Monday, April 17, 2017

Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes

Los Campesinos! aren't interested in musical trends.  That band we got to know in the last decade (with a bit of line-up shuffling) still believes in the power of their brand of punk pop.  So on their new album, Sick Scenes, the energy is high, and the melodies sweet.  And no one is a bigger believer in the redemptive power of a sing-along chorus.  But while the vocal inflection still tends towards the bratty side, and lyrics have a telling bite, this album also includes songs more contemplative in tone and pace.  And as good as this band is in dishing out the pop punk, it is the promise of the new style mixed in with the old that promises Los Campesinos! will continue to entertain us in this decade.

Los Campesinos! are Tom, Kim, Gareth, Matt, Rob, Neil, and Jason.  Sick Scenes is out now via Wichita Recordings.


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