that might cause a sense of discomfort in some listeners for all of its brute honesty and unflinching emotion.
Thursday, July 29 2010
Los Campesinos! proves they're capable of calming down on their latest EP.
Monday, January 25 2010
Prolific British seven-piece show how sonic exploration can actually go right, and in the process prove that romance isn't all that boring after all.
Thursday, November 20 2008
Welsh septet follows up their stellar debut from... 2008. Working at that kind of pace could be worrisome, but not when the results are this good.
Monday, December 5 2011
Welsh septet Los Campesinos! tear through a cathartic, high-octane set in the District.
Tuesday, January 19 2010
Romance is boring? This video is boring (ho ho!)! Really though, it's not for lack of effort--the makeup is top notch!--but the visuals have