Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster...

Pitchfork inspired Twee-Core? Maybe, its mostly high energy indie pop at its best with interchangable girl boy vocals and groupe sing alongs. This is done to a brilliant bring all the instrumnts you can and rock out kind of way. Its thourghly enjoyable like a sugar rush after eating all your favourite sweets, then running round a feild. It wares its influences on its sleave and doesn't stray far from what it does well. Which is a cross between parts of Broken Social Scene and a more hardcore rocky sound. The vocals really stand out in places when the girl and boy interchange or the girl brings the sweetness like on the break down to Don't Tell Me To Do The Math(s). This track has its awful moments though with the out of tune vocals that spoil it for me. The track names are perfect for the tunes I love the sound of track names Drop It Doe Eyes, This Is How You Spell "Hahaha, We Destroyed the Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux-Romantics" and Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks. My favourite track is the single You! Me! Dancing! which has a indie disco feel to it in the lyrics about not being able to dance. The music feels a little Sonic Youth in places too. This is British indie that has grown up looking to America and why not they pull it off well with energy and fun. Death To Los Campesinos! No I will let them live.

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