Los Campesinos just released their third record, Romance Is Boring, on Arts & Crafts at the end of January. It's their first LP since keyboardist Aleks left the band to go back to school last year. She's been replaced by frontman Gareth's sister Kim on keys and vocals. A video for the record's title track is below.
Los Campesinos! plays the UK and Europe in February and March before coming stateside in April. They'll be in NYC for an April 22nd show at Irving Plaza. Tickets are on sale.
The above-linked MP3 is a new remix LC! did for Canadian band You Say Party! We Say Die! (that's a lot of !'s). YSP!WSD! has an upcoming tour as well. Dates (in full below) include SXSW and a March 29th show at Pianos in NYC. Speaking of SXSW!, it was just announced that !!! will actually be there too.
The LC! tracklist for their new record, new video and all tour dates are below...
Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
'Romance Is Boring' tracklist
1. "In Medias Res"
2. "There Are Listed Buildings"
3. "Romance Is Boring"
4. "We've Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #2)"
5. "Plan A"
7. "Straight in at 101"
8. "Who Fell Asleep In"
9. "I Warned You: Do Not Make an Enemy of Me"
10. "Heart Swells/100-1"
11. "I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know"
12. "A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte"
13. "The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future"
14. "This Is a Flag. There Is No Wind"
15. "Coda: A Burn Scar in the Shape of the Sooner State*"
iTunes bonus track
16. "Too Many Flesh Suppers"
Los Campesinos - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 11 Central Station Wrexham #
Feb 12 EVOL@O2 Liverpool #
Feb 13 Fibbers York #
Feb 15 Tunnels Aberdeen #
Feb 16 Dog House Dundee #
Feb 17 Bongo Edinburgh #
Feb 18 The Venue Derby #
Feb 19 The Musician Leicester #
Feb 21 Junction Cambridge #
Feb 22 Arts Centre Norwich #
Feb 23 Audio Brighton #
Feb 24 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth #
Feb 25 KOKO London #
Feb 26 Princess Pavilion Falmouth #
Feb 27 Thekla Bristol #
Mar 01 The Rainbow Birmingham #
Mar 02 Roadmender Northampton #
Mar 03 Plug & Play Reading #
Mar 04 Banquet New Slang Kingston #
Mar 10 Atomic Cafe Munich $
Mar 11 Club Room Zurich $
Mar 12 Theater Palace St Gallen $
Mar 13 Gebaude 9 Cologne $
Mar 14 Melkweg Amsterdam $
Mar 15 Le Point Éphémère Paris $
Mar 17 Molotov Hamburg $
Mar 18 Rotonde Brussels $
Apr 20 Phoenix Theatre Toronto, Ontario
Apr 22 Irving Plaza New York, New York
Apr 24 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 27 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Apr 30 Cabaret Metro Chicago, Michigan
May 4 Showbox Theatre Seattle, Washington
May 7 Grand Ballroom San Francisco, California
May 8 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
May 21 Solus Cardiff
# w/ Swanton Bombs and Islet
$ w/ Copy Haho
You Say Party! We Say Die! - 2010 Tour Dates
09-Mar - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10-Mar - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
12-Mar - San Fran, CA - Bottom Of the Hill
13-Mar - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
15-Mar - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
17-Mar - Austin, TX - SXSW
18-Mar - Austin, TX - SXSW
19-Mar - Austin, TX - SXSW
21-Mar - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
22-Mar - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
23-Mar - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
24-Mar - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
26-Mar - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
27-Mar - Boston, MA - TT The Bears
29-Mar - New York, NY - Piano's
30-Mar - Detroit, MI - Pike Room
31-Mar - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
2-Apr-Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
3-Apr-Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
5-Apr-Sault Ste. Marie - Loplops Gallery/Lounge
7-Apr-Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Hotel
8-Apr-Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
9-Apr-Edmonton, AB - New City Compound
10-Apr-Prince George, BC - University of Northern British Columbia
16-Apr-Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater