The untrained eye might assume Los Campesinos! were a rock en español outfit, but its simply a clever name in the tradition of Yo La Tengo. What is significant in the Welsh bands name is that ever-present exclamation point: many of their hard-charging noisy pop tunes seem to simply explode with playful energy, as seen throughout 2008s We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed. The names also a reflection of the wry humor that you kinda expect from quirky Brits: tolerance is more appealing in theory than in practice, they sing on Ways to Make It Through the Wall. Los Campesinos! is currently touring behind their latest full-length, this Januarys Romance Is Boring, which Gareth Campesinos! (the whole band goes by the same adopted surname) describes as being about death and football.
Mon., May 10, 7 p.m., 2010