Release Date: Apr 6, 2009
Record label: Best Before
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
"There is something brilliant approaching" - Dananananaykroyd, 'Some Dresses' This review is being written before its author goes to watch Dananananaykroyd tear up a venue for the third time. This is important. To scribble these words shortly after seeing the band perform would border on a professional faux pas, such is the intensity and utterly brutal magnificence of their live show.
The Denver Westword recently asked Los Campesinos! musical mastermind Tom Campesinos! whether it frustrates him to see reviews that describe his expansively punk-wracked Welsh septet's guitar-and-xylophone pop as "twee." He said it doesn't, explaining, "One of the most important things about any sort of art is an element of humor, and not to take yourself too seriously." Same goes for art appreciation, not that you'd know it most days from us stuffy critics. Let Marty McFly tell you: The future is heavy. U.S.
When growing up, we all had phrases that were drummed into us with the intent of turning us into safer, healthier, more-rounded and just plain better people. “Don’t talk to strangers” looks after the safety aspect, “eat your greens” has been repeated so many times that some of us turn to doughnuts as adults just because we can and “never judge a book by its cover” should ensure that we’re all able to get on with our fellow man. Ah, yes, “never judge a book by its cover;” a well-meaning mantra that doesn’t hold much weight in the literal sense seeing as book covers are often tailored to appeal to the target market of said book.