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My heart needs a love dance

Make XXXX not XXX
Los Campesinos! love exclamation marks, but not as much as You Say Party! We Say Die! love exclamation marks. The two groups recently came together for an exclamation mark-heavy remix of the Twin Peaks-inspired “Laura Palmer’s Prom.” Unlike the dreamscape synths of the original version (which appeared on YSP!WSD!’s awesome third album, XXXX), Los Campesinos! have replaced the backing track with a fuzzy shoegaze arrangement that sounds almost identical to “When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine.

XXXX was released in Canada last September via Paper Bag. Next week, the album will finally be issued in the USA.

Back when XXXX was first released, I wrote a cover story on YSP!WSD! for BeatRoute.

MP3: “Laura Palmer’s Prom (Los Campesinos Remix)”

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Either way is a crazy golf course

The sea is also a good place for a photo shoot
if you’ve been wondering what Welsh twee rockers Los Campesinos! have been doing since releasing two albums in 2008, the title of “The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future” should give you a pretty good idea. It’s clear they’ve been dwelling on some pretty heavy stuff, since this half-spoken power ballad covers such topics as politics, anorexia and the death of a parent. With its sombre strings and slow-building crescendos, It’s a far cry from the over-caffeinated, glockenspiel-laden madness of their previous work.

The song appears on Romance Is Boring, which was released last week via Arts & Crafts.

mp3: “The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future”
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