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Los Campesinos! announce new album, share “I Broke Up in Amarante” — listen

Plus, the UK outfit will tour North America and Europe next year

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    On February 24th, Los Campesinos! will return with Sick Scenes, their first album in over three years. The 11-track collection will be released via Wichita Recordings and features production from guitarist Tom Bromley and longtime collaborator John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie).

    According to a press statement, the follow-up to 2013’s No Blues represents “an expression of the pent-up aggression we [the band] felt due to being inactive for so long, but it’s also a celebration of just getting to be a band, of getting to play music with our friends.” It was recorded in Fridao, Portugal during Euro 2016.

    As a preview, the UK indie pop outfit has shared the frenetic, pop-punk-leaning lead single “I Broke Up in Amarante” today. Frontman Gareth Campesinos! told Pitchfork that the song was about “battling with bad mental health, trying to comfort and reason with yourself over something you can’t control.”

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    He added, “Specifically it’s about how my main coping mechanism was to keep myself constantly drunk in the blistering heat of Amarante while being failed by a largely terrible international football tournament.” Listen below.

    In support of of the new album, Los Campesinos have lined up a lengthy tour across both North America and Europe. Find the dates below the artwork and tracklist.

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    Sick Scenes Artwork:

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    Sick Scenes Tracklist:
    01. Renato Dall’Ara (2008)
    02. Sad Suppers
    03. I Broke Up in Amarante
    04. A Slow, Slow Death
    05. The Fall of Home
    06. 5 Flucloxacillin
    07. Here’s to the Fourth Time!
    08. For Whom the Belly Tolls
    09. Got Stendhal’s
    10. A Litany/Heart Swells
    11. Hung Empty

    Los Campesinos! 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
    12/03 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb for Bach
    12/04 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
    12/05 – London, UK @ UK Moth Club
    02/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
    02/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
    02/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    02/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
    03/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
    03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    03/03 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    03/04 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
    03/05 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
    03/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
    03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
    03/09 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    03/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    04/27 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Centre
    04/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
    04/29 – Sheffield, UK @ Queens Social Club
    04/30 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
    05/01 – London, UK @ Koko
    05/05 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
    05/06 – Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre
    05/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds

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