By: Christy Mannering
Where can you find Stars, Feist, New Buffalo and The Dears all in one place? I’ll tell you where, on the label Arts&Crafts. Now you’ll also find Los Campesinos right along with them! Arts&Crafts signed the septet on April 20th and without any hesitation the label will be releasing their new EP “Sticking Fingers Into Sockets” on July 3rd. The album was produced by none other than David Newfeld of Broken Social Scene.
It has been a whirlwind for the seven member band, because it has only been a year since their very first gig and now they’re preparing their first US tour. They’ve also been a hit in the UK as their first single “We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives” has become a universal favorite. The single will surely be the crowd pleaser when Los Campesinos play at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 5th.
While most of the tour dates have not yet been released, I’m positive that when the Cardiff, Wales-based band makes their rounds, they’ll find themselves with quite a following. Go to the Los Campesinos website and sign up for their newsletter to know when they set a date for a show in your local area. In the words of Los Campesinos, “Love and Guts! xxxxx.”