Posted in music | pictures on January 15, 2009

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Los Campesinos!

The group came together at Cardiff University in 2006, originally consisting of Neil on guitar, Ellen on bass guitar, and Ollie on drums. In March 2006, Tom joined the band, assuming the role of lead guitarist and songwriter, later followed by Gareth on vocals and glockenspiel, Harriet on violin and keyboard, and finally Aleksandra on vocals, keyboards, and melody horn. "Los Campesinos" roughly translates as "The Farmers" (or "The Peasants") in Spanish, even though none of the members are Spanish, or Farmers. [Wikipedia]
While their tour-mates Titus Andronicus were busy playing a show with Vivian Girls at Maxwell's in Hoboken, UK band Los Campesinos! played their first US show of 2009 over in Brooklyn in the bar portion of the Sound Fix record store (January 14, 2009). They didn't play long though. The whole set was around 25 minutes long and five songs (which actually is all you should ever expect from a free Sound Fix show). They were also missing one member who called out sick. For that reason they joked that they should be called "Los Campesixnos!" (pronounced with a combination of French and Spanish). The small room was packed, and they had to stop letting people in pretty early.

More pictures from the show below...

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Their next NYC shows are at Bowery Ballroom on February 14th & 15th (tix). All tour dates HERE.

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Comments (35)

How was this show? I was at the Titus show which was excellent. Actually Los Camp showed up there for Titus' set. Just to watch though no collaboraitons.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 11:54 AM

they couldnt look any gayer than in these stupid pics. Fuck anything that happens on bedford. I dont even want to go to the upscale bodegas anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:08 PM

it was a great show. short, but really well performed, energetic, great songs. if i can see them again at bowery i will.

Posted by kyle | January 15, 2009 12:09 PM

12:08 is off her meds again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:14 PM

12:08, damn, you'll be missed.

(wish I went to this, but sort of forgot. these quick, small sets are great to swing by. they should do this more)

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:14 PM

College music that will be forgotten in the years after their fanbase graduates. The twee "anthem" is boring; does every song have to be an utter celebration?


Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:19 PM

^^^ god you are so true. let's abandon all things fleeting, sit at home and watch ourselves age in the mirror. I bet you're fun at parties.

Posted by pooper | January 15, 2009 12:22 PM

sound fix sucks - they "reached capacity" (it looked about 3/4 full) before the show started and some bitch outside wouldn't let anyone wait near the door

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:24 PM

'does every song have to be an utter celebration?'

Have you listened to 'We Are Beautiful..'? You just sound like an idiot...

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:25 PM

Alex L.C. is gorgeous.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:25 PM

Let's meet back here in 2012 and see if any of you can even remember a single tune by these 21 yr olds.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:35 PM

any band that ends with an ! is allowed to have every song as an utter celebration. love these kids.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:35 PM

The world is going to end in 2012 so you might as well enjoy shitty music while you can...

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:40 PM

"love these kids" speaks to the very problem being raised. The only thing missing is an emoticon.


Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:46 PM

the owner of Soundfix is such a douche. totally grumpy and totally disconnected to music. lots of "scene building" and counter-talk, but almost nothing about music that predates, say, late 2008.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:49 PM

"love these kids" would only be spoken by a label douchenozzle. Real people don't say that.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:50 PM

i thought these guys were mexicalts???

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 12:53 PM

Anon 12:35 - do you always determine what you enjoy today based on if you think you'll like it three years from now?

Posted by mp77 | January 15, 2009 12:54 PM

There is such a thing as LEGAL CAPACITY. This is new york, not alabama. Why would they risk getting shut down to pack the place like sardines?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 1:06 PM

no, no, you don't understand. the room could not possibly have been at full capacity because commenter 12:24 was not yet inside. duh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 1:12 PM

Fuck yeah marketing demographics!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 1:25 PM

"Let's meet back here in 2012 and see if any of you can even remember a single tune by these 21 yr olds."

who gives a shit?

also, the place is small. they played for 25 mins. if you can't show up early and have a drink or 2 before watching a 25 minute set then you're dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 1:54 PM

Anon 1:54 sounds like a well-spoken guy. Los C appear to attract meatheads now too . . . former Drama students and now thicknecks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 2:02 PM

Rules for the Brooklyn Vegan comment board:

1. If you don't like a band, they clearly suck.
2. You don't actually have to listen to said band to make that determination. Generic labels are sufficient for judgment.
3. [Fill in the blanks] _______ used to be cool a few years ago, when you hung out there/listened to them, but now only douchebags go there/like them.
4. You have every right to demand extra for your free.
5. ________ is a terrible place to see a show because _______.
6. People who have fun are jerks.

Posted by Super-Extra | January 15, 2009 2:21 PM

well this band sucks and so do the photos.
everyone else is cool though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 2:23 PM

you and me dancing!
you and me dancing!
you and me dancing!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 2:23 PM

2:23PM: Marry me? (No, Im serious.)

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 2:43 PM

I agree that there is a good chance they will be irrelevant in a few years. However right now they play fun music and good live shows. So I will go see them at Bowery Ballroom and have a fun night and be very entertained. Is there anything wrong with liking a band that is not going to chance the face of music forever?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 6:43 PM

I was at this show and I listen to Discreet Music every night before I go to sleep.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 7:01 PM

Note to photographers: Take pictures of the crowd! This looks like it could have been band practice. Who did they perform for? What was the audience like? How many were there? Chicks? Dudes? Boozers? Slam-dancers? Packed tight? Spread thin? C'mon. Document the event.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 10:03 PM

this year valentine day is gonna be so awesome with this concert. can't wait.

Posted by imkoreansowhat | January 15, 2009 10:31 PM

Kurt Cobain would love this band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 9:12 AM

what time did daft punk go on and how long did they play?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 12:50 PM

Super-Extra is the demon spawn of Bernard Madoff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 10:01 PM

all i can tell you all is to do not quit your day job slim shady n

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 11:47 AM

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