Have I got some news for you today! This post is all to do with the most eloquently gloomy and cathartic band in existence right now, Los Campesinos!
Firstly, Harriet, the violinist for LC!, has left the band to pursue her studies. It will be interesting to see whether the band find a touring violinist, or another permanent member, but at any rate Harriet will be sorely missed. Good luck to her in the future!
We also now have what is a tentative cover for the second issue of “Heat Rash”, LC!’s quarterly zine. Unfortunately new subscriptions to the project are closed at the moment, but keep your ears open because it’s well worth your money. On top of getting a quarterly zine, vinyl, and exclusive tracks, you also get discounts from their web store! The first issue was astounding for a debut, with contributions from every member of the band, alongside some brilliant artwork from Rob “Sparky Deathcap” Campesinos! Definitely try and get your hands on it if you can.
Lastly, the band have just revealed the details of their new album – Hello Sadness.
Set for release on the 14th of November, 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.”
I don’t think I could expect anything more from Los Campesinos! – this sounds like the exact album I’ve been waiting for. Bring on November!