Hey kids! How are you all? Haven't had a chat in a while and it's good to be back. Although I have been absent in posting my most 'recent' finds (although most not 'recent', just haven't posted about said 'recent' find) I've definitely been keeping up with the Jones'. One album that I just got my hands on was the Los Campesinos! album Hold On Now, Youngster. By golly! What a gem! I love an album that comes across as fun, bold and artistic at the same time. Not many albums fall under all three categories let alone just one!
Hailing from Cardiff, UK Los Campesinos! is comprised of 7 team members; 4 dudes and 3 lady friends (who might I add are super cute...and if any of you ladies are reading this, "Hello!"). Their latest output and their first full length entitled Hold On Now, Youngster is, as I mentioned before, a whole lot of fun. It mixes messy pop hooks and guitar solos with a playful atmosphere that gets you bouncing in your seat...or wherever you happened to be. The dynamics and obvious chemistry between the two singers make it possible for people to connect with them. They sound like to best friends having a conversation with each other which in turn draws you in. Another A+ goes to the team chanting moments...but I'm a big sucker for team chanting.
The album is available for digital download here and it comes highly recommended from this blogger.
Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos!
Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!