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Monday, October 26, 2009

Los Campesinos! 'Romance is Boring'


Los Campesinos! are a delightful bunch of Cardiff University (Wales) students that were called together in 2006 to deliver indie- pop tunes to the masses.

Their latest creation, Romance is Boring, is scheduled for release on CD, digital and vinyl (take your pick) February 10, 2010 on Wichita.

It’s produced by John Goodmanson, the guy who also produced We are Beautiful, We are Doomed .The album features Xiu Xiu’s amie Stewart, Parenthetical Girl’s Zac Pennington, and the Dead Science’s Jherek Bischoff.

Romance is Boring covers an array of topics, from rotting corps to athletics. On their website, they stated:

“It is a record about the death and decay or the human body, sex, lost love, mental breakdown, football and, ultimately, that there probably isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.”


Don’t pull out your Prozac just yet. The new album’s lyrics are just as imaginative as ever with titles like “A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte.” Los Campesinos! are currently on tour in the UK and blasting new songs to a ton of eager ears.

If you haven’t been acquainted with LC!, I’ll introduce you:

Here’s the tracklisting for Romance is Boring:

In Medias Res
There are Listed Buildings
Romance is Boring
We’ve Got Your Back (Documented minor emotional breakdown # 2)
Plan Q
Straight in at 101
Who Fell Asleep In
I Warned You:Do not Make an Enemy of Me
Heart Swells/100-1
A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or Letters From Me to Charlotte
The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future
This is a Flag There is No Wind

--Ashley Thompson
currently listening to "We are Beautiful, We are Doomed" by Los Campesinos!

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